Recent HTRI News

  • Sneak Preview: Exchanger Optimizer 5

    April 20, 2021
    Exchanger Optimizer is a powerful tool for optimizing your heat exchanger designs through cost and mechanical analyses. In this webinar, we discuss some of the most notable updates, including additional code calculations, as well as new logic for air-cooled heat exchangers and features designed for fabricators....

  • FY 2020 Report to Stockholders

    April 12, 2021
    COVID-19 continues to impact everyone to some degree. The health and safety of you and our staff remains a top priority, prompting flexibility and changes in business operations. We cannot come together to deliver the HTRI Stockholders Report in-person; however, we want our members to still receive the annual update on...

  • Cooling Water Fouling Task Force

    April 07, 2021
    Fouling of cooling water heat exchangers remains one of the costly problems for process heat exchangers. The Cooling Water Fouling Task Force provides input to identify and evaluate methods and technologies to mitigate fouling and reduce the cost of corrective measures. Documents CWFTF Roster Task Force Charter Meetings & Communications  ...

  • Sneak Preview: SmartPM™ 5.0

    March 24, 2021
    SmartPM™ is HTRI’s performance monitoring and predictive maintenance software for shell-and-tube exchanger networks.  With this software, you can rapidly build complex digital twin models, re-using any available Xist® files connect to plant data sources such as OSIsoft PI System™ and synchronize with Xist to populate with real plant performance data, geometry, and stream properties run either...

  • Research Update: 2020 - Year in HTRI Research

    February 09, 2021
    After summarizing the results from HTRI Research over the past year, this webinar provides insights into how these results improve our technology and its use by HTRI members. Topics include prediction of hot air recirculation for air coolers, development of new non-Newtonian heat transfer correlations, modification of tubeside falling film heat...

  • HTRI Event Terms and Conditions

    January 27, 2021
    Policies current as of August 31, 2020 These HTRI Event Terms and Conditions (“Agreement”) are the terms governing your attendance and participation in any HTRI meeting, training, or other HTRI sponsored activity (“Event”) offered in person or virtually via web-based mechanisms. The person attending the Event is referred to as “Participant”...

  • Getting Started: Building Your First Case in Xspe

    January 13, 2021
    Xspe® is an incremental program that lets you quickly and easily predict the thermal-hydraulic performance of Type I (i.e., spiral-spiral flow) single-phase spiral plate exchangers. This webinar gives a brief overview of the basic geometry of spiral exchangers, highlights the benefits of this exchanger type, such as the self-cleaning mechanism and true...

  • A Look Back at 2020

    December 23, 2020
    Dear Members, Business Collaborators, Former Staff, and Vendors all over the world, Please join us for a few minutes of reflection on this past year. In January 2020 we had no idea of the upheaval soon to come, but 2020 clearly has been a year unlike any other in recent history....

  • Getting Started: Specifying Fluid Properties in Xchanger Suite

    November 19, 2020
    Two important considerations in heat exchanger design and analysis with Xchanger Suite are defining a heat exchanger’s geometry and specifying fluid properties. This webinar focuses on fluid property specification. We will provide an overview of the available options in Xchanger Suite, illustrate these options using simple examples, and discuss HTRI’s recommendations and guidelines. ...

  • BT-42 Improved heat transfer methods for tubeside falling film evaporators

    November 17, 2020
    HTRI collected falling film evaporation data for two pure components and three mixtures in a vertical tube. Current falling film methods in Xist® 8.2 underpredict most of the measured heat transfer coefficients. Based on the latest data, we have improved our heat transfer methods, including a vapor-shear enhancement factor, a new mixture correction factor...