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Heat Exchangers

COURSE NO: M02-001
Heat Exchangers
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course describes the construction of plate heat exchangers as well as tube and shell heat exchangers. It also describes the flow patterns and temperature profiles in parallel flow, counter flow, and cross flow heat exchangers.


The transfer of thermal energy between fluids is one of the most important and frequently used processes in engineering. The transfer of heat is usually accomplished by means of a device known as a heat exchanger. Common applications of heat exchangers include boilers, fan coolers, cooling water heat exchangers, and condensers.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to mechanical and chemical engineers, nuclear facility operators, maintenance personnel, and technical staff to fully understand the impact that their actions may have on the safe and reliable operation of facility components and systems.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding the purpose of heat exchangers
  • Learning the different types of heat exchangers
  • Understanding heat exchanger applications
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review DOE-HDBK-1018/1-93, Volume 1, Module 2 of "Mechanical Science" published by the Department of Energy.

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Heat Exchangers (625 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Module 2 of this DOE publication.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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