SwRI offers world-class research and testing facilities in support machinery clients in the energy and aerospace industries. Our 1,200-acre campus in San Antonio, Texas, offers over 10,000 square feet of laboratories and testing bays dedicated to machinery research and testing, including:
Machinery Piping & Design Facility
This building offers a high bay to test and design reciprocating machinery.
Compressor & Turbine Performance Laboratory
This facility includes a large wet gas flow loop featuring staff expertise in wet gas compression, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, and rotating machinery.
Gas Turbine Laboratory
This facility is dedicated to the design and analyses of gas turbine technology and components.
Turbomachinery Test Facility
A facility with over 5,000 square feet includes a 4,000 HP compressor used to study supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) and thermal solar power generation.
Metering Research Facility
Our world class, high-accuracy facility calibrates flow meters for high-pressure natural gas at pipeline pressures and temperatures.
Multi-Phase Machinery Lab
A 5,460-square-foot facility for developing and evaluating turbomachinery exposed to multiphase flow conditions can accommodate large-scale turbomachinery and testing various fluids.