Product Spotlight: Exchanger Optimizer 2.0 – What’s New?

Learn about new features that improve economic evaluation capabilities and provide a more accurate estimate.

Date
November 1, 2016

Exchanger Optimizer version 2.0 has several new features to improve economic evaluation capabilities and provide a more accurate estimate.

Revamp Scenarios

Exchanger Optimizer can now be used to quickly evaluate revamp scenarios, such as upgrading metallurgy, changing a tube bundle, or assessing the economics of utilizing enhanced tubing. This capability helps operators plan plant turnarounds and develop greater understanding of the cost impact of their decisions.

Bill of Materials

The new bill of materials for shell-and-tube heat exchangers provides detailed information regarding dimensions and costs of each component.

Bill of materials for shell-and-tube exchangers

 

Fabrication Activities

The new fabrication activities report provides a detailed breakdown of the labor needed to construct the heat exchanger, and includes the labor to cut, machine, drill, and weld each component.

Fabrication activities report

 

Regional Based Estimation Methods

The estimates are now based on specified shop and plant locations. Exchanger Optimizer includes local labor rates for several heat exchanger markets, including the United States, Europe, Korea, and China. It is now possible to evaluate complex scenarios such as fabrication in Korea and installation in Europe. Using local market costs improves estimate accuracy, especially in regions outside of the United States. The labor rates can also be automatically tuned based on actual prices for your specific manufacturer.

New Shell-and-tube Options

Exchanger Optimizer version 2.0 contains many new options to further customize the estimate for shell-and-tube exchangers. These include the ability to estimate tube inserts, heat treatment, helium leak testing, TEMA and API requirements, expansion joints, kettle weir plates, and many more.

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