IEM Shout Out – 2017-05 One-Day Course on Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Design

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day course on the 2nd May 2017. It is worth 6.5 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Ir. Anwar Ahmad. Process engineers, can you please attend?

During this Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger Thermal Design course, there will be overview on the thermal design for designing shell and tube heat exchanger by considering design, operational, and maintenance perspective. The design of the heat exchanger is extremely important, as it is the key element of a heat-exchanged system. This is not only on the desired temperature to achieve during operation but also when considering the optimum design prior procuring an exchanger. Furthermore, properly designed heat exchanger can reduce the turn-down time for maintenance as no frequent cleaning is required while operating the plant or platform. Technologies involved in this thermal technology will be discussed during the workshop to highlight the importance and advantages when designing and operating shell and tube heat exchanger (STHE).


Ir. Anwar Ahmad is a registered Professional Engineer with Board of Engineer (BEM), Corporate Member with Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), Corporate Member with Institute of Chemical Engineers, UK (IChemE), Chartered Engineer from Engineering Council, UK with more than twelve (12) years experiences in process engineering in oil and gas industry, mainly in design with engineering firm and operation for technical support during turn around.  He started his career in fabrication yard with Sime Darby Engineering as graduate process engineer supported pre-commissioning team. Later he joined Petronas as process engineer and his responsibility was to provide technical support to OPUs throughout Petronas. One of his major assignment besides projects assigned was support one of the refinery during turn around. During this support, he had vast experience on operational issues that had been implemented in design stage when he joined engineering firms later.  He then joined engineering firms (Technip, Ranhill WorleyParsons, etc) based on project basis to execute any project varies from conceptual study, pre-FEED, FEED, detailed design, and EPCC. His role when execution projects are mainly responsible to carry out detailed process engineering tasks such as development of PFDs, UFDs, P&IDs, heat and material balance (process simulation), equipment sizing, relief and blowdown analysis, and hydraulic calculations. Also involved in various safety review such as Process Safeguarding Diagram, HAZOP, and SIL workshop. Experienced in process simulations (Hysys, PetroSim, and VMGSim/iCON), heat exchanger rating software (HTRI), flare network backpressure software (FlareNet/Aspen Flare System Analyzer), and flare radiation study software (FlareSim). Familiar and experienced in using oil and gas industry standards (API,  ASTM, etc.) and company standards such as Petronas’ PTS, Shell’s DEP and Iranian Petroleum Standard. Familiar with Exxon’s DIM. He’s currently freelance process engineer attached to engineering firms based requirement basis when executing projects and also execute projects remotely if required.

Register here, or download the form here.

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