Recent HTRI News

  • Dynamic dashboard reporting leads list of new features in SmartPMTM 3.1

    February 08, 2018
    HTRI announces the release of SmartPM 3.1, its performance monitoring and predictive maintenance software for shell-and-tube heat exchanger networks. SmartPM 3.1 focuses on extended functionality and improved reporting. The performance dashboard transforms key performance indicators into actionable insights – all from a single location. Visualize and derive actions based on comprehensive...
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  • Xfh® Ultra 1.1 Beta Coming Soon

    February 05, 2018
    HTRI is seeking beta testers for the upcoming Xfh Ultra 1.1 beta. If you are an HTRI member and interested in participating in the beta, contact BetaTesters@HTRI.net. What’s new in Xfh Ultra 1.1 Extended output reporting Print or save the full details of a case to more file formats, including PDF,...
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  • Beyond the Basics: Getting the Most Out of Xvib

    January 30, 2018
    Xvib is an advanced tool for tube vibration study. This webinar discusses some specific aspects of Xvib inputs that can be adjusted for a more accurate vibration analysis....
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  • Make better heat exchanger design decisions with Exchanger Optimizer 3.0

    January 24, 2018
    Robert Browning, Principal Engineer, Software Development Exchanger Optimizer helps engineers solve different types of design problems. Enabling specification of more accurate design details, Exchanger Optimizer 3.0 features more robust analysis of complicated geometries. For example, fixed tubesheet heat exchangers are often designed with expansion joints to handle the differential thermal growth...
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  • Exchanger January 2018

    January 24, 2018
    The Exchanger newsletter is the central source for HTRI news and activities. This issue covers the most recent information as of January 2018...
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  • Cooking up some CFD

    January 24, 2018
    Kevin J. Farrell, Principal Engineer, Computational Simulation & Validation Colleagues sometimes inquire about a challenging simulation they know I’m wrestling with. My short reply is generally, “It’s still cooking.” Sometimes explaining a complex topic with a simple analogy isn’t successful, but I think using a cooking analogy to describe CFD works...
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  • HTRI establishes new Air Cooler Task Force (ACTF)

    January 24, 2018
    Task Forces play an important role at HTRI, providing a forum for consortium members to share their knowledge and expertise, helping us formulate the direction of specific projects or solve problems. HTRI recently established an Air Cooler Task Force (ACTF) that will assist staff in addressing industrially relevant issues related to...
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  • HTRI to exhibit at ACHEMA 2018

    January 24, 2018
    Make plans now to attend ACHEMA 2018, the world forum and leading show for the process industries. As part of the Thermal Processes Exhibition Group, HTRI will be exhibiting in Hall 4.0 Stand A62. ACHEMA 2018 will be held 11 – 15 June 2018 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Serving as...
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  • Sneak Preview: ASME UHX Fixed Tubesheet and Expansion Joint Analysis

    December 05, 2017
    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 3 to •  specify operating metal temperatures and evaluate the cost impact of adding a flanged and flued or bellows expansion joint •...
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  • Air Cooler Task Force

    November 20, 2017
    To ensure members get the maximum benefit of this investment, the ACTF is being formed to assist HTRI staff in ensuring the air cooler research program is industrially relevant. The program objectives will focus mainly on airside problems. The task force will have achieved its purpose when the objectives related to...
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