COURSE NAME:Heat Exchanger Overview Performance & Operations


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Heat exchanger is an important and expensive item of equipment that is used almost in every industry (oil and petrochemical, sugar, food, pharmaceutical and power industry). A better understanding of the basic principles of heat transfer and fluid flow and their application to the design and operation of heat exchangers that you gain from this course will enable you to improve their efficiency and extend their life. You understand how to use the applicable API, TEMA and ASME recommended practices, standards and codes for heat exchangers. This will enable you to communicate with the designers, manufacturers and bidders of heat exchangers. The methods of cleaning and inspection of heat exchangers as well as their troubleshooting will be included.




Upon successful completion of this course, the participants should be able to understand:

- Functions and applications of pressure vessels and heat exchangers

- Protection & Corrosion problems in Industry

- Fouling effect, prediction and techniques of control

- Operation and troubleshooting

- Overall heat transfer coefficients

- Effects of internal and external pressures

- Applications in petrochemical industry




1-   Introduction

2-   General classifications of heat exchangers

3-   Codes & Standard

4-   Shell & Tube HE

5-   Heat transfer

6-   Vibration

7-   Pressure drop

8-   Installation of HE

9-   Operation of Heat

10- Maintenance and troubleshooting

Detailed Daily Plan

Day One: 

1-   Introduction

- Fluid properties (velocity, density, viscosity, specific gravity, volume flowrate and mass flowrate

- Thermodynamic properties and heat transfer (specific heat, enthalpy, thermal conductivity, coefficient of heat transfer, overall heat transfer coefficient

2-   General classifications of heat exchangers

- Definition of a heat exchanger

- Applications of heat exchanger


Day Two:   

3-   General classifications of heat exchangers

- Tubular heat exchangers

- Shell and tube heat exchanger

- Plate heat exchanger

4-   Codes & Stand

- Characterization bodies (TEMA, HEI, API, ASME, …)

- TEMA nomenclatures of a heat exchanger

- TEMA codes of a heat exchanger

- TEMA sizing of  a heat exchanger


Day Three:   

5-   Shell & Tube HE

- General features of a  shell and tube heat exchanger (STHE)

- Construction of (STHE)

- Different types of (STHE)

- Applications

6-   Heat transfer

- Modes of heat transfer

- Thermal conductance and resistance

- Overall heat transfer coefficient in a tubular type heat exchanger

- Overall heat transfer coefficient in shell and tube heat exchanger


Day Four: 


7-   Vibration

- What is meant by flow-induced vibration?

- What is the object natural frequency?

- Types of flow velocities in the shell

- Avoiding vibration in (STHE)

8-   Pressure drop

- Shell-side pressure drop

- Tube-side pressure drop

9-   Installation of HE

- Precautions taken

- Fixing the unit

Day Five:   

10-    Operation of Heat

- Start-up

- Shut-down

11-    Maintenance and troubleshooting

- Maintenance

- Troubleshooting



This course is design for:

- Developees (mechanical, Process, Planning & Vibration Engineers and supervisors)

- Project engineers, process engineers and plant engineers in the oil, chemical, sugar, power, and other industries that requires a wider and deeper appreciation of heat exchangers design, performance and operation.

- The detailed review of thermal and mechanical design is particularly useful to plant and maintenance engineers as well as to those generally knowledge able in the subject, but who require a refresher or update.

- Codes and standards are useful for project engineer to help him communicate with manufacturers, designers and bidders of heat exchangers.

Troubleshooting procedures are important for process engineers. 

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