Research

HTRI, the world-recognized leader in process heat transfer, has been conducting applied research and testing for almost 60 years.

Research & Technology Center

We conduct real-world, applied research at our multi-million dollar research facility in Navasota, Texas, USA. The test units are much larger than you'll find in most academic labs. Designed in conjunction with our industrial members, our test units are able to replicate equipment in an operating refinery or process plant. In addition to our physical research, we make extensive use of other approaches including computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and laser anemometry visualization. Our experimental data represent the largest concentration of heat transfer expertise in the world.

Watch our Research Update webinar,

where we investigate industry trends and address gaps in process heat transfer. 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. Click here to read more.