Recent HTRI News

  • Careers - Engineer, Software Development

    January 15, 2020
    This individual will develop, maintain, and enhance HTRI engineering software, including calculation methods evolving from ongoing HTRI research. Principal responsibilities  Develop, modify, and enhance HTRI software Identify, track, and resolve programming bugs; develop and document workarounds for end-users Use engineering expertise to plan and implement engineering methods into software modules Write...

  • HTRI SmartPM™ 4.2 now available

    December 19, 2019
    HTRI announces the release of SmartPM 4.2. Licensed users can now download this version from the Downloads page. SmartPM uses plant monitoring data and HTRI’s detailed proprietary heat exchanger calculation methods to evaluate past performance and predict future refinery throughput, energy consumption, emissions, and optimum heat exchanger maintenance schedules. SmartPM 4.2...

  • HTRI offices closed for holidays

    December 10, 2019
    Both the USA and the UK offices will be closed December 23 – January 1 for the holidays. The offices will reopen on Thursday, January 2. Emails to will be monitored....

  • TT-28 Specifying disk-and-doughnut baffles in Xist

    December 04, 2019
    Component: Xist Applicable to: All supported versions (versions 7.3 and 8) Date posted: 5 December 2019 Disk-and-doughnut baffles are an alternative to conventional segmental baffles. Figure 1 illustrates a generic disk-and-doughnut baffle configuration. In many industrial units, tubes are present only in the overlap region between the disk baffles and the...

  • PHE-22 CFD Simulations of a Plate-and-shell Heat Exchanger

    December 04, 2019
    HTRI experimentally evaluated the thermal-hydraulic performance of a water-water plate-and-shell heat exchanger at the Research & Technology Center and then used the results to calibrate a solution approach through computational fluid dynamics. The tortuous flow paths through the corrugated channels of the plate pack were modeled effectively using porous media. Inertial resistance...

  • Careers - Engineer, Research (PhD)

    November 25, 2019
    Located at our Navasota headquarters, this person will manage and execute assigned HTRI research projects involving the acquisition of experimental data, analytical research, and the correlation of data related to crude oil and/or water fouling. Principal Responsibilities Prepare project specifications for short- and long-range research projects. Draft schedules for assigned projects....

  • HTRI USA office closed November 28 – 29

    November 18, 2019
    Our USA office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 28 – 29. The office will re-open on Monday, December 2. Emails to will be monitored....

  • HTRI offices closed November 11

    November 04, 2019
    Both the USA and the UK offices will be closed on Monday, November 11, 2019 for holiday. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, November 12. Emails to will be monitored....

  • Sneak Preview: SmartPM™ 4.1

    October 31, 2019
    SmartPM™ is performance monitoring and predictive maintenance software for shell-and-tube exchanger networks. This webinar introduces SmartPM and highlights the new capabilities in version 4.1. With this software, you can connect SmartPM to OSIsoft PI System™ for two-way data transfer easily reconcile and simulate data identify ways to save energy and manage...

  • BG1-18 Turndown Operation of a Vertical Tubeside Thermosiphon Reboiler

    October 21, 2019
    This report provides a comprehensive look at the turndown operation of a vertical tubeside thermosiphon reboiler (VTTR), including predictions of thermal and hydraulic performance and quantitative criteria for turndown limits. Data were collected for water, n-pentane, p-xylene, and n-pentane/p-xylene mixtures in an industrially relevant VTTR flow loop. The unit was systematically turned...