Heat Transfer

April 2015 CEP Preview

Career Catalyst Humanitarian Chemical Engineering A broader view of ethics and professional responsibility considers the engineer’s impact on humanity. Read this article now...

My Steam Trap Is Good — Why Doesn’t It Work?

April
2015
Heat Transfer
James R. Risko
Even a relatively new steam trap in seemingly good condition can fail if it is applied incorrectly. Here’s how to recognize and avoid situations that can lead to a failure.

Video Tutorial: Nucleate Pool Boiling

Learn how to determine the heat flux and the convective heat transfer coefficient for a copper pipe where water is undergoing nucleate pool boiling.

Distillation Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
Operators will gain an excellent understanding of the theory of distillation and how it works in a column, plus gain a solid foundation on the principles of operations without getting too product specific.

Fluid Mixing Technology for Operators

eLearning (online) Course
Starting with the fundamentals (the basic principles of mixing), this course continues with practical applications to mixing technology, and ends with advanced topics such as solid-liquid processes. Operators will gain an excellent understanding of mixing theories and how they work in today's mixing technology without getting too product specific.

Distillation in Practice

eLearning (online) Course
This course covers all essential distillation concepts likely to be faced by process support, operations, and design engineering personnel.

Heat Exchanger Design and Operations

Public (classroom) Course
This course is ideal for chemical and mechanical engineers who are engaged in plant operations, technical services, and project design; or with assignments involving heat exchanger sizing, specification, or operation.

Flare Minimization of Boil-Off Gas during LNG Production

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 1:00pm-1:30pm
Flare Minimization of Boil-off Gas during LNG Production Yogesh Kurle and Qiang Xu Dan F. Smith Department of Chemical Engineering Lamar University,...

Transport Phenomena: Heat Transfer

Archived Webinar
Aug 13, 2014
This webinar provides an overview of the basic concepts of Heat Transfer illustrating the key topics with practical examples in the areas of energy...

Automation Solutions for Processing Light Tight (Shale) Oil

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 4:30pm-5:00pm
Opportunity crudes from shale are more readily available in North America with incentives on cost. However, these typically lighter crude oils don’t...

Cascade Utilization of Fuel Gas Energy in Gtl Plant

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:45pm-5:00pm
This paper investigates on a GTL plant with ATR syngas production and proposes a new process to use GT/WHRGSP to replace the fired heater. The new...

Hydrodeoxygenation of Microalgae Oil in a Microreactor

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 8:30am-9:00am
Removal of residual oxygen from long chain lipids via hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) will produce a liquid fuel comprising mostly straight chain alkanes ,...

Composite Fuels Production for Combustion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
ABSTRACT Goal of the Project The primary goal of the project is the creation of composite fuels for combustion processes containing biomass, coal,...

Development of Heat Exchangers for Use As Replacement Plates

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 4:30pm-5:00pm
Development of Heat Exchangers for Use as Replacement Plates In Distillation Columns: Proof of Concept and Collection of Design Information 2 Graham...

Carburization In Ethylene Radiant Coils

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 2:30pm-3:00pm
CARBURIZATION IN ETHYLENE RADIANT COILS Hugues Chasselin, tech support Manoir industries, France Abstract : Carburization is a phenomenon encountered...

Heat Integration and Relief Systems Design

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 2:00pm-2:30pm
Heat integration is a commonly skipped aspect of process design when evaluating a process’ relief systems design. A failure to evaluate the heat...

Improving Fired Heaters Using CFD

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:30am-9:00am
We have successfully used CFD( Computational Fluid Dynamics) to improve the performance of a Crude and Coker Heater. CFD helps to model the burners,...

The Design and Revamp of Cooling Water Networks

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 8:00am-9:00am
Cooling Water Networks G.T.Polley , M.Picon Nunez & E.Tamakloe Dept. of Chemical Engineering, University of Guanajuato, Mexico In Reality:...

Fuel Processing: Renaissance of the Second Decade (Keynote)

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 3:15pm-3:45pm
The early development of fuel processing technologies for fuel cell systems was, to a great extent, driven by fuel cell automobile programs. At the...

Practical Process Integration Retrofit Part 3. Path Analysis

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
Practical Process Integration Retrofit Part 3. Path Analysis G.T.Polley The concept of transferring heat along paths was first suggested by Dhole [1...

Absorption Refrigeration for Auxiliary Applications in LNG Plant

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 12:00am
ABSORPTION REFRIGERATION FOR AUXILIARY APPLICATIONS IN LNG PLANT Jordan Belue a , Robert Havlik b , Stanley Huang a , a: Chevron Energy Technology...

Dynamic Simulation of Demethanizer and Chilling Train System

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:00am
The chilling train system is an important part of ethylene plant which is usually combined with demethanizer and a series of flash drums to separate...

Minimize Degradation of Heat-Transfer Fluids

January
2015
Back To Basics
Gaston Arseneault, Christopher Armstrong
The key to maximizing the useful life of heat-transfer fluids in liquid-phase systems is proper fluid selection. This article discusses the most common methods of deterioration and suggests potential solutions.

January 2015 CEP Preview

Special Section: Sustainability Sustainability Trends in the Chemical Industry The AIChE Sustainability Index provides benchmarks of a company’s performance on a variety of...

Incorporate Rigorous Heat Exchanger Models in Simulation

July
2014
Back To Basics
Shelby Hegy, Ron Beck, Tom Ralston
Embedding a rigorous heat exchanger model within an established simulation environment can help engineers increase process yields, while minimizing heat exchanger energy consumption and capital expenditures.

Optimize Energy Use in Industrial Cooling Systems

November
2013
Heat Transfer
Prakash Rao, Michael B. Muller, Michael R. Muller
Potential energy savings for chilled-water cooling systems are often overlooked. A detailed review of the cooling system along with the appropriate temperature and flowrate measurements will help you identify ways to cash in on these savings.

Process Burners 101

August
2013
Back To Basics
Erwin Platvoet, Charles Baukal
Process burners may be classified based on flame shape, emissions, fuel type, and other characteristics. Here’s what you need to know to work effectively with a burner manufacturer when selecting a burner for your application.

Selecting Baffles for Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers

February
2012
Heat Transfer
Salem Bouhairie
Baffles play a crucial role in regulating shellside fluid flow and improving heat transfer between shellside and tubeside process fluids. Here's how to choose the correct baffle to meet process requirements.

Consider Recycled Water for Your Cooling Tower Makeup

February
2013
Heat Transfer
Paul Puckorius
Many types of “used” water may be appropriate as cooling tower makeup. Here’s how to determine which waters are suitable and cost-effective for the equipment in your cooling system.

Optimizing an Organic Rankine Cycle

January
2013
Heat Transfer
Alan Winstead, Ali Bourji, P.E.
An organic Rankine cycle (ORC) system can be a cost-effective way to convert waste heat to electricity. The key is finding the best ratio of net power recovery to capital cost.

Best Practices for Heat Tracing Pilot Plants

November
2012
Heat Transfer
Richard P. Palluzi, P.E.
Heat tracing a pilot plant is a difficult task, but with proper design and careful installation, the tracing system can operate safely and effectively.

Prepare Your Cooling System Before Startup

July
2012
Heat Transfer
Paul R. Puckorius
Pre-startup actions such as initial water treatment and equipment coatings in cooling tower water systems can increase system life expectancy and efficiency, and reduce corrosion and fouling.
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