Danielle Goldbeck, process engineer at Linde Engineering North America Inc. (LENA), will compare plate fin heat exchanger (PFHE) rating methods and the advantages of integration into full process plant simulation at GasPro Americas 2016, to be held September 13-14 in Houston.
At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Goldbeck will make a presentation on plate-fin heat exchanger modelling. She will discuss the growing need to model NGL plant performance under off-design conditions. "With plant standardization on the rise in the industry, engineers need a reliable method to predict plant performance under variable conditions. As the primary technology for cooling in the NGL plant, modelling PFHE performance provides a good indication of complete plant performance," said Goldbeck.
"Completely integrating a rigorous exchanger tool with the entire process simulation is the best way to predict plant performance. This gives the process engineer confidence in the simulation," said Thomas Walter, Manager of Process Engineering and co-author of the presentation.
GasPro Americas 2016 will explore the latest gas processing developments, from field gathering to plant design to LNG technology.
About Linde Engineering North America Inc.
Linde Engineering North America (LENA) is a member of the Linde Engineering Division of The Linde Group, a world leading gases and engineering company. LENA is a single-source technology, engineering, procurement and construction firm that is focused on providing innovative solutions to customers. Areas of expertise include gas processing, refining, liquefied natural gas (LNG), deep cryogenics, synthesis gas, air separation, and petrochemical plants as well as fired process equipment. For more information, see Linde Engineering North America Inc. online at http://www.leamericas.com.
About The Linde Group
In the 2015 financial year, The Linde Group generated revenue of USD 19.7 bn ( EUR 17.944 bn) , making it one of the leading gases and engineering companies in the world, with approximately 65,000 employees working in more than 100 countries worldwide. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. The company is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.