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Frequently-Asked Questions

  1. I downloaded the eBook but it is a .acsm file. Where is the PDF?
  2. I have a question about the TEMA software.
  3. Is there a discount for bookstores/resellers?
  4. What is the effective date of the TEMA standards?
  5. Can I purchase an older version of the TEMA standards?
  6. I recently purchased the Ninth Edition Standards - is there a discount to purchase the Tenth Edition?
  7. What is new in the Tenth Edition?
  8. Is the Tenth Edition available as a PDF or eBook?
  9. Can I see the table of contents before I buy?
  10. Can I get a copy of the nomenclature chart?
  11. I have the Tenth Edition Standard and have a technical question.
  12. Does TEMA offer formal training in Heat Exchanger Design, Specification, Fabrication, and /or Repair?
  13. What are the classes of Heat Exchangers?
  14. Can you provide, or help me find, specific materials?
  15. Can you provide a quote to build a heat exchanger?
  16. Can I get a Sample Problem Book for the Tenth Edition?
  17. Is there an addendum or errata for the Tenth Edition?
  18. Can I get copies of the specification sheets on pages 3-2 and 3-3?
  19. May I have permission to reproduce parts of the Standards in another publication?

Is there a discount for bookstores/resellers?

Discounts are based on quantity only. There are no other discount methods.

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What is the effective date of the TEMA standards?

The Tenth Edition standards are effective immediately, and were published April 8, 2019.

The Ninth Edition was published in 2007.
The Eighth Edition was published in 1999.
The Seventh Edition was published in 1988.
The Sixth Edition was published in 1978.
The Fifth Edition was published in 1968.
The Fourth Edition was published in 1959.
The Third Edition was published in 1952.
The Second Edition was published in 1949.
The First Edition was published in 1941.

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Can I purchase an older version of the TEMA standards?

TEMA does not offer old versions of the Standards.

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What is new in the Tenth Edition?

See the Standards and Software page.

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Is the Tenth Edition available as a PDF or eBook?

Yes. click here to order.

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I purchased the Ninth Edition - is there a discount to purchase the Tenth Edition?

Yes - please contact temaorders@tema.org if you purchased your Ninth Edition Standards DIRECTLY FROM TEMA after October 1, 2018. Otherwise contact the vendor from which you purchased your book.

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Can I get a copy of the nomenclature chart?

Yes - it is available in Adobe PDF format.     Nomenclature Chart      If you need to download the Acrobat Reader click here.

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What are the classes of Heat Exchangers?

R - severe petroleum and related processing applications
C - commercial and general process applications
B - chemical process service

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I have the Tenth Edition Standard and have a technical question.

TEMA can not respond to general or specific design application questions, only to requests for interpretation of the Standards. Please refer to the notes to users on page viii of the Standards. Alternatively, your question could be posed as a consulting request to one of our member companies.

To submit a technical inquiry, log in to your store account and follow the link there.

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Does TEMA offer training?

No, but here is a site with lots of training information - www.epic-edu.com.   Note: TEMA does not review or endorse the curricula.

If you know of other sources of training please let us know!

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Can you provide, or help me find, specific materials?

No, TEMA is a trade association, not involved with procurement.

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Can you provide a quote to build a heat exchanger?

No, TEMA is a trade association. We do not manufacture heat exchangers.

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Can I get a Sample Problem Book for the Tenth Edition?

No, there is no Sample Problem Book for the Tenth Edition.

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Is there an addendum or errata for the Tenth Edition?

Not at this time.

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Can I get copies of the specification sheets on pages 3-2 and 3-3?

Yes - they are available in Adobe PDF format.     English     Metric      If you need to download the Acrobat Reader click here.

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May I have permission to reproduce parts of the Standards in another publication?

Permission may be requested by email or fax.  Please include the specific sections and page numbers containing the material you wish to reproduce.  If you have a document you need signed please email or fax a copy of it.  Requests are reviewed by the membership and may take up to 21 days to get a reply. NOTE: the following items may be reproduced without permission, as long as TEMA is cited as the source.

-Figure N-1.2 (Table of TEMA types)
-Table N-2 and Figure N-2 (Nomenclature)
-Figure G-5-2 (Heat Exchanger Spec Sheet - English Units) PDF  XLS
-Figure G-5-2M (Heat Exchanger Spec Sheet - Metric Units) PDF XLS

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