HTRI Xchanger Suite Educational | HTRI

HTRI Xchanger Suite® Educational is a version of Xchanger Suite customized for use by educational institutions. Supported by extensive data collected for over 50 years on our industrial-scale heat transfer equipment, this software quickly and accurately handles heat exchanger calculations.

Included in this single-integrated environment are three powerful design, rating, and performance simulation modules:

  • Xace - crossflow heat exchangers (air coolers and heat recovery bundles)
  • Xist - shell-and-tube heat exchangers
  • Xphe - compact heat exchangers (plate-and-frame)

Please note that licenses for HTRI Xchanger Suite Educational do not include access to any of our commercial products such as eLibrary, Service Packs, or the HTRI Design Manual.

Program Capabilities

Cross flow (Xace)

  • Design, rate, and simulate air-cooled heat exchangers (with fans on or off), heat recovery bundles, and natural draft exchangers.
  • Enter any tubeside and outside process conditions.
  • Access many special features, such as
    • links to vendor-supplied fan selection software
    • outside maldistribution (of both inlet air flow and temperature)
    • multiple services in one bay
Multiple series in one bay

Shell-and-tube (Xist)

  • Design, rate, and simulate shell-and-tube exchangers.
  • Evaluate geometries including
    • TEMA E, F, G, H, J, K, and X shells
    • kettle and thermosiphon reboilers including piping
    • falling film evaporators
    • tubeside reflux condensers
  • Analyze single-phase, condensation, and boiling processes.
  • Preview rigorous tube layout using interactive drawing shown to scale.
Setting plan in Xist

Compact (Xphe)

  • Design, rate, and simulate plate-and-frame exchangers.
  • Calculate each plate channel incrementally using local properties and process conditions.
  • Use unique research-based port maldistribution procedure to determine flow through each plate channel.
  • Analyze single-phase, condensation, and boiling processes.
Drawing in Xphe

System Requirements

You must have the following equipment to run the components successfully:

  • 32-bit Intel® Pentium® or compatible processor
  • 64-MB memory (RAM) for Microsoft Windows 98/ME; 128 MB for Microsoft Windows 2000/XP
  • available hard disk space: 260 MB
  • SVGA (800 × 600 resolution) graphics adapter
  •  pointing device (e.g., mouse, touchpad)
  • Microsoft Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, or Windows XP operating system
  • CD-ROM drive (for program installation)

HTRI recommends an 800 MHz or faster Pentium IV with 256 MB RAM, Windows XP operating system, and an XGA graphics adapter (1024 × 768 resolution).