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SS DES-03

SimSci Client Conference


October 14-17, 2013
Dallas, Texas, USA

Using HTRI Technology with


PRO/II
Fernando J. Aguirre
Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
Outline

• HTRI technology
• Working with PRO/II
– Fluid properties
– Embedded unit operation
– CAPE-OPEN
• How it works
• Upcoming developments

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HTRI overview
• Industrial consortium founded in 1962
• More than 1400 members in 60 countries
• Industrially-relevant research
– Boiling, condensing, fouling, shellside and tubeside flow,
two-phase flow, flow-induced vibration
– Experimental and analytical, including CFD
• Long term relationship with Invensys Systems Inc.
(SimSci)
– HTRI member since 1981
• Many common customers using HTRI software and
PRO/II

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HTRI technology
• R&D to support prediction of heat transfer
equipment performance

• HTRI Xchanger Suite software for rigorous design,


rating, and simulation

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HTRI Xchanger Suite

Module Application
Xace Air cooled exchangers and economizers
Xfh Refinery fired heaters
Xist Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (all types)
Xhpe Hairpin heat exchangers
Xjpe Jacketed pipe (double-pipe) heat exchangers
Xphe Plate-and-frame heat exchangers
Xspe Spiral plate heat exchangers
Xvib Rigorous flow-induced vibration analysis
Xpfe Plate-fin heat exchangers

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Working with PRO/II

• Using PRO/II as source of thermodynamic and


physical properties
– HTRI Property Generator
– Component properties
– Importing PRO/II files
• Embedding heat exchanger unit operation in PRO/II
flowsheet
– Direct link
– CAPE-OPEN

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PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
– User defined fluid
– Simulation case
file

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HTRI Property Generator
User defined fluid

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HTRI Property Generator
User defined fluid

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HTRI Property Generator
User defined fluid

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HTRI Property Generator
User defined fluid

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HTRI Property Generator
User defined fluid

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PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
– User defined
fluid
– Simulation
case file

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PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
– User defined
fluid
– Simulation
case file

© Heat Transfer Research, Inc. All rights reserved.


PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
– User defined
fluid
– Simulation
case file
• Component
properties

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PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
– User defined
fluid
– Simulation
case file
• Component
properties

Fluid properties generated at run time


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PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
• Component
properties
• Importing
PRO/II files

© Heat Transfer Research, Inc. All rights reserved.


PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
• Component
properties
• Importing
PRO/II files

© Heat Transfer Research, Inc. All rights reserved.


PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
• Component
properties
• Importing
PRO/II files

© Heat Transfer Research, Inc. All rights reserved.


PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
• Component
properties
• Importing
PRO/II files

© Heat Transfer Research, Inc. All rights reserved.


PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property
Generator
• Component
properties
• Importing
PRO/II files

© Heat Transfer Research, Inc. All rights reserved.


PRO/II as a source of fluid properties

• HTRI Property Generator


• Component properties
• Importing PRO/II files
– LNG unit operation (more than 2 streams)

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Embedding heat exchanger in PRO/II
• Direct link
– Air coolers (Xace)
– Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (Xist)

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Embedding heat exchanger in PRO/II
• Direct link
– Air coolers (Xace)
– Shell-and-tube heat exchangers (Xist)

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Embedding heat exchanger in PRO/II
• Direct link
• CAPE-OPEN

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Embedding heat exchanger in PRO/II
• Direct link
• CAPE-OPEN

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Embedding heat exchanger in PRO/II
• Direct link
• CAPE-OPEN (current)
– Air cooler (Xace)
– Economizer (Xace)
– Shell and tube exchanger (Xist)
– Plate and frame exchanger (Xphe)
– Spiral plate exchanger (Xspe)

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Upcoming developments
Xchanger Suite 7 Service Pack 1

• Adding CAPE-OPEN option for plate-fin exchangers


(Xpfe)
• Support for CAPE-OPEN Thermo 1.1

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Embedding heat exchanger in PRO/II
• Direct link
• CAPE-OPEN (effective Nov 2013)
– Air cooler (Xace)
– Economizer (Xace)
– Shell and tube exchanger (Xist)
– Plate and frame exchanger (Xphe)
– Spiral plate exchanger (Xspe)
– Plate-fin exchanger (Xpfe)

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Summary

• As an HTRI user, you can use PRO/II to generate fluid


properties
– All Xchanger Suite modules
– Multiple approaches
• As a PRO/II user, you can use Xchanger Suite to
rigorously model a heat exchanger in your flowsheet
– Direct link (air cooler & shell-and-tube)
– CAPE-OPEN (air cooler, economizer, shell-and-tube, plate-
and-frame, plate-fin, spiral plate)

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