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October 2024 online design course

Mark the dates of 7. 8, 9 and 10 October 2024 on your calendar! These are the dates of the next session of our English language online course on the design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers, which has reached its 7th EditionThe lessons will be organized in 4 course days, with 3 hours’ classes both in the morning and in the afternoon. The course is modular, so participants decide which lessons they wish to attend.

The course is aimed not only at guiding participants in the process of properly designing pressure vessels and heat exchangers, but also at showing how to optimize the design, minimizing weight and cost of the equipment, while maintaining compliance with the reference standards. In-depth studies of the critical aspects of designing specific pressure parts will also be part of the course. Moreover, comparisons among the main calculation standards will allow participants to recognize which is the impact of a particular standard on the calculation. Several practical calculation examples will be presented during the course.

Our design courses have become a milestone in the professional training of design engineers and of all professionals involved in designing or checking pressure equipment, in Italy and in Europe. More than 1,500 people have attended the courses over the years.

The course will cover the following topics:

Lesson 1: 7 October 2024
-General notions of pressure vessel design

Lesson 2A + Lesson 2B: 8 October 2024
-Mechanical design for internal and external pressure
-Mechanical design of bolted flange connections

Lesson 3A + Lesson 3B: 9 October 2024
-Thermal design of shell and tube heat exchangers
– Mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers

Lesson 4A + Lesson 4B: 10 October 2024
-Pressure vessel design for loads other than pressure
-Design for cyclic loads

The Speaker of the course is Dr. Fernando Lidonnici,  European expert on pressure equipment design, who is the Coordinator of the European workgroup WG53/ CEN TC54, which developed the design part of EN 13445, ASME Member and President of EPERC (European Pressure Equipment Research Council). In 2018 he was awarded the Donald Julius Groen Prize from IMechE, the British Institution of Mechanical Engineers, for his activity in the field of European Pressure Vessel Norms.

Click here to open the course flier, which contains also the registration form, a detailed list of the contents of the single lessons and information on the registration fees.

You can also register for the course by using the registration form in our website too.

For any questions / information on the course feel free to contact Dr. Bordoni at