• MEMBERS: If you are having trouble using the website, read this!
    Internet Explorer versions 8 and 9 do not run the website!!

    USE CHROME or FIREFOX browsers to LOGIN using 'FORGOT PASSWORD," (make sure you use your e-mail address as in SMRI's database,) then register, or browse library 

    17 April- RESEARCH STATUS REPORT, with supplementary info about active projects, is in the library. 
    3 research proposals were approved in San Antonio during SMRI's business meeting, including: 
    RFP2013-1 "Tools for Designing the Safe Distance of Salt Caverns to a Domal Boundary" by DEEP Underground Engineering GmbH.
    U-2013-1 "Very Slow Creep Tests to Verify Cavern Creep Rate" by LMS Ecole Polytechnique.
    U2014-1 "Perfprm Cyclic Thermal Loading Creep Tests" by RESPEC, as part of HFCSSC High Frequency Cycling of Salt Storage Caverns program. 

  • REGISTRATION ENDED 12 SEPT. for Fall 2014 Groningen Conference, no exceptions

    Groningen, The Netherlands, 28 Sept. to 1 Oct. 2014.  

    IF YOU MISSED THIS ONE, put Spring 2015 Rochester on your calendar, 26-29 April

SMRI Objectives and Plan
  • Fund and manage research which is focused on solution mining industry needs  
  • Hold 2 technical conferences per year, one in Europe, one in North America; with optional technical classes and field trips
  • Maintain an online library of tech papers, research reports, etc., as the prime information source for solution mining and cavern storage
  • Provide information to aid development of effective government regulations 
Welcome to SMRI's new website, ver. 03/14
We hope that you agree that SMRI has taken a step forward with rollout of this new PTFS based website March 2014.  The main objectives were to make the site easier for our members to use and to provide better information and services.  The site is still "under construction" and testing, so please be patient.

TO ALL USERS, ESPECIALLY MEMBER REPS:  Check your individual and organization information to make sure it is correct after change from our old website and database!

The Solution Mining Research Institute Inc. (SMRI) is a non-profit research and educational organization, with international perspective and members. SMRI welcomes participation by operators, researchers, suppliers, consultants, educators, government regulators, students, and others with interest in solution mining and cavern utilization.