TRI developed a Compressed Air Testing Kit to capture a non-pressurized sample of compressed air at source or Point of Use (POU). Our patented air/gas sampling equipment was designed originally for the U.S. Navy Diver’s compressed air quality sampling in 1975.
TRI SealPlus® is specifically designed for sealing the pores of plasma sprayed ceramic coatings. The cured sealer reduces permeation of reactive species through the ceramic layer to increase durability in marine environments.
Submarine hanger areas have actuated parts, doors, hatches, etc., that must be adequately lubricated to function correctly and extend service life.
Bond-Coat™ is a non-conductive ceramic coating (NCC) that dramatically extends the life of submarine and oil exploration underwater connectors.
Navy sailors must remain at peak performance when tasked with missions involving ever-increasing difficulty. Restful sleep is essential for success, yet noise generated within the close working quarters of ships and submarines can be detrimental to sleep cycles.
Texas Research Institute was established as a key player in research and development by Dr. J. Scott Thornton on this date, using the motto “Bridging the gap between science and engineering.” Over time TRI has established an impeccable reputation as a company dedicated to innovative solutions to clients’ problems.
TRI purchased 29 acres in the beautiful hill country of Austin, Texas in the late 1970’s. TRI moved into the first employee owned building at 9063 Bee Cave Rd. Proudly based in Austin TX, a city that provides an outstanding environment for R&D due to it’s internationally acclaimed academic and high tech community.
TRI Austin Awarded R&D 100Award from Research & Development Magazine for developing a robot designed to inspect heavy cables such as those used on suspension bridges. Field trials at the Waldo-Hancock bridge in Bucksport, Maine. This device was used to inspect many suspension bridges across the U.S. including the Golden Gate Bridge.
Developed under the DoD SBIR, TRI developed a non-toxic, lead-free, cost effective, molded projectile core. Green bullets began to replace U.S. Army ammunition made of lead at training facilities around the country. This invention simultaneously reduced costs in lead clean up and protects the environment. It is now commercialized as a lead substitute as the…
Sudden, catastrophic fatigue failures in 40-50 year old U.S. Navy cranes were posing a significant danger to personnel and equipment. TRI Austin used acoustic emission (AE) NDE techniques to successfully detect fatigue crack growth under laboratory conditions and developed new AE standards, certification procedures, and new crane AE training services for NDE inspection vendors. Photo…