Recent HTRI News

  • F-EX-1-14 Experimental Study of Local Crystallization Fouling in Double-pipe Heat Exchangers

    April 18, 2019
    Prepared under contract with HTRI, this report presents a comprehensive study on local crystallization fouling in double-pipe heat exchangers operating in counterflow. Results are based on fouling experiments with an aqueous calcium sulphate solution and with most flow velocities at 1.0 m/s. For local thermal fouling investigations, heat exchanger tubes were...

  • TT-27: Modeling air-cooled heat exchangers with redundant fans

    April 14, 2019
    Component: Xace Applicable to: All supported versions (7.3 and 8) Author: Peter Joosten Date Posted: 15 April 2019   Air-cooled heat exchangers are typically designed for operation with all fans on. A bay with two, three, or four operating fans is commonly identified as 2×50%, 3×33%, or 4×25% fans, indicating that...

  • Sneak Preview: Xchanger Suite 8

    March 28, 2019
    Learn about the new and enhanced features in HTRI Xchanger Suite 8. In this webinar, you will learn about: Improved navigation and other changes to the Xchanger Suite interface New graphing capabilities Changes to methods...

  • Heartfelt Care and Concern

    March 21, 2019
    The staff of HTRI are saddened by the recent natural disasters in several areas of the world. We offer our heartfelt concern to those affected by these events. During these challenging times, our thoughts are with our member companies, as well as their employees and families....

  • PHE-21-TR Liquid Thermal and Hydraulic Performance of Plate-and-shell Heat Exchanger

    March 20, 2019
    HTRI conducted water-to-water liquid thermal performance testing in a plate-and-shell heat exchanger (PSHE) provided by Vahterus Oy. This report discusses the test setup and data collection, summarizes the heat transfer and pressure drop results, and correlates the test data against current HTRI methods. Since HTRI currently has limited data related to...

  • Research Update: Thermal Performance of New Welded-plate Heat Exchanger

    March 19, 2019
    In an experimental, sponsored research program, HTRI investigated the thermal and hydraulic characteristics of a welded plate heat exchanger (WPHE). We conducted liquid-phase, flow boiling, and condensation experiments in a WPHE provided by Hisaka Works, Ltd. These data, together with single-phase and phase-change data from other commercially available chevron-type plate heat...

  • Scheduled maintenance outage

    March 18, 2019
    HTRI will experience a temporary maintenance outage on Friday, March 22, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM CDT. During this service interruption, HTRI's corporate website, software downloads, and License Manager will be unavailable....

  • Embedded Costing Features in Xchanger Suite 8

    March 07, 2019
    The integration of Exchanger Optimizer™ 4.0 into Xchanger Suite® 8 provides costing capabilities from within Xist® ; and Xace® ;. Using a case study, this webinar will demonstrate how to obtain fabrication, installation, and operational estimates for Xist and Xace cases, view Costing reports from within Xchanger Suite, and launch Exchanger Optimizer to generate customizable, comprehensive cost assessments and validate designs based...

  • HTRI USA office closed March 13 – 15, 2019

    March 06, 2019
    The HTRI USA office will be closed on Wednesday, March 13, through Friday, March 15, for the spring break holiday. The office will re-open on Monday, March 18, 2019. Emails to will be monitored....

  • Xfh Ultra 2.0 beta now available 

    March 04, 2019
    The beta for HTRI’s Xfh® Ultra 2.0 is now available for licensed users on the Downloads page. This is your opportunity to try the new beta version and provide comments that could improve the software prior to its full release. Some of the significant changes include multiple dissimilar fireboxes and flue...