Honeywell and Heat Transfer Research (HTRI), a global heat transfer and exchanger technology developer, have combined to help manufacturers design heat exchanger equipment in their plants more easily.
The companies have integrated Honeywell’s UniSim design with HTRI’s Xchanger Suite software.
According to the partners, this gives plants the ability to improve the level of detail reflected in their heat exchanger designs and projected performance in simulated plant models.
This will help engineers optimise overall process design and operation strategies by assessing prediction models, which indicate how the heat exchangers will function and affect the overall plant.
UniSim Design is Honeywell’s simulation software used by plant and process engineers to create and improve manufacturing processes implemented within industrial facilities.
Once created, the heat exchanger design and simulation models can be used to evaluate process modifications and help improve overall plant safety, reliability and efficiency.
HTRI Xchanger Suite is an advanced engineering tool that includes nine software components for designing, rating and simulating heat exchangers.