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HTRI Training - Japan

Chiba, Japan | December 19 - 21, 2017

Training Courses

Check-in begins at 8:30 AM. Courses run from 9:00 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, December 19, 2017

    Impact of Recent HTRI Research Workshop (US$450)

    Instructor: LiDong Huang

    LiDong Huang will teach this course in English; Hitoshi Miyamoto will provide Japanese language support throughout the course.

    Many members learn about the impact of HTRI research only when new software is released and HTRI Xchanger Suite predictions change. We developed this workshop so that our members can learn about research developments before software is revised. This short course highlights recent developments in the HTRI research program and demonstrates their impact through case studies, including

    • a feed effluent heat exchanger with shellside phase separation
    • light hydrocarbon reboiler with drywall boiling
    • kettle reboiler with vapor holdup
    • flow maldistribution in an air cooler

    Come and learn the latest HTRI guidelines and update your understanding of our research program.

    Key Topics

    Progress in these research areas will be discussed:

    • air-cooler studies
    • stream analysis
    • pressure drop and flow regimes in large pipes
    • kettle reboilers
    • thermosiphon operation
    • tubeside falling film evaporation
    • vacuum shellside condensation

    Suggested Participants

    HTRI members who are interested in learning the latest HTRI guidelines and how HTRI research impacts the results given in Xchanger Suite

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    Thermosiphon Reboilers Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: Hitoshi Miyamoto and LiDong Huang

    Hitoshi Miyamoto will teach in Japanese; LiDong Huang will teach in English.

    This short course is dedicated to the discussion of thermosiphon reboilers. While working through four checklists (vertical tubeside, vertical shellside, horizontal tubeside, and horizontal shellside) developed by HTRI’s Engineering Services team, you will learn more about HTRI guidelines, recommendations and the use of Xist to investigate design issues in thermosiphon reboilers.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Kettle Reboilers Short Course (US$650)

    Instructors: Hitoshi Miyamoto and LiDong Huang

    Hitoshi Miyamoto will teach in Japanese; LiDong Huang will teach in English.

    Thermal design methods for kettle reboilers have evolved over the years and old rules-of-thumb no longer apply. New research results, software advances, and feedback from industry all contribute to improved design practices. The course presents the most up-to-date research in kettle reboilers, provides our current recommendation to use Xist to model kettles accurately, and discusses future research and software development to improve predictions. Many example problems illustrate recommended good practices for using Xist, interpreting warning messages, improving designs, and troubleshooting cases.

    Key Topics

    • Shellside boiling methods
    • Recirculation
    • Liquid level and bundle dryout
    • Differences between bundle composition and feed composition
    • Kettle sizing
    • Entrainment
    • Vibration
    • Fouling

    Suggested Participants

    Thermal design engineers and heat exchanger experts

Shannon Iverson
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Hitoshi Miyamoto
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LiDong Huang
Lidong huang

Principal Engineer, Experimental Research, holds a BS from Shanghai Maritime University and an MS from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, where he studied and developed methods for predicting subcooled flow boiling, film boiling, and critical heat flux. Before joining HTRI, Huang worked as an instructor and thermal engineer in the Department of Marine Engineering at Shanghai Maritime University. Since joining HTRI, he has focused primarily on boiling and two-phase flow phenomena but also has done some experimental and analytical work on plate heat exchangers, organic fouling, and single-phase mixed convection. Huang has taught numerous courses for HTRI. He is a member of ASME and a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Texas.

Hitoshi Miyamoto
Hitoshi miyamoto

Technical Representative, Japan, holds both a BS and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. Miyamoto retired after over 35 years with IHI Corporation, where he held numerous Project Manager and Project Engineering positions in LNG/ LPG, chemical plant, nuclear power plant (PW/BWR), re-processing plant, and pharmaceutical plant. Following his retirement, he continued to do consulting work for his former employer on heat transfer and fluid flow, air coolers, and LNG/BWR/PWR plant engineering projects. Miyamoto also served on the HTRI Technical Committee from 1999 – 2003. His knowledge of HTRI technology and decades of engineering expertise enable him to provide quality technical support and training to our customers in Japan. Miyamoto is a registered Professional Engineer and First Class Management Engineer in Design & Construction (Japan).


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Marive West 4F
No. 4 Meeting Room
2-6-1 Nakase Mihama-ku
Chiba, Japan 261-0023