HTRI Xchanger Suite v7.0


HTRI Xchanger Suite® 7 features the most substantial changes since the release of the original IST program and includes a new module for plate-fin exchangers, Xpfe® significantly improved graphing capabilities a new materials of construction database several new and improved features in Xist® including enhanced tube layout capabilities backed by ASME mechanical design 3D visualization of exchangers ten new methods backed by proprietary research new data entry form based on TEMA input sheet A partial list of HTRI data banks follows: high-finned tubes shellside single-phase shellside flow boiling plate heat exchangers tubeside boiling shellside pool boiling shellside condensation tubeside condensation (horizontal, inclined, vertical, and reflux) tubeside single-phase Input/Output Each Xchanger Suite component accepts data and can provide output in SI, U.S. Customary, MKH, and user-specified units. Most components have identical input structure: process conditions and physical properties are entered in the same way, using the same input panels. You can set units across an entire case or item-by-item. Output from the various components also is similar. Process conditions, geometry, nozzles, and other common elements print in the same areas of reports. Documentation All components fully incorporate documentation as online help. You can instantaneously access explanatory text, helpful illustrations, and reference information, as well as learn how to enter specific cases. Interfaces Xchanger Suite components link to other software, including process simulators, mechanical design programs, physical property data banks and systems, and integrated engineering software. Direct connections are provided to some software from the graphical interface; in other cases, components create an output file specifically tailored for input to database software. All components are designed to connect easily with many applications. HTRI Xchanger Suite is CAPE-OPEN–compliant. You can insert an air cooler, a heat recovery bundle, a shell-and-tube, or a plate-and-frame heat exchanger into any process simulator that supports the CAPE-OPEN 1.0 standard, giving you instant access to HTRI’s technology while running the simulation. All fluid property input panels have property grid input options that can interface with process simulator programs. Because Xchanger Suite is an automation server, other applications such as Microsoft Excel can call the exchanger modules (e.g., Xist) directly. Xace, Xist, and Xphe also have a DLL interface that can call these modules.