Heat Exchangers and Heat Transfer Equipment

An Intensive 3-Day Training Course

Heat Exchangers and Heat Transfer Equipment

We currently have no scheduled session for this Course. If you are interested in running this course, please contact our Training Department at info@petroknowledge.com

Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This Heat Exchangers and Heat Transfer Equipment training course will provide an overview of technical aspects of heat exchangers and other heat transfer equipment as encountered in various industrial applications. Of special interest will be various designs of evaporators and reboilers as well as condensers associated with cooling towers. The training course will also cover specifics of process heaters and industrial boilers, their operation and control.

For all these types of heat transfer equipment, basic elements of the thermal and mechanical design will be presented and explained. The focus will be on potential problems in operation, equipment inspection and maintenance methods. Numerous practical examples related to selection and sizing of these equipment will be solved and discussed to illustrate practical methods as encountered in everyday engineering practice.

The training course will highlight:

  • Importance of proper selection of heat exchanger for the given application
  • Principles based on Codes for safe operation of thermal process equipment
  • Methods of analyzing the thermal efficiency of important equipment
  • Equipment Inspection (NDT) and Fitness for Service (FFS) procedures

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

At the end of training course you will learn to:

  • Select and properly use different types of heat exchangers
  • Optimize the elements of heat transfer equipment
  • Analyze the problems in operation
  • Use the root cause analysis in problem solving of process equipment
  • Apply the best methods of maintenance and problem troubleshooting

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

  • Engineers and technicians in oil & gas, chemical and process industries
  • Process, mechanical and chemical engineers
  • Engineers and technicians who deal with reactors and piping systems
  • Design engineers, project engineers

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The course will be conducted along workshop principles with formal lectures and interactive examples, which will result in the active participation of all delegates in discussions and teamwork. Real life examples will be selected to provide physical understanding of the problems of operation and control. There will be ample opportunities for active, open discussions and sharing professional experiences on various industrial applications. All course materials will be provided.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Overview of Operation of Heat Exchangers

  • Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers (STHE)
  • Thermal Design & Effectiveness
  • Hydraulic Design & Pumping Power Determination
  • Control in Operation: Tube Vibration & Troubleshooting
  • Fouling and Scaling Problem Solution: Cleaning, and Maintenance
  • Inspection of Corrosion & Erosion: Fitness for Service Analysis (FFS)
  • Repairs: Tube Plugging and Re-tubing
  • Workshop: Examples and problem solutions


Day Two: Evaporators, Reboilers and Condensers

  • Surface Condenser Configurations and Major Components
  • Vacuum Problems and Air Evacuation
  • Fouling Problems and Cleaning Techniques
  • Common Evaporator Configurations
  • Reboiler Designs and Their Industrial Applications
  • Problems in Operation, Maintenance and Repair
  • Workshop: Examples and problem solutions


Day Three: Operation and Control of Process Heaters

  • Application of Industrial Boilers
  • Cooling towers: Efficient Operation and Problem Solving
  • Solar Thermal Collectors
  • Thermal Insulation Materials and Modern Technologies
  • Temperature and Heat Flux Measurement Techniques
  • Inspection of Thermal Equipment
  • Summary and wrap up




  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to reg@petroknowledge.com

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to info@petroknowledge.com.

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