Design of heat-exchanger is one of the most demanding skills in the field of process industry like refineries, petrochemical plants as well as power plants etc. This course has been devised to cover all aspects of design and fabrication of heat-exchangers. During this course main focus shall be the ASME codes and TEMA standards for shell-and-tube exchangers along with the use of computer programs. This course shall also provide the forum of discussion to the participants for their own problems.

Course coverage:

  • Introduction to heat exchangers

  • Classification and types of exchangers

  • TEMA classes and types of exchangers

  • Description of types of shells & heads (front & rear)

  • Description of S & T exchanger components

  • Description of standards and codes i.e: ASME & TEMA

  • Understanding ASME forms of exchangers

  • Design and construction key terms

  • Design of shell-side components

  • Design of tube-side components

  • Understanding tube-layout-pattern (TLP)

  • Design of tube-sheet/s

  • Description of welded joints and categories

  • Design of openings/nozzles

  • Design/selection of flanges and gaskets

  • Reinforcements of openings/nozzles

  • Design of supports

  • Preparation of MDS

  • Extensive Exercises in computer lab

  • Comprehensive project

Participant Profile:

Engineers involved in design, fabrication or purchase of heat-exchanger. The course will be very useful for trainees or professionals of chemical, fertilizer, oil refineries or other kind of process industries. The course is equally beneficial for the students and fresh graduates of mechanical, industrial and chemical engineering departments interested in design field and engineering field.

Instructor Profile:

Qualified & competent professional will conduct this course.


The course lecture is delivered through multimedia presentations along with hands on exercises on papers & computers. Example design problems will be presented and discussed throughout the course.

Learning Outcome:

Participants shall be able to understand and implement ASME & TEMA Codes and standards to perform design calculations and generate specification of heat exchangers along with the capability of using computer based programs to design heat exchangers.