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Heat Transfer Equipment


This course reviews the selection, basic design, and operation of heat transfer equipment commonly used in the oil and gas industry with a focus on EandP production facilities. Heat transfer equipment discussed will include shell and tube exchangers, compact heat exchangers, brazed aluminum exchangers, air coolers, and fired equipment (fire tube and direct-fired).


By the end of this course participants will learn how to:

  • To select the correct heat transfer equipment for a particular application with reference to typical facility process flow diagrams (PFDs)
  • To apply heat transfer principles to design and specify heat transfer equipment
  • Evaluate the performance of heat transfer equipment and recommend solutions to problems
  • About the typical instrumentation and control schemes used by the various types of heat transfer equipment

Target Audience

Engineers and senior operating personnel involved in the design, specification, or operation of heat transfer equipment


Surface Facilities Outline

The course covers the following topics:

  • Typical process heating and cooling applications
  • Fluid properties
  • Heat transfer principles
  • Shell and tube exchangers
  • Compact heat exchangers
    • plate – frame
    • printed circuit
    • welded plate
  • Brazed aluminum exchangers
  • Air coolers
  • Fired equipment (furnace type and firetube)
  • Operating problems
  • Typical instrumentation control schemes


Ref Location From To Cost
SF06 Kuwait 5-4-2020 9-4-2020
PF03 Kuwait 14-6-2020 18-6-2020