Accurately Design Rigorous Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers to Maximize Energy Efficiency

Learn how to design, rate or simulate a shell and tube exchanger in Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating, which is a powerful solution for users to accurately predict exchanger thermal performance, pressure drop, and risk of vibration in the field. Learn how to rigorously size and rate shell and tube heat exchangers which can help optimize heat exchanger designs to achieve sustainability goals. The class ends with building a model to monitor fouling trends to minimize environmental impact of industrial processes, by reducing energy consumption and recovering energy.


Engineers who need to use first principles simulations to solve Sustainability problems for processes or process units.

Thermal and process heat exchanger design professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of thermal design and simulation

New engineers wishing to gain experience in heat transfer and heat exchanger design 

Training Details

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Learn the fundamentals of producing an optimized shell & tube heat exchanger design

Discover how to accurately rate and simulate existing heat exchangers, thus increasing your understanding of existing equipment and its influence on an overall process

Develop an overall understanding of the Aspen Exchanger Design & Rating (EDR) product suite and how it can interact with process simulation tools such as Aspen Plus and Aspen HYSYS


  • Instruction on basic heat transfer and heat exchanger design topics
  • Discussion and overview of the Aspen Exchanger Design & Rating product suite and its graphical user interface
  • Use of Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger in design and simulation exercises covering typical examples single phase heat transfer, condensing, and boiling
  • Application of Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger to multiple calculation types and varieties
  • Detailed course notes and workshop exercises
  • This course focuses on the Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger product, but other Aspen EDR products may be briefly discussed


  • Working knowledge of heat exchangers and heat transfer phenomena

Pre-Class Tutorial:

To prepare for this course we strongly recommend that you complete the eLearning module ‘Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating: Learn the Basics’ (ATEL-151-EN) prior to the class.


Starting with aspenONE V12, our self-paced eLearning content can be accessed directly from within Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating. For detailed instructions on how to do this, check out the article: How to access eLearning directly from the application.


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Subsequent Courses

Develop additional expertise with these recommended courses:
  • EHX1021    Design and Rate an Air Cooled Heat Exchanger
  • EHX1031    Design and Simulation of Fired Heaters
  • EHX1041    Introduction to Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger
  • EHX2911    Improved Energy Efficiency through Heat Integration


Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger - Overview
  • Identify the capabilities & features of the Aspen EDR user interface

Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger - Calculation Modes
  • Recognize the features and calculation types available in Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger
  • Review data input required and result reporting options
  • Demo/Workshop 1: Design and rate a heat exchanger: guided example
  • Workshop 2: Design of an Oil Cooler with the minimum properties required

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Geometry
  • Discuss the standards of various shell and tube heat exchanger components
  • Review the principal mechanical components associated with the construction of shell and tube heat exchangers
  • Perform adjustments and modifications to the exchanger design to enhance performance and reliability
  • Workshop 3: Analyze the Performance of Kettle Reboiler
  • Workshop 4: Design of a Reflux Condenser

Introduction to Physical Properties
  • Identify issues involved in the choice of physical properties for heat exchanger modeling
  • Discuss the options for providing physical properties in Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger
  • Discover how to import physical property data into Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger from other programs
  • Workshop 5: Rating of an Oil Heater

Rigorous Heat Exchanger Modeling In Aspen Plus
  • Examine how to implement Aspen EDR software in an Aspen Plus simulation
  • Complete the workshop to perform rigorous heat exchanger design calculations
  • Workshop 6: Integrate Aspen Plus with Aspen Shell and Tube

Rigorous Heat Exchanger Modeling In Aspen HYSYS
  • Examine how to implement Aspen EDR software in  Aspen HYSYS simulation
  • Make use of the Activated EDR feature as an improved method for linking Aspen HYSYS and Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger or Air Cooled Exchanger
  • Workshop 7: Integrate Aspen HYSYS with Aspen Shell and Tube Exchanger

Vibration Analysis in Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger
  • Identify and explain vibration analysis considerations associated with heat exchanger design
  • Perform analysis and troubleshoot vibration problems in heat exchanger design
  • Workshop 8: Troubleshoot vibration problems in the design of shell and tube exchangers

Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger Workshop Instructions
  • Utilize Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger to perform calculations on different scenarios for typical engineering design and troubleshooting applications
  • Workshop 9: Study the performance of a Thermosiphon Reboiler
  • Workshop 10: Rating of a Falling Film Evaporator
  • Workshop 11: Monitor Fouling Rate on a Shell and Tube Exchanger (optional)
  • Workshop 12: Design of Multiple Shell Exchanger (optional)
  • Workshop 13: Checking Double Pipe and Multitube Hairpin Performance (optional)

Register for a Class

Date Class Type Location Price Language
Date(s): 04/20/2023 - 04/21/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 1600.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 03/9/2023 - 03/10/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Latin America Price: (USD) 1000.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 08/14/2023 - 08/15/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 600.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 03/20/2023 - 03/21/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-EMEA Price: (USD) 1700.00 Language: English Register

Aspen Technology, Inc. awards Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for training classes conducted by our organization. One CEU is granted for every 10 hours of class participation.