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HTRI's Research & Technology Center (RTC) is a 22,500 ft2 multimillion-dollar research facility in Navasota, TX, USA. It includes twelve operating research units, as well as support facilities and equipment. The RTC enhances our research capabilities by providing a controlled environment for testing.

  • HTRI's Research & Technology Center
    HTRI's Research & Technology Center
  • Interior view of the RTC
    Interior view of the RTC
  • Lab
    Evaluating fluid compositions for tests conducted with mixtures of two or more hydrocarbon fluids
  • Measuring
    Measuring tube dimensions prior to running tests on the crude oil fouling test section
  • Microscope
    Examining crude oil fouling deposits on the inside surfaces of fouling test section tubes
  • Test Unit
    Setting up differential pressure transmitter
  • Viscometer
    Analyzing crude oil samples over a range of temperatures

The research units provide testing platforms for

  • air coolers designed to API-661 guidelines
  • fouling of crude oil and other hydrocarbon feedstocks
  • plate heat exchangers in water-water service
  • vacuum condensation
  • multipurpose boiling
  • multipurpose condensation
  • visualization of two-phase flow
  • prototype heat exchangers
  • flows of viscous liquids and slurries

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Research Units

These research units can be customized to meet the changing needs of our customers. We are also available to conduct research and to construct new rigs under contract.

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