HTRI is the leading source of process heat transfer technology, research, software, and services. Incorporated in 1962, the company conducts studies on heat transfer and fluid flow at a multimillion-dollar testing facility in Navasota, Texas, USA. HTRI technology has been used by companies worldwide for decades to help them design, operate, and maintain heat exchangers and fired heaters.

Based in Navasota, HTRI provides advanced experimental research to the oil and gas, chemical, and petrochemical industries. Our global customer base includes the world’s leading processing companies, engineering contractors, equipment manufacturers, and thermal process consultants. Our acclaimed HTRI Xchanger Suite® software is considered the most advanced available for the design, rating, and simulation of heat exchangers.

Industrially focused analyses performed on our precision research units are augmented by the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and quantitative flow visualization, including high-speed video and particle image velocimetry (PIV). HTRI also offers industrial scale device/proof tests, as well as assessments of fouling propensity for crude oil and petroleum products. We continue to develop new product and service offerings and extend our capabilities through partnerships and alliances with both industry and academia.

Our Vision

Committed to increasing relevant value to our customers, we are striving to be more agile and change-oriented, pursuing innovative technologies and services. We will better leverage the power of the consortium, to deliver more meaningful and reliable results.

Our Mission

We advance process heat transfer technology, providing proven solutions and services to the world.

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