Xchanger Suite 8 now available

HTRI announces the release of Xchanger Suite® 8. Licensed users can now download this latest version from the Downloads page.

Considered to be the most advanced thermal process design and simulation software, Xchanger Suite rates, simulates, and designs a variety of heat transfer equipment. All Xchanger Suite components are highly flexible, allowing rigorous specification of the exchanger geometry.

Significant changes in Xchanger Suite 8 include

  • both new and improved methods
    Twenty new or improved heat transfer and pressure drop methods are based on ongoing research at HTRI.
  • new design capability for Xist®
    A new rating engine with faster logic (Xist Ultra) will provide more rigor than the older “shortcut” engine and help ensure that you determine the best buildable design. A revamped design view accommodates all new design options.
  • redesigned physical properties input
    New options simplify the input of physical property data. In addition, Version 8 offers extended graphing of the data, improved point selection, and a weighted temperature option.
  • updated navigation
    Version 8 allows you to choose between a new ribbon bar or the more familiar toolbar. The user interface also provides tooltips showing alternative units of measure for inputs and outputs without having to change the units system. In the output section, you can now define and save the layouts for your own graphs, allowing for easy retrieval.
  • improved installation process
    The new installation process is more straightforward for all users, particularly companies that handle their own internal distribution.
  • optional integration with Exchanger Optimizer
    Installed with Xchanger Suite but licensed separately, Exchanger Optimizer can provide a cost analysis of your shell-and-tube or air-cooled heat exchanger. When you run your case, Exchanger Optimizer can run simultaneously and produce a standard report in Xist or Xace®.

For a more detailed description of these changes, view the About Version 8 on the Xchanger Suite 8 Download page.

Contact support@htri.net if you require assistance downloading or installing the software.