Industrial Heat Exchanger –Operation and Maintenance to minimise Fouling and Corrosion

Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2014 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Place: IEMNS Building

Heat exchangers are widely used in industries both for cooling and heating of large scale industrial process fluid. The design of the used heat exchangers can be tailored to suit a process depending on the type of fluid, its phase, temperature, density, viscosity, pressures, chemical composition and various other thermodynamic properties. In the wake of energy crisis efficient heat recovery or dissipation of heat has become a challenge to the Engineers and Scientists.

For efficiency, heat exchangers are designed to maximise the surface area of the wall between the two fluids, while minimising resistance to fluid flow through the exchanger. The exchanger’s performance can also be affected by the addition of fins or corrugations in one or both directions, which increase surface area and may channel fluid flow or induce turbulance. Online monitoring of industrial heat exchangers is done by tracking the overall heat transfer coefficient, from its flowrates and temperatures, that tends to decline over time due to fouling.  

Maintenance of turbular heat exchangers can be performed by several methods such as acid cleaning, sandblasting, high-pressure water jet, bullet cleaning, or drill rods. In large-scale cooling water systems for heat exchangers, water treatment such as purification, addition of chemicals, and testing, is used to minimise fouling of the heat exchanger equipment.  Other water treatment is also used in steam systems for power plants etc to minimise fouling and corrosion of the heat exchanger and other equipment.

Schedule & Outline

09.00am - 09.30am

Session 1

Introduction to Heat Exchanging Equipment in Industry.

Heat Exchanger's Design

10.45am - 11.45am Tea Break
11.15am - 12.45am

Session 2

Fouling and Fouling Mitigation

Problems in Heat Exchanger Operation and Solutions.

12.45am - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm - 3.30pm

Session 3

Maintenance of Heat Exchangers.

Corrective/ Breakdown Maintenance.

Preventive and Predictive Maintenance.

3.30pm - 4.00pm Tea Break
4.00pm - 5.00pm

Problems and Solutions, Q & A Session

Certificate Presentation


Biodata of Speakers:

Dr Kazi Salim

Dr. Kazi Salim Md. Newaz

Dr. Kazi Salim Md. Newaz holds a Master and Doctorate Degrees in the field of Chemical and Materials Engineering from University of Auckland, New Zealand.

He has more than 20 years engineering service experience in Petrochemical industries. He was a Head of Engineering and Construction of a Chemical plant producing Sulfuric Acid and Single Super Phosphate. He also worked as a Consultant of Crown Agents Services Limited, a British Company, where he was involved in gas pipelines layout and installation, gas drilling environment management etc. He has also worked as Plant Manager of a Hydrogen Peroxide plant of capacity 60 ton per day.

Currently, he works as an academic staff and researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. Dr. Kazi is a Corporate Member of Institution of Mechanical, UK (MIMechE) and a Chartered Engineer, UK (CEng).


Dr Ir Abu Bakar

Ir. Dr. Abu Bakar Mahat

Ir. Dr. Abu Bakar Mahat holds a Master and Doctorate Degrees in the field of Manufacturing Technology from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), United Kingdom. He has substantial industrial experience that covers many technical and management functions particularly on the design, planning, construction, operations and maintenance of industrial plants.

Currently, he is a Consultant/ Professor (Industry) at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaya.  His last employment was as Director of Commercial and Business Division, Universiti Kuala Lumpur.

Last but not least, he is a highly respectable and reputable professional in the field of Mechanical and Manufacturing as Corporate Member of IEM (MEIM), registered Professional Engineer with BEM (PEng), Corporate Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineer, UK (MIMechE) and a Chartered Engineer, UK (CEng)

Registration Fee


RM200.00 RM250.00


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  • Tuesday, 01 April 2014 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM



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