Introduction to Heat Exchangers

This interactive training unit is designed to introduce trainees to basic principles of heat transfer and the components and operating principles of shell and tube, and plate heat exchangers. After completing this unit, trainees should be able to explain what heat is, and describe three ways that heat transfer can occur in a heat exchanger. They should also be able to describe the basic operation and components of a shell and tube heat exchanger, and identify auxiliary equipment that is commonly used with heat exchangers. Finally, trainees should be able to explain how a plate heat exchanger operates and identify its components.



Duration: 2 hours