Jl. Kalibata Tengah No. 35C Jakarta Selatan

Shell-and-Tube and Plate Heat Exchangers, Operation and Maintenance



Materials of this course are designed in accordance with up-to-date available information. Heat exchangers are widely applied from small capacity until large capacity. They are used from home to industries, it should be more carefully in operation and maintenance. Shell-and-tube heat exchanger is majorly applied in industries. On the other hand, plate heat exchanger drastically increases in industry implementation due to space saving achievement. Excellent understanding of the heat exchanger including principle, operation and maintenance plays important role in practical work. Those all will obtained from this course. Energy conservation paradigm is required to improve energy consumption efficiency in energy utilization. Now with heat exchanger: operation and maintenance, construction and design professionals can discover the most up-to-date plans, methods, tools and materials for installing, operation, and maintaining the heat exchanger in existing facilities.

The correct operation and maintenance of a heat exchanger will contribute to an energy saving, and reduction of operation and maintenance costs. Proper operation and maintenance will influence in long life of the heat exchanger. These all may give economic benefits.


All relating operation and maintenance of the shell-and-tube and plate heat exchangers in facilities are comprehensively understand in reducing economical. Project exercises are included in this course to give completely engineering sense.


Introduction and Classification of Heat exchanger

  • Definition of Heat Exchanger
  • Heat Exchanger in Our Life
  • Types of Heat Exchanger
  • Heat exchanger Application

Basics of Heat Exchanger

  • Basic Equation of Heat Exchanger
  • Overall Heat Transfer Coefficient
  • Fouling Factor
  • LMTD-Method
  • NTU Method
  • Code and Standards

Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger

  • Advantage and Disadvantage
  • Working Principle of Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchanger
  • Application
  • Classification (Fixed Tube-sheet, U-tube, Floating Head, Shell Constructions)
  • Tube side Construction
  • Baffles and Tube Bundles
  • TEMA Designations

Plate Heat Exchanger

  • Advantage and Disadvantage
  • Working Principle of Plate Heat Exchanger
  • Application
  • Classification (Gasketed plate, Welded- and Brazed-Plate, Spiral Plate)
  • Constructions
  • Parameters and Characteristics
  • Thermal Performance

Operation and Maintenance

  • Operation Principle
  • Maintenance Principle
  • Impact of Maintenance
  • Maintenance Engineering Roles
  • Planning and Scheduling

Failure Analysis

  • Procedure for Failure Analysis
  • Mechanical Failure
  • Chemically Induced Corrosion
  • Combination Mechanical Failure and Chemically Induced Corrosion
  • Fouling


  • Heat exchangers’ problems
  • Fouling
  • Facts about fouling
  • Conditions Influencing Fouling
  • Fouling control
  • Fouling cleaning methods
  • Leakage/Rupture of the Heat Transfer Surface
  • Cost of leakage
  • Cause of differential thermal expansion
  • Corrosion

System Protection : Static Tools

Case studies: Leaking, corrosion and fouling


Operation & Maintenance Team

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