Course Id: EHX101 | Duration: 2.00 day(s) | Level: Introductory

Qatar (Doha)
7-8 August 2018
2 Days
1800 USD

Course Objective

A common engineering task is the design of a new heat exchanger, or evaluation of an existing exchanger to verify it will perform properly in a new service.  A successful design requires engineers to accurately predict exchanger thermal performance, pressure drop, and risk of vibration in the field.  It is therefore advisable to rigorously model exchangers with detailed calculations to provide more confidence in the results than would be obtained utilizing simplified ‘short-cut’ calculations.  Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating has the capability to perform sophisticated exchanger calculations, which account for equipment geometry, materials, and operating conditions.  This technology can help reduce capital costs by enabling engineers to optimally-design exchangers.

Course Overview

Effectively navigate and manage the Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger user interface. Perform multiple heat exchanger calculation types, easily review results, and draw meaningful conclusions on exchanger performance. Troubleshoot shell and tube heat exchangers for poor thermal performance and vibration problems. Understand the various equipment design options specific to shell and tube heat exchangers. Integrate Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger capabilities with process simulation data in Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS


  • Rigorously rate a variety of exchangers types, including thermosyphon reboilers and falling film evaporators
  • Automatically optimize exchangers to minimize cost or area
  • Develop core competencies at an accelerated pace
  • Automate engineering workflows with Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating to save valuable project time
  • Discover best practices to realize the full capabilities of Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating
  • Earn Continuing Education Units toward P.E. licensing requirements


  • Engineers performing design and rating of shell and tube heat exchangers
  • Engineers troubleshooting and debottlenecking exchangers
  • Recent engineering graduates wishing to gain practical experience in heat transfer and heat exchanger design


  • Students receive guided instruction on all course topics
  • Instructors provide live demonstrations of Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating features
  • Students participate in hands-on workshops and apply concepts presented in class
  • Detailed course notes and workshop solutions are provided to students
  • Students retain copies of workshop files and course textbooks
  • Student-instructor Q&A


  • A background in process engineering, mechanical engineering, or heat transfer

Subsequent Courses

Develop additional expertise with these recommended courses:

  • EHX1021    Design and Rate an Air Cooled Heat Exchanger
  • EHX1031    Design and Simulation of Fired Heaters
  • EHX1041    Introduction to Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger
  • EHX2911    Improved Energy Efficiency through Heat Integration