Recent HTRI News

  • Demystifying thermosiphon operation

    June 05, 2019
    Siddharth Talapatra, Group Lead, Research Engineers focused on the thermal and hydraulic aspects of heat exchangers sometimes forget that exchangers do not operate as standalone units. A thermosiphon reboiler is one application where understanding the flow loop around the heat exchanger is vital. Essential to refineries and chemical processing plants, a...
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  • Simulating air-cooler header and fan performance informs physical testing plans

    June 05, 2019
    Salem A. Bouhairie, Senior Project Engineer, Research Both tubeside and airside behavior affect the overall performance of an air cooler. Two concerns with air-cooled heat exchanger (ACHE) operation are two-phase process-side maldistribution in headers and misrated airside fan performance. At HTRI’s Research & Technology Center (RTC), we are developing plans to...
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  • Xfh® Ultra 2.0 is now available

    June 04, 2019
    HTRI announces the release of Xfh Ultra 2.0. Licensed users can now download this latest version from the Download page. Xfh Ultra, HTRI’s general-purpose fired heater modeling software, provides improved calculations for refinery operations. Users can easily explore operating scenarios to increase capacity and performance, helping to minimize energy loss and shutdown...
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  • Xfh® Ultra

    June 04, 2019
    Next generation software for rating and simulating fired heaters Xfh Ultra, HTRI’s general-purpose fired heater modeling software, provides improved calculations for refinery operations. Users can easily explore operating scenarios to increase capacity and performance, helping to minimize energy loss and shutdown time. Xfh Ultra is flexible enough to handle most fired...
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  • HTRI Event Terms and Conditions

    June 01, 2019
    Policies current as of June 1, 2019 These HTRI Event Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”) are the terms governing your attendance at any HTRI meeting, training, or other HTRI sponsored activity (“Event”). The person attending the Event is referred to as “Participant” or a variant of the pronoun “you” in this Agreement....
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  • Scheduled maintenance outage

    May 29, 2019
    HTRI will experience a temporary maintenance outage on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM CDT. During this service interruption, HTRI's corporate website, software downloads, and License Manager will be unavailable....
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  • Careers - Test Engineer

    May 28, 2019
    Heat Transfer Research, Inc. (HTRI), the global leader in process heat transfer and heat exchanger technology, has an immediate opening for a Test Engineer. HTRI seeks an individual to prepare, execute, and document experiments in support of research objectives. An understanding of instrumentation, data acquisition systems, measurement uncertainties, and the principles...
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  • STG-22 Review of Supercritical Fluid Heat Transfer

    May 16, 2019
    Supercritical fluid heat transfer occurs at temperatures and pressures that exceed the liquid-vapor critical point. This report reviews recent studies of the phenomenon, discussing both experimental studies and correlation developments. In comparison with recommended correlations, current HTRI calculations may be inaccurate for near-critical conditions. The range of inaccuracy depends on process...
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  • Xfh Ultra 2.0 Coming Soon!

    May 09, 2019
    A new version of Xfh Ultra®, HTRI’s general-purpose fired heater modeling software, will be released soon. Xfh Ultra 2.0 provides improved calculations for refinery operations. Users can easily explore operating scenarios to increase capacity and performance, helping to minimize energy loss and shutdown time. New capabilities in Xfh Ultra 2.0 include multiple...
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  • Educational: Single-segmental Baffle Cut and Spacing

    April 25, 2019
    This webinar discusses considerations and limitations in the use of single-segmental baffles. It demonstrates the impact of baffle cut and spacing in various process applications....
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