Fluid analysis is an important tool for understanding optimal fluid levels, identifying issues, and preventing problems.
The webinar covers heat transfer fluid basics, system design considerations, fluid specifications and operating parameters, and the significant effects of fluid flow dynamics on thermal fluid performance.
The speaker, Ryan Ritz, explains the importance of selecting the correct fluid for the application and highlights the factors that contribute to an ideal fluid. Ritz will also outline the properties and factors that affect heat transfer efficiency and thermal stability, such as the Reynolds number, Prandtl number, and Nusselt number.
Degradation and maintenance concerns related to heat transfer fluids are also covered, including overheating, pressure differentials, proper pump sizing, and flow restrictions. Ritz will also highlight the potential issues and safety risks associated with these factors.
Key Learning Objectives
- The significance of proper fluid selection and its impact on heat transfer efficiency.
- Achieving and maintaining turbulent flow dynamics for efficient heat transfer.
- Startup and shutdown procedures that prevent thermal cracking and ensure safe operation.
- The role of fluid analysis in monitoring system health, detecting issues, and guiding maintenance decisions.
- Insights into cleaning and maintenance techniques to combat cold spots, fouling, and fluid degradation.
- Importance of proper equipment design and adherence to maintenance best practices for increased safety and efficiency.
About the Speaker
Ryan Ritz is a seasoned professional with over a decade of experience in the realm of heat transfer technology and business development. With an extensive tenure at The Lubrizol Corporation as Global Director of Technology - Heat Transfer and significant contributions as Business Development Manager at Paratherm, Ritz's profound expertise is evident. With a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware, his achievements underscore his steadfast commitment and strategic insight in the field.
Who Should Attend the Webinar
This webinar is tailored to a diverse audience of professionals seeking to enhance their understanding of thermal fluid systems and optimize their industrial processes. Plant managers and operators will gain valuable insights into improving the efficiency, safety, and reliability of their thermal operations.
Engineers and technicians will discover practical techniques to mitigate thermal degradation, fouling, and inefficiencies within their systems. Maintenance professionals will benefit from comprehensive guidance on cleaning, maintenance, and fluid analysis, enabling them to extend the lifespan of their equipment.
Environmental and safety managers will find valuable knowledge to ensure a secure and environmentally conscious operation. Additionally, industry enthusiasts and professionals interested in heat transfer will find this webinar an invaluable resource for deepening their expertise and staying abreast of the latest advancements.
Effects of Fluid Flow
Video Credit: The Lubrizol Corporation