Heat Exchanger Types | Free Online Course | Alison

Heat Exchanger Types & Applications

Learn about common heat exchanger types, and their components in this free online course.

Free Course
In this free online course you'll learn why heat exchangers are involved in almost all industrial processes. This course will teach you about different heat exchanger types, their main components, the advantages and disadvantages of each type, and exactly how each type works. So, if you’re working (or plan to) in any mechanical engineering industry or industrial engineering industry, then you need to learn all about heat exchangers.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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This free online course Heat Exchanger Types & Applications will introduce you to the shell and tube, and plate type heat exchangers. You will learn about the design, components and categorisations of each heat exchanger type, and also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of each heat exchanger.

The course is designed to take you from the ground up concerning heat exchanger knowledge. Even if you already have some background engineering knowledge, this course will serve as an efficient refresher, whatever your level of understanding or engineering background (HVAC, chemical engineering, oil & gas industry, marine, power engineering etc.).

Multiple examples are given to show how heat exchangers work in the real world. Diagrams are used extensively to show you each individual heat exchanger and all of its main components. Start this course today and gain valuable knowledge about common heat exchanger types, and their components.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the common types of heat exchangers
  • Recognize the pros & cons of each heat exchanger type
  • List heat exchanger categories
  • Describe the common characteristics used to categorise heat exchangers
  • Identify common applications of heat exchangers
  • Define the terminology associated with heat exchangers


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