Xfh Ultra 2.0 beta now available 

The beta for HTRI’s Xfh® Ultra 2.0 is now available for licensed users on the Downloads page. This is your opportunity to try the new beta version and provide comments that could improve the software prior to its full release.

Some of the significant changes include

  • multiple dissimilar fireboxes and flue gas mixers
    Handles multiple dissimilar fireboxes in a single simulation that share a common convection section (e.g., inter-stage heating in catalytic reformers). In addition, the introduction of a flue gas mixer unit operation allows for more complex flue gas arrangements such as multiple fired heaters sharing a common stack, supplementary heating, and air ingress.
  • interactive fired heater flowsheet
    Provides a new, flow-sheet style, interactive fired heater diagram for defining more complex fired heater configurations.
  • firebox and radiant coil diagrams
    Includes 3D diagrams of the firebox and associated radiant coils, along with the ability to zoom and rotate.
  • arbor coils
    A specific arbor (also known as U tube, wicket or basket) coil type is now available to users.
  • convection section improvements
    Provides a more comprehensive definition of convection bank geometries, including the presence and size of corbels and duct dimensions.
  • transfer lines and crossovers
    Includes unheated process lines, which can have a significant impact on the pressure drop, in the overall fired heater simulation. These can be cross-overs between heater sections or transfer lines to adjacent unit operations.
  • steam injection 
    Specifies the inclusion of any number of steam injection points into the tubeside process fluid, which is an important consideration in vacuum heaters.
  • liquid fuels with steam atomization
    Defines atomization steam as part of a liquid fuel definition.
  • flow regime parameters
    Reports parameters to determine position in HTRI and Baker flow regime maps at each solution point.

Xfh Ultra 2.0 can be installed alongside your existing version. For more information about installation features, visit the Xfh Ultra 2.0 beta download page. If you encounter installation issues, please contact support@htri.net.

Send all comments, questions, or problems with the Xfh Ultra 2.0 beta to BetaTesters@HTRI.net by March 29, 2019.

We greatly appreciate your participation in the beta testing and look forward to your feedback.