Optimize Refinery Heat Exchangers Design for Sustainable Operations

In refineries, heat exchangers are among the highest energy consumers. Learn how to accurately design fired heaters, shell and tube, and air-cooled heat exchangers to minimize energy consumption.


  • Engineers who need to use first principles simulations to solve Sustainability problems for processes or process units
  • Thermal / mechanical, process and design professionals to enhance understanding of thermal design and simulation
  • Anyone required to assess technical proposals for fired heaters, shell and tube heat exchangers, air cooled heat exchangers, plate fin heat exchangers

Training Details

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    3 day(s)

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  • Learn the modeling capability of EDR for producing a cost optimized exchanger design
  • Study the details of simulating various industrial heat exchangers using EDR


  • Discussion about the general approach and the key elements for successful simulations
  • Overview of Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger in design and simulation exercises covering typical examples in condensing and boiling
  • Study the application of Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger for rating, and simulation of tubular exchangers
  • Review application of Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger for cryogenic condensers, reboiler, and multi stream/layer exchangers
  • Explore Aspen fire heater to model twin cabin fired heater and single cabin fired heater with roof tubes


Access to Exchanger Design and Rating suite.

Subsequent Courses

Course Series Information

Please note this is a course series that includes selected content from the following courses:
  • EHX1011 Design and Rate a Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger
  • EHX1021 Design and Rate an Air Cooled Heat Exchanger
  • EHX1031 Design and Simulation of Fired Heaters Using Aspen Fired Heaters
  • EHX1041 Introduction to Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger


Heat Exchangers Overview
  • Recognize how the thermal calculations are used by the Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger application

Aspen Shell and Tube Exchanger Capability
  • Recognize the features and functional capability of the Aspen Shell & Tube Exchanger application

Shell & Tube Heat Exchanger Geometry
  • Explore geometry of Aspen Shell & Tube exchanger
  • Workshop: Design Mode and Rate/Checking
  • Workshop: Analyze the Performance of Kettle Reboiler

Tubular Crossflow Exchangers Review
  • Discuss the characteristics and applicability of tubular crossflow exchangers

Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger Capability
  • Recognize the features and functional capability of the Aspen Air Cooled Exchanger application
  • Workshop: Simulate a Condenser
  • Workshop: Design a Water Cooler

Introduction to Plate Fin Exchanger
  • Recognize how principle features are used for modelling plate fin exchanger

Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger Capability
  • Recognize the features and functional capability of the Aspen Plate Fin Exchanger application
  • Workshop: Design Mode
  • Workshop: Simulation mode - Stream by Stream
  • Workshop: Layer by Layer Simulation

Introduction to Fired Heaters
  • Explore principle features for fired heater modelling

Aspen Fired Heater Capability
  • Understand the features and functional capability of the Aspen Fired Heater application
  • Workshop: Twin Cabin Fired Heater
  • Workshop: Single Cabin Fired Heater

  • Basic Exchanger Design and Rating suite operation

Register for a Class

Date Class Type Location Price Language
Date(s): 03/29/2023 - 03/31/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Americas Price: (USD) 2400.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 02/27/2023 - 03/1/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-Latin America Price: (USD) 1200.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 03/20/2023 - 03/22/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-EMEA Price: (USD) 2550.00 Language: English Register
Date(s): 08/16/2023 - 08/18/2023 Type: Public Virtual Location: Virtual-APAC Price: (USD) 900.00 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.