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Heat Exchanger Fouling Short Course

Course Fee: US$650

Industry experience indicates that using traditional methods in heat exchanger design for fouling service may result in excessive heat transfer area in some applications and promote fouling in others.

This course reviews issues with fouling and several methods used in designing heat exchangers for fouling service.

Key Topics

  • Mechanisms, mitigation, and diagnosis of crude oil fouling
  • Uncertainty and design margins, including a review of open literature methods
  • Overview of cooling water fouling, with discussion of the HTRI predictive model for cooling water fouling
  • Risk-based design method
  • No-foul design method

Suggested Participants

Engineers who specify, rate, and/or analyze heat exchangers in fouling service