2021 Pressure Vessel & Heat Exchanger Design Courses

In 2021 we held 2 editions of our online course on the design of pressure vessels and heat exchangers in English language, in April and October. Both of them were successful and were fruitful learning opportunity for people from different European countries and some extra-European country as well.

Our design courses are 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 allow participants to recognize which is the impact of a particular standard on the calculation. Several practical calculation examples are presented during the course.

Our design courses are more and more considered as 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 1,200 people have attended the courses over the years.

The design courses cover the following topics:

Lesson 1A + Lesson 1B
-General notions of pressure vessel design

Lesson 2
-Mechanical design for internal and external pressure

Lesson 3
-Mechanical design of bolted flange connections

Lesson 4
-Thermal design of shell and tube heat exchangers

Lesson 5
– Mechanical design of shell and tube heat exchangers

Lesson 6
-Pressure vessel design for loads other than pressure

Lesson 7
-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.