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Conference Program 2020

Heat Exchanger World Conference and Expo Americas 2020

Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria - Houston, TX, USA

Preliminary Conference Program

*Preliminary Conference Program subject to change without notice.

DAY ONE: Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

 10:00 AM

 Keynote 1

Understanding Management of Change (MOC) - Davi Correia, Mechanical Engineer & Consultant

 

  10:30 AM        Expo & Coffee Break

 

11:00 AM

 Workshop
 Design, Specification & Plant Efficiency

 Workshop
 Materials & Damage Mechanisms

 Workshop
 Installation & Handling

 

Session Chair: Naomi Jabbari, S&B Engineers & Constructors

Speakers:

- New Technology to Solve Vibration in U-Tube Bundles - Amar Wanni & Thomas Rudy, Essex Consulting Group; & Jonathan Breaux & Russel Miller, Gulf Coast Exchanger, LLC

Reducing Costs with Innovative Heat Exchanger Designs Using Enhanced Heat Transfer Surfaces - Vijay Chakravarthy, Precision Equipments​

Description:

This workshop will explore the various tools available for heat exchanger design and the philosophy behind proper selection. 

Session Chair: Heather Mroz, NobelClad

Speakers:

- Design and Fabrication of Titanium or Specialty Metal Heat Exchangers - Dennis Lamberth, Tricor Metals

The Use of Explosion-Clad Metals to Extend the Life and Reduce the Capital and Operating Cost of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers - Heather Mroz, NobelClad

- Coking Resistance Tests on Ceramic Coated Tubes via Dimethyl Ether Degradation - Sanjay Lodha, TUBACOAT

Description:

This session will discuss heat exchanger-related damage mechanisms and materials selection strategies to mitigate them. 

 

Session Chair: Buddy Tucker, Ohmstede

Speakers:

Safe and Fast: Floating Heat Exchangers on Air - Randy Manus, AeroGo, Inc.

- Discussing Bolt, Torque and Tension & Bundle Tubes - Ohmstede

Description:

This session will give a breakdown of the various technologies, services and best practices necessary for the lifting, installation, and transporting of heat exchangers. 

 

 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM        Lunch

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM        Courses

 

DAY TWO: Thursday, December 10th, 2020

10:00 AM

 Keynote 2

 Exploring Heat Exchangers and the Industry in 2020 - Vince Hartley, Airgas, an Air Liquide company

 

10:30 AM        Expo & Coffee Break

11:00 AM

 Workshop
Fabrication & Welding

Workshop
 Cleaning Methods & Anti-Fouling Technologies

Workshop
Testing & Inspections

 

Session Chair: Buddy Tucker, Ohmstede

Speakers:

- Additive Manufacturing for Heat Exchangers - Will Hasting, Velo3D Inc.

ASME 2019 Code UG-44 Change on ANSI Flange Ratings - Wade Armer, Ohmstede

Description:

This session will focus on the various best practices and technologies available for fabrication, such as 3D printing and advanced welding processes.

Session Chairs: Paul (Skip) Rabuse, Clean as New & Russell Philion, ORANGE Cleantech

Speakers: 

- Evan Lyle, Projectile Tube Cleaning

- Ultrasonic Cleaning Solution - Roberto Tomotaki, Clean as New

- Industrial Cleaning 4.0: Predictive Maintenance of Heat Exchanger Networks - Francesco Coletti, Hexxcell Ltd.

- Skip Rabuse, Clean as New & Russell Philion, ORANGE Cleantech

Description:

This session will explore various heat exchanger cleaning methods, as well as design technologies and tools for monitoring, diagnosing, and treating heat exchanger fouling.

Session Chairs: Davi Correia, Mechanical Engineer & Consultant

Speakers:

- Facilities Management Systems - Why Do You Need This? - Gobind Khiani, Consultant

Description:

During this session, we will focus on the latest technologies available for heat exchanger inspection. We will also explore how to correlate the results from these inspections with life expectancy. 

 

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM        Lunch

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM        Courses

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