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Heat Exchanger Fundamentals: Specification & Design

2 Professional Development Hours

After completing this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Better understand the underlying principles of design of heat exchanger systems
  • Make sound decision about the feasibility of application of given system
  • Use appropriate procedure for selection and sizing of the elements of the system


  • Highlight the fundamentals of heat exchangers, specification and the right selection for the given application.
  • Explain the main principles of heat transfer as a prerequisite for the good performance.
  • Describe the engineering approach to the design of these systems
  • Indicate some of the challenges in the operation of these systems

Webinar Outline

  • Fundamentals of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow: Choice of Working Fluid
  • Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Configurations (TEMA)
  • Major Components of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers: Tube Bundle and Baffles
  • Thermal Design and Effectiveness
  • Hydraulic Design: Fluid Flow and Pumping Power Calculation
  • Material Selection and Fabrication Techniques
  • Specifics of Other Types of Heat Exchangers: Plate Types and Air-Cooled Types
  • Performance Validation
  • Problems in Operation: Fouling, Scaling, Corrosion and Erosion
  • Maintenance and Repairs: Tube Leaking and Re-tubing
  • Summary and Conclusions

Who should attend: 

  • The course is intended for those involved in selecting, procurement, and operation of heat exchangers in various industries,
    Project engineers • Process engineers • Mechanical engineers • Plant and Maintenance engineers
  • Facilities engineers • Engineering technologists 
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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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