To explore newer and innovative solutions to make heat exchangers more energy efficient, Heat Transfer Research Inc. held meetings at the HTRI-CC India in Mumbai and Delhi where about 89 Indian companies representing all stakeholders— designers, engineering consultants, manufacturers, buyers, processors and EPC Companies—participated.
The main purposed of the meeting was to highlight the need to conserve energy through optimised, application-oriented and well-coordinated heat exchanger designs by bringing all the major players on a single platform. The gathering also discussed the current challenges being faced by the segment.
Speaking on the occasion, Haresh K. Sippy, Chairman and Managing Director, TEMA India Ltd, said, “The coming years and decades will see reduced availability of crude oil and hence Indian companies need to upgrade ideas and standards to meet global requirements and resultantly help conserve environment.”
He further stressed that it is necessary for the EPC companies, the manufacturer and the end-users to be on the same platform to understand the heat exchanger and its problems better.
According to him heat exchangers have to be tailor-made as per end-user’s requirements with better coordination and not merely as specifications and datasheets. The data has to be shared with manufacturers through EPC companies.
Apart from this, the recent trends in thermal, process and mechanical engineering and their future requirements were also discussed in the meeting.
TEMA India Ltd is among the global leaders in manufacturing of heat exchangers and one of the major users of HTRI technology in India. HTRI CC-India (Communication Committee) is a formal “Users’ Forum” which provides a non-business platform to collect feedback on various aspects related to HTRI technology and its usage. HTRI, based in Texas, USA, is an industrial research and development consortium that serves the thermal process engineering needs of more than 1,400 corporate member sites world-wide for over 50 years.