Process Simulation

Introduction to Plate-Fin Heat Exchanger

Course Overview

  • Identify and explain the basic concepts of heat transfer in association with plate fin exchangers
  • Efficiently use the Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger application to evaluate:
    • Single-phase exchangers
    • Cryogenic condensers
    • Cryogenic reboilers/vaporizers
    • Multi-stream/layer exchangers

Course Objective

  • Learn the fundamentals of simulating a plate-fin heat exchanger
  • Understanding the requirements for design-checking and simulation of plate-fin exchangers


  • Graduates interested to gain experience in heat-transfer and fired heater modeling
  • Process Design professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of fired heater design and simulation


  • None