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HTRI Training - Latin America

Mexico City, Mexico | October 24 - 26, 2017


Stay relevant. HTRI’s training events create opportunities to investigate current process heat transfer concepts and principles. Attend HTRI Training – Latin America to examine heat transfer technologies and discuss current issues in your industry. Register today to benefit from hands-on, real-life case studies in the following courses. Some modules will be taught in English; remaining modules will be taught in Spanish.

  • Heat Exchanger Design and Costing Short Course
  • Special Topics in Xist Workshop
  • Condensers Workshop

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Training Courses

Check-in begins at 8:00 AM. Courses run from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM daily.

Course fees include arrival tea/coffee, lunches and snacks at breaks, training materials (workbooks, solutions booklets, and electronic copies of the case files), and computers with Xchanger Suite.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

    Heat Exchanger Design and Costing Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: Alejandro Meneses and S. Greg Starks

    Alejandro Meneses will teach in Spanish, Greg Starks will teach in English. Andy Mountford will provide Spanish-language support to attendees throughout the short course.

    If you design, specify, or troubleshoot heat exchangers, then this course is for you! Focused on issues that EPCs and processors face, this short course will discuss the importance of heat exchanger economics and use Exchanger Optimizer, a heat exchanger costing tool, to help you evaluate your exchanger designs from a total cost of ownership perspective. Hands-on and using industry-based case studies, you will discuss important design aspects and their impact on cost.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

    Special Topics in Xist Workshop (US$450)

    Instructors: Andrew J. Mountford and S. Greg Starks

    Andy Mountford will teach in Spanish, Greg Starks will teach in English. Alejandro Meneses will provide Spanish-language support to attendees throughout the workshop.

    This workshop moves beyond the fundamentals of thermal design to focus on specific design challenges associated with a range of service types including kettle reboilers, vacuum condensers and feed-effluent exchangers. Presented as a series of case studies, each topic is introduced by the instructor before participants delve into Xist to work on solutions which are ultimately discussed amongst the group. The knowledge attained from this workshop will allow you to tackle related design challenges in your future work.

    Key Topics

    • kettle reboilers
    • vacuum condensers
    • feed-effluent exchangers

    Suggested Participants

    Experienced Xist users who troubleshoot cases and evaluate shell-and-tube exchanger performance

Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Condensers Workshop (US$450)

    Instructors: Andrew J. Mountford and S. Greg Starks

    Andy Mountford will teach in Spanish, Greg Starks will teach in English. Alejandro Meneses will provide Spanish-language support to attendees throughout the workshop.

    Learn the fundamentals of condensation mechanisms and how they apply to condenser designs! Apply guidelines to develop Xchanger Suite cases for accurate assessment of performance. This course provides a foundation for understanding the basis for thermal design of typical industrial heat exchangers.

    Key Topics

    • Film condensation in vertical surfaces
    • Condensation in horizontal tube bundles
    • Interfacial vapor shear effects on condensation heat transfer
    • Condensation inside horizontal tubes
    • Desuperheating and subcooling
    • Condensation with mixtures
    • Condensation with enhanced heat transfer surfaces
    • Two-phase pressure drop
    • Venting inerts
    • Drainage

    Suggested Participants

    Engineers who design and evaluate condenser equipment

Alejandro Meneses
044/045.55.3033.2176 Mobile (within Mexico)
+52.1.55.3033.2176 Mobile (outside Mexico)
+52.55.3547.3165 office
alejandro.meneses@htri.net


Instuctors

Andy Mountford
Andy mountford

Senior Consulting Engineer, Technical Services and Sales, provides technical support and training for HTRI. He earned a BSc and MSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Organometallic and Materials Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. During his tenure there, he conducted research at Wolfson Laboratory for Materials and Catalysis. He previously held the position of Thermal Design Supervisor at Tecnicas Reunidas in Madrid, Spain, gaining valuable experience using HTRI methods and software. Mountford oversaw the development of several high-profile PWR and BWR nuclear plant projects, as well as gained valuable experience in the thermohydraulic design of heat transfer equipment for the petrochemical and nitric acid/nitrates industries. His experience in using HTRI Xchanger Suite makes him uniquely qualified to bring an end-user’s perspective to the HTRI training program and to share techniques for effectively working with the software.


S. Greg Starks
S greg starks

Regional Sales Manager, USA/Canada, graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. While working at the Shuttle Support Thermal Control Systems Analysis Group of Rockwell International, Houston, Texas, he performed thermal analyses for the space shuttle and developed geometry models for the shuttle/space station. From 1994 – 1999, Starks was employed at HTRI, developing calculation engines for our software as well as a quality control database to track program changes. He then moved to Austin, Texas, to work as the Software Engineering Manager for Tanisys Technology, Inc., a supplier of automated test equipment for semiconductor memory technologies. When he rejoined HTRI, Starks was responsible for enhancements to the Xist calculation engine. He now leads sales efforts in the United States and Canada and assists with HTRI’s training initiatives.


Venue

The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City

Javier Barros Sierra, 540
Lomas Santa Fe
Mexico City 01210 
Mexico

 

Hotel Information

The Westin Santa Fe, Mexico City
Javier Barros Sierra, 540
Lomas Santa Fe
Mexico City 01210 
Mexico

Alternate Hotel Option
Hilton Mexico City Santa Fe
Antonio Dovali Jaime No. 7
Mexico City 01219
Mexico