Design, Sizing and Equipment Selection for Thermal Fluid Systems

Online /
September 23, 26-29, 2021 /
Course Code: 13-0913-ONL22

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Please note, This instructor-led course has specific dates and times:
Course Date is September 23, 26-29, 2021

This course is held online over 5 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
10:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply principles of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics in component design of real thermal-Fluid systems.
  • Use analytical and empirical tools in the design and analysis of various thermal-fluid system components.
  • Evaluate technical alternatives while bearing in mind practical limitations and criteria.

The success in achieving productivity targets and improving existing processes depends on one’s understanding and ability to assess system performance, perform accurate design and sizing calculations, and diagnose and troubleshoot faults.

Participants in this course will learn how to design, size, select, and assess the performance of various components in commonly used thermal-fluid system such as: gas transporting systems (fans, compressors, and ducts), liquid transporting systems (pumps and piping), and heat exchanging systems (shell and tube, double pipe, plate and frame and cross-flow heat exchangers). The materials presented in this course are for individuals who have little background on the subject; while also providing valuable information for personnel with thermal-fluid systems experience.

Course Outline:

  • Selected Topics in Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Fluids Transporting Systems
  • Gases Transporting Systems
  • Liquid Transporting Systems
  • Heat Exchanging Systems
  • Equipment Design and Sizing
  • Double Pipe Heat Exchangers
  • Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
  • Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers and Cross Flow Heat Exchangers
  • Equipment Selection and Operation
  • Workshops

Who Should Attend

Design and Project Engineers and Technologists • Plant and Facility Engineers Consultants • Mechanical Engineers and Technologists • Maintenance and Operation Personnel and Other Technical Personnel Who Need to Upgrade Their Current Knowledge of Design, Operation Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Failure Prevention of Gas and Liquid Transporting and Heat Exchanging Equipment Used in Various Industries such as: Chemical, Petroleum, Petrochemical, Utility &Energy, Plastics, Pulp &Paper, Manufacturing Service and Heat Treating Industries

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Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Time

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Selected Background Topics

Selected Topics in Fluid Mechanics

  • Fluid Properties
  • Basic Equations of Fluid Mechanics
  • Flow in Pipe Networks

Selected Topics in Thermodynamics

  • Ideal gases and its properties
  • Steam properties
  • First Law of Thermodynamics

Selected Topics in Heat Transfer

  • Modes of heat transfer (conduction, convection, and radiation).
  • Calculation of heat transfer coefficients in different configurations.

Fluids Transporting Systems

Gases Transporting Systems

  • Steam Piping
  • Compressed air piping
  • Types of compressors
  • Sizing compressed-air-system components
  • Compressed-air receiver size and pump-up time

Workshop I: Participants will size a compressor for a compressed-air system under the instructor guidance.

Liquid Transporting Systems

  • Types of pumps
  • Pump testing methods
  • Cavitation and net positive suction head
  • Dimensional analysis of pumps
  • Specific speed and pump types
  • Design and sizing of water piping systems

Heat Exchanging Systems

Equipment Design and Sizing

Double Pipe Heat Exchangers

  • The Double Pipe Heat Exchanger
  • Analysis of Double Pipe Heat Exchangers
  • Effectiveness-NTU Analysis
  • Design Considerations

Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

  • The Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
  • Analysis of Shell and Tube Exchangers
  • Effectiveness-NTU Analysis
  • Increased Heat Recovery
  • Design considerations
  • Optimum outlet temperature analysis

Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers and Cross Flow Heat Exchangers

  • The Plate and Frame Heat Exchanger
  • Analysis of Plate and Frame Heat Exchangers
  • Cross Flow Heat Exchangers

Equipment Selection and Operation

  • Selecting type of heat exchanger for specific applications
  • Performance enhancement
  • Fouling factors in heat-exchanger sizing and selection
  • Trouble shooting

Workshop II: Participants will size a heat exchanger under the instructor guidance.


Mohamed Hamed

Dr. Mohamed S. Hamed, PhD, P.Eng

Mohamed is a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the founding director of the Thermal Processing Laboratory (TPL) at McMaster University. & has more than 35 years of industrial experience in the field of thermal engineering. Dr. Hamed has developed and presented numerous training courses and seminars in the field of HVAC and Refrigeration Systems, Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Conservation and Management, Boiling Heat Transfer, and Two-phase Flows. He has served as a consultant in many projects in Canada and abroad.

Dr. Hamed is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a member of various professional associations such as ASHRAE, ASM International, TMS, CSME, CFD Society of Canada, ASME, and a senior member of SME. He is also an editorial board member of the Transactions of the CSME, the International Journal of Microstructure and Materials Properties (IJMMP), and the International Journal of Computational Thermal Sciences.

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Fee & Credits

$2595 + taxes

  • 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 28 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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