Recent HTRI News

  • Xchanger Suite 8.2® beta is now available

    May 29, 2020
    Considered to be the most advanced thermal process design and simulation software, Xchanger Suite designs, rates, and simulates a variety of heat transfer equipment. All Xchanger Suite components are highly flexible, allowing rigorous specification of the exchanger geometry. Xchanger Suite 8.2 is available for licensed users on the Downloads page until...

  • The Color of Noise

    May 13, 2020
    Kevin Farrell, Principal Engineer, Computational Simulation & Validation The arrival of spring in many areas ushers in a welcome variation of color to the brown and gray shades of winter. Colors can lift our spirits from any winter doldrums. Surprisingly, one medium that also offers a spectrum of color—even year round—is...

  • HTRI offices closed Monday, May 25

    May 13, 2020
    The USA office will be closed for Memorial Day, while the UK office will be observing the Spring Bank holiday. Both offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 26. Emails to will be monitored....

  • TT-30 Modeling plate-and-shell heat exchangers using Xphe

    May 06, 2020
    Component: Xphe Applicable to: All supported versions (versions 7.3 through 8.1) Date posted: 6 May 2020  Xphe, a module in Xchanger Suite, models plate-and-frame heat exchangers (PHEs) with rectangular plates. This TechTip provides a workaround for using Xphe to model plate-and-shell exchangers (PSHEs) with circular plates before HTRI develops a software...

  • Exchanger Optimizer: Assessing the Impact of Design Decisions

    April 23, 2020
    Are you interested in finding the best solutions for your heat transfer system? Focused on issues that EPCs and processors face when making design decisions, this webinar will discuss the importance of heat exchanger design and introduce software, Exchanger Optimizer, to help you evaluate the impacts of these decisions. Using Exchanger...

  • Case Study - Reducing Hot Air Recirculation around Air-cooled Heat Exchangers Case Study: Reducing Hot Air Recirculation around Air-cooled Heat Exchangers

    April 13, 2020
    Download Case Study PDF SUMMARY An engineering, procurement, and construction company needed to enhance the performance of a bank of API 661 air-cooled heat exchangers (ACHEs) at a refinery. HTRI was asked to optimize the installation of two new forced-draft ACHEs, which were to be appended to seven existing induced-draft ACHEs....

  • Scheduled maintenance outage

    April 01, 2020
    HTRI will experience a temporary maintenance outage on Thursday, April 2, 2020 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM CDT. During this service interruption, certain areas of HTRI's corporate website (including software downloads) and the License Manager will be unavailable....

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...