Heat transfer equipment accounts for up to 30% of process capital costs and 90% of operating costs. Designing or rating heat exchangers effectively is a complicated task. Multiple engineering groups with different requirements are typically involved in each aspect of the design process. Manual calculations result in costly errors, delays, and inconsistencies. An integrated solution that meets the needs of all functional groups is required to provide a truly optimized design that drives capital and operational efficiency.

This course enables optimum design, rating and simulation of shell and tube heat exchangers for both the expert and casual users. Integration with process simulators and synthesis tools allows for improved reliability of the heat exchanger design.


  • Description of basic concepts of heat transfer in association with heat exchangers

  • Heat exchanger’s general classification

  • Shell & tube heat exchanger (importance, scope, construction)

  • Types of S&T heat exchangers

  • Description of ASME-II (Material Selection) and ASME-VIII

  • Description of TEMA standard

  • Description of ANSI and ISO standards

  • Detail of ASME code calculation for every component

  • Complete 3-D model generation alongwith tube layout

  • Design of front head, cover & front head channel

  • Detail design of Shell and tube side components as per CODE

  • Design of tube sheet along with its layout

  • Horizontal & vertical supports and design of lifting lugs

  • Design of flanges, nozzles and expansion joints

  • Design of weld joints

  • Vibration and resonance analysis

  • Cost estimation for material

  • Generating Bill of Materials

Participant Profile:

This course is ideal for chemical and mechanical engineers who are engaged in plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with assignments involving heat exchanger sizing, installation, and commissioning or normal plant operation as well as in purchase of heat exchangers. The course will be very useful for trainees or professionals of chemical, fertilizer, oil refineries or any other process industries. It is equally beneficial for the students and fresh graduates of chemical, petrochemical, industrial and mechanical engineering departments.

Instructor Profile:

A team of experienced and highly qualified professionals in the field of process design and analysis is conducting this course.


This course is delivered through lectures, multimedia presentations and videos.

Learning Outcome:

Participants will be able to understand and implement the basic tools and operations to construct heat exchanger models as well as analyze, rate and optimize them. They will learn complete thermal and mechanical design of heat exchangers as well as its cost estimation and optimization.