Heat Transfer Equipment - PF-43

Discipline: Process Facilities
Level: Intermediate
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About the course
This course reviews the selection, basic design, and operation of heat transfer equipment commonly used in the oil and gas industry, with focus on E&P production facilities. Heat transfer equipment discussed will include shell and tube exchangers, compact heat exchangers, brazed aluminum exchangers, air coolers, and fired equipment (fire-tube and direct-fired).
Designed For
Engineers and senior operating personnel involved in the design, specification, or operation of heat transfer equipment.
You will learn
  • How to select the correct heat transfer equipment for a particular application with reference to typical facility process flow diagrams (PFDs)
  • To apply heat transfer principles to design and specify heat transfer equipment
  • How to evaluate the performance of heat transfer equipment and recommend solutions to problems
  • About the typical instrumentation and control schemes used by the various types of heat transfer equipment
Course Content
  • Typical process heating and cooling applications
  • Fluid properties
  • Heat transfer principles
  • Shell and tube exchangers
  • Compact heat exchangers: plate-frame, printed circuit, welded plate
  • Brazed aluminum exchangers
  • Air coolers
  • Fired equipment (furnace type and fire-tube)
  • Operating problems
  • Typical instrumentation control schemes