March 12, 2014 CE – Heat Exchanger Sizing

Title of Talk : Heat Exchanger Sizing, Common Design Flaws and How to Avoid Them

Date: Wednesday March 12, 2014
5:15 – 5:45 pm (networking & dinner)
5:45 – 6:45 pm (Talk)
6:45 – 7:00 pm (Q&A Session)

Two Ash St., Suite 3000
Three tower bridge
3rd Floor Main conference room
Jacobs Engineering
19428 Conshohocken PA 19428

Price: Non Members $35, DVS Members $30, Students $15
Dinner will be included with registration.

Heat exchangers are utilized throughout the process industry and can be the frequent case of costly downtime due to fouling or faulty designs that lead to poor operation and reliability. The unit operations classes at most schools do not cover detailed designs of heat exchangers and the new graduate must rely on an experienced mentor or a good set of design standards. This presentation will take a look at the consequences of common design flaws and how to avoid them.

Speaker: Jim Grant
Jim is a principal consultant in the Heat, Mass & Momentum Transfer group within DuPont’s Engineering Technology (DuET) organization. He leads DuPont’s competency in heat transfer, and provides consulting to DuPont’s business units, central R&D, and key customers. This work may take the form of new process design, troubleshooting, or scale-up. Jim provides key internal training in heat transfer and distillation within DuPont.

Jim has spent all 32 years in the DuPont engineering organization, beginning in the Field Engineering program, and joining DuPont’s engineering consulting organization in 1989. Jim is active on the HTRI (Heat Transfer Research, Inc) technical committee and has served as vice-chair and chair of that committee. Jim has been an AIChE member since 1980 and is an active adjunct faculty member at Rowan University where he co-teaches the senior design course.

Jim received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cooper Union, and an M.S in Chemical Engineering from University of Delaware. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Delaware and New York.

Credit: 1 PDH

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