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Beyond the Basics: Thermodynamic Availability in Xchanger Suite Webinar

July 01, 2024 | 9:00 PM CDT (UTC -05:00)

Session targeted for audience in Asia (July 02, 2024 at 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM India Standard Time, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM China Standard Time, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Japan Standard Time).

Energy efficiency has always been an important consideration for process heat exchanger design. Current design approaches implement steady-state conservation laws only for mass and energy (the first law of thermodynamics) and are limited because the efficiency value always approaches unity.  This webinar explores a new, more discriminating efficiency analysis in Xchanger Suite® that is based on the second law of thermodynamics. By calculating the net change in thermodynamic availability of the streams, we can evaluate the irreversible energy loss—an important metric in trade-off studies. This irreversibility is dependent on the dead-state temperature and the net change in entropy of the streams. After an overview of the first and second laws, this webinar reviews two case studies: a shell-and-tube heat exchanger and an air-cooled heat exchanger. We then review the overall efficiency trends noted when evaluating heat exchanger designs using the second law of thermodynamics.

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Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Registration deadline: June 26, 2024 (11:59 PM US Central Time)

Facilitated by Shayne Gregson

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Engineer, Technical Support, graduated in 2019 with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. During her studies, she completed an internship in the oil and gas industry, with a focus on Front End Engineering Design. Before joining HTRI, she worked in the nuclear safety industry, helping to ensure safe design principles for a nuclear waste treatment facility. At HTRI, she has focused on training, technical support, and contracts.