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Southwest Research Institute


Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78238-5166

Organization's Description:

Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States.

SwRI's 11 technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as chemistry, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, engine design, mechanical engineering, electronics and more.

The Institute occupies more than 1,200 acres and provides more than 2 million square feet of laboratories, test facilities, workshops and offices.

Test & Evaluation Capabilities

The Test and Evaluation Section at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) provides government and commercial clients with quality facilities and experienced staff to conduct testing and performance evaluation services in more than 10,500 square feet of air conditioned laboratory space and 12 ocean simulation test chambers that range in pressures to 30,000 psig and sizes to 90-inch diameter. The staff is experienced in various complementary services such as strain gage application/monitoring, helium leak testing, electrical and fiber optic cable testing, and API valve and tubulars testing. We provide capabilities for the complete evaluation of your product including development of testing procedures, test design, test setup, static and cyclic structural/pressure/thermal testing, evaluation of the results, and generation of the final report. SwRI maintains an on-site machine shop and complete report production services.

Test & Evaluation Technical Strengths

  • Deep Ocean Simulation and Field Services
  • Hydrostatic Pressure Tests
  • High-Pressure Test and Marine Technology Laboratory
  • Offshore Insulation and Corrosion Protection Systems Test Services
  • Performance Verification Testing of Valves and Components
  • Structural Testing
  • Tubular and Hose Products Services

Related Sites for Test & Evaluation

  • Deep Ocean Simulation
  • Structural Analysis
  • Pressure Testing
  • Pipeline Integrity
  • Structural Systems

Phone: 210 684 5111