SAICHE-365: Heat Exchangers Design Principles & Practice

Provider: ProTherm Systems (Pty) Ltd

Credits: 1

Valid from: 14/04/2020 - 14/04/2023 

Hours: 10

Type: Course

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About the Course:

The understanding of heat transfer theory is crucial to almost all engineers but it is of more importance to process / chemical and mechanical engineers, because these engineers are at the forefront in the design, operation and maintenance of heat exchangers. It is a common practice in mining, steel, chemical, pulp and paper industries to use heat exchangers to transfer energy from one fluid to another. They are very useful in mining and chemical industries especially where direct heating and electrical heating is not permitted due to the dangers of explosion and the presence volatile gases.
There are three types of heat exchangers that are commonly used world-wide i.e. shell & tube heat exchangers, plate heat exchangers and finned tubes or cross-flow heat exchangers. The fundamentals of heat transfer to be covered in this course will go beyond the conductive heat transfer theory to include convective and radiant heat transfer principles. The heat transfer subject is wide and vast, therefore it is not possible to cover every heat exchanger configuration or subject in day. Moreover the emphasis of the course is more on the sizing, operation and maintenance of gasketted plate heat exchangers, shell and tube heat exchangers, cross-flow heat exchangers and the like. TEMA and API 661 will be discussed including implications of these codes in the design and supply of the related heat exchangers.
 
Benefits of Attending
 Understanding of the fundamental principles behind the design and workings of heat exchangers.
 Refresher course regarding the core principles of heat exchanger sizing and operation.
 Appreciation of the no one size fit-all when it comes to heat exchanger as each heat exchanger is custom design for a specific application.
 Exposure to wide range of practical lessons and cases that will position you as specialist in the heat exchanger selection, operation and maintenance.
 Getting introductory exposure to TEMA and API 661 including how these codes governs the design of heat exchangers.

 Understand heat exchanger working principles. 

How will this benefit your company
 Assist the employer with the selection of an appropriate heat exchanger for the job i.e. “right tool for the job”
 Understanding of the working principles of heat exchangers will enable engineers / technicians to extend the life-time of the equipment

 Specify heat exchangers correctly for price evaluation.

Who should attend
 Process or Chemical Engineers
 Mechanical Engineers
 Technical Engineers
 Metallurgical Engineers
 Technicians
 Maintenance Engineers
 Operations Managers
 Maintenance Engineers
 Plant Manager / Superintendents

 Project Engineers