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Introduction To Heat Exchangers

Introduction To Heat Exchangers

You will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each heat exchanger.


In this course you will learn about the shell and tube, and plate type heat exchanger. You will learn about the design, components and categorisations of each common type of heat exchanger. You will also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each heat exchanger.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

Identify the different types of common heat exchanger
Know the pros and cons of each heat exchanger type
Identify single and multi-pass heat exchanger types
Identify regenerative and non-regenerative heat exchanger systems
Identify cross, parallel and counter flow designs
Know the terminology for both the shell and tube, and the plate type heat exchanger
Know common reasons for heat exchanger failure and fouling.

The course is designed to take you from zero to hero concerning heat exchanger knowledge. Even if you already have some background engineering knowledge, this course will serve as an efficient refresher.

Four examples are given to show how heat exchangers work in the real world.

We use interactive 3D models throughout the course to aid understanding.

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Course Information

A desire to learn
Some engineering knowledge is beneficial, but lessons are explained in depth to allow students to build their knowledge from the ground up
A background in HVAC, the oil and gas industry, power engineering, mechanical engineering, or most other engineering disciplines, would be advantageous

By the end of this course you will be able to identify the common types of heat exchanger (plate, shell and tube)
You will be aware of the various designs (parallel, cross and counter flow)
You will know the advantages and disadvantages of each heat exchanger type
You will know the components of each type of heat exchanger
You will understand the reasoning for the type and design of heat exchanger employed for certain applications
You will understand how heat exchanger fouling can occur and what causes it
You will have practical knowledge concerning heat transfer


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