Recent HTRI News

  • Air Cooler Task Force

    November 20, 2017
    To ensure members get the maximum benefit of this investment, the ACTF is being formed to assist HTRI staff in ensuring the air cooler research program is industrially relevant. The program objectives will focus mainly on airside problems. The task force will have achieved its purpose when the objectives related to...
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  • FH-5 Fired Heater Research: Two-phase Flow in Vertical Serpentine Loop

    November 03, 2017
    Adiabatic air-water studies were completed in a transparent vertical serpentine loop with a 12.7-cm internal pipe diameter and six vertical upflow and downflow sections with straight lengths exceeding 6 m. Liquid holdup in the vertical runs tends to dominate the overall pressure drop. This study focuses on flow visualization and pressure...
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  • Is My Design OK? Modeling LNG Vaporizers Near Critical Point

    October 31, 2017
    Adapted from a 2017 Global Conference & Annual Meeting of Stockholders presentation, this webinar will discuss HTRI recommendations for modeling LNG vaporizers near critical point. Some of the key points include how to: ensure thermodynamic properties trend properly identify whether the operating pressure is above or below the true critical pressure...
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  • HTRI Offices Closing for Holidays

    October 12, 2017
    The HTRI USA offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will re-open on Monday, November 27, 2017. In addition, our HTRI USA and UK offices will be closed for the holidays from Friday, December 22, through Monday, January 1, 2018. The...
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  • HTRI Presents at Heat Exchange Engineering (HEE)
    Asia 2017, October 24 – 26 in Malaysia

    October 12, 2017
    HTRI and organizer Technology Transfer Management Ltd (TTM) are collaborating to bring this industrial heat exchange event to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event focuses on ways to improve the performance of industrial heat exchangers, such as increasing throughput, lowering energy use, reducing downtime, increasing reliability, and lowering environmental emissions. Learn from...
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  • New Air-cooled Heat Exchanger Expands RTC Capabilities

    October 12, 2017
    David Burton, Director, Research & Technology Center Salem Bouhairie, Senior Project Engineer, Research Airside heat transfer resistances limit the performance of an air-cooled heat exchanger (ACHE). To address member concerns about airflow predictions, HTRI is expanding its current research capabilities with the installation of a modular ACHE at the Research &...
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  • Learn about I2 Vapor Infusion at GST North America 2017 in Manhattan, New York

    October 12, 2017
    Michael Radicone, President, I2 Air Fluid Innovation, will present “Reducing shipboard heat exchanger fouling with I2 Vapor Infusion” at the Green Ship Technology (GST) North America 2017 Conference on Thursday, November 16, at 9:40 AM EST. I2 Vapor Infusion is a patented, ecofriendly technology with the potential to substantially reduce biofouling...
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  • SmartPM™ Release Extends Capability Beyond Preheat Trains

    October 12, 2017
    Simon Pugh, Senior Product Lead: SmartPM Edward Ishiyama, Senior Research Project Engineer Acquired by HTRI in 2016, SmartPM has primarily been used in crude refinery preheat trains, where it aids management of fouling by closely monitoring performance to assist with predictive maintenance. Its capabilities now extend beyond preheat trains to other...
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  • Highlights of 2017 Global Conference

    October 12, 2017
    Last month HTRI members and staff met for the HTRI Global Conference & Annual Meeting of Stockholders in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Take a look at some of the activities they enjoyed. The annual meeting initiated the conference the morning of September 18.   Our poster sessions afforded attendees the opportunity to...
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  • Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics

    October 12, 2017
    Kevin J. Farrell, Principal Engineer, Computational Simulation & Validation When heat exchangers perform ineffectively, engineers often turn to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for insight. In fact, most companies use CFD in this reactive manner to validate and troubleshoot their operating exchangers. But innovative companies use CFD proactively to explore designs and...
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