Southwest Research Institute Technical Tour
Date: Jan. 24, 2019
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is internationally known for its fuels and lubricants research activities and upholds the longstanding tradition of quality and client response started more than 70 years ago. The institute helps clients get automotive products to the market and keep them there in response to regulation and competition. A broad range of services is available for product research, product development, and product qualification of automotive components and automotive fluids for on-road, off-road, rail and water-borne transportation systems, as well as recreational vehicles and stationary power equipment.
Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, SwRI is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. Founded in 1947, SwRI provides contract research and development services to industrial and government clients in the United States and abroad.
SwRI offers multidisciplinary, problem-solving services in a variety of areas in engineering and the physical sciences. The institute’s blend of field experience, engineering and chemical skills, and design and fabrication capabilities offers an interdisciplinary approach in all aspects of the automotive fuels and lubricants life cycle. In addition to evaluating conventional and alternative fuels, SwRI has extensive capabilities for analyzing biodiesel and biodiesel blends and evaluates filtration performance, solves filtration-related problems and develops improved filters.
Stops to include:
- Low Wear/Low Friction Coatings Demonstration
- Fire Demonstration
Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
- Autonomous Vehicle Demonstration
- Engine Test Facility
Powertrain Engineering Division