January 19, 2016 CE – Heat Exchanger Fouling

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Fouling Mitigation in Water Cooled Exchangers

Speaker: Jim Grant – DuPont Engineering Technology

Tuesday January 19, 2016
5:15pm-5:30pm – Networking 
5:30pm-6:30pm – Dinner & Presentation
6:30pm-6:45pm – Q&A Session & Closing Remarks

Ashford Boardroom
KBR Inc.
242 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702

$30 Members
$35 Non-members & Guests
$15 Students
$15 KBR Employees
$15 WEBEX option

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance. Webex information will be provided 1 day in advance.

PDH Credit: 1 credit

There are many heat exchangers in industry that operate for years without significant reduction in performance due to fouling, however exchangers utilizing water cooling on the shell-side frequently deviate from this behavior and require routine cleaning. Some simple operating parameters which can be used to mitigate the fouling by cooling water systems are not widely used in exchanger design despite the fact that they have been known for some time. These parameters and other fouling mitigation approaches are explored in this talk.

Jim is a principal consultant in the Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering 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 34 years in the DuPont engineering organization, beginning in the Field Engineering program, and joining DuPont’s engineering consulting organization in 1989. Jim was active for 12 years 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.

Please register no later than Monday January 18 at 5:00 PM.

Please feel free to contact Colleen McGinness (cmcginness725@gmail.com) with any questions or concerns you may have.