Recent HTRI News

  • F-25-TR Standardized Chemical Characterization Tests Relating to Crude Oil Fouling

    March 27, 2020
    A longstanding goal of the HTRI fouling program is to develop methods to predict the fouling tendency of a crude oil from its chemical and physical properties and the heat exchanger operating conditions. This report summarizes the characterizations HTRI has performed on most research crude oils with a brief explanation as to why...
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  • Operations Update

    March 17, 2020
    As the world deals with the coronavirus and the challenging impacts it is having, we want to assure you that HTRI remains open for business, while taking all precautions and caring for the well-being of our staff. Our quality technical support is available as usual, while staff conducting our research, proprietary...
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  • Careers - Engineering Assistant

    March 16, 2020
    --- Part-time summer opening at our Navasota, TX headquarters --- Learn practical engineering research skills working in a team-oriented environment with veteran engineers. Principal responsibilities may require you to assist with HTRI research projects involving design and setup of experimental procedures and test equipment analyzing and organizing experimental data experimental documentation...
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  • Careers - Software Development Assistant

    March 16, 2020
    --- Full-time summer opening at our Navasota, TX headquarters --- Learn practical software development skills working in a team-oriented environment with veteran software developers and engineers. Principal responsibilities  Participate in multiple aspects of application lifecycle, including design and implementation of application code Develop test automation scripts Create and document test plans...
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  • ASME UHX Fixed Tubesheet and Expansion Joint Analysis

    February 20, 2020
    Fixed tubesheet heat exchangers are often designed with expansion joints to handle the differential thermal growth between the tubes and the shell. Learn how to use Exchanger Optimizer 4.1.6 to specify operating metal temperatures and evaluate the cost impact of adding a flanged and flued or bellows expansion joint modify designs...
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  • TT-29 Kettle vaporizers and the modified three-point heat release curve

    February 17, 2020
    Component: Xist Applicable to: All supported versions (versions 7.3 through 8.1) Date posted: 17 February 2020 Kettle design promotes shellside recirculation in the tube bundle, making kettles ideal for vaporizing pure or nearly pure fluids. In vaporizers, liquid recirculates within the bundle, and vapor separates from liquid droplets in the volume...
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  • TechTip: Using the HTRI Automation Server

    January 28, 2020
    HTRI Xchanger Suite provides an application programming interface (API) called the HTRI Automation Server. The HTRI Automation Server is easily accessed by external applications and may be used to access data from Xchanger Suite files and to run Xchanger Suite calculations. You may want to leverage the HTRI Automation Server to:...
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  • Edgeview®

    January 23, 2020
    Organizing process data and trending performance to troubleshoot heat exchanger operation   Edgeview® is a trend analysis tool that assists processors in troubleshooting heat exchanger operations. Using a time-based table of operating data, Edgeview reconciles the data by removing gross errors and rapidly calculates a number of performance indicators for shell-and-tube...
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  • Edgeview® 1.0 beta is now available

    January 23, 2020
    Edgeview® is a trend analysis tool that assists process engineers in troubleshooting heat exchanger operations. Using a time-based table of operating data, Edgeview reconciles the data by removing gross errors and rapidly calculates a number of performance indicators for shell-and-tube heat exchangers. The software’s parallel-processing features allow users to execute a...
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  • TechTip: Challenges in Modeling Kettle Vaporizers

    January 16, 2020
    Modeling kettle vaporizers presents multiple challenges, including entrainment and circulation issues. As part of the kettle Circulation Boiling Model (CBM), Xist modifies the heat release curve (program calculated or user specified) to create a unique kettle three-point heat release curve to determine the temperature profile within the bundle. This webinar focuses on when...
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