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Direct Fired Heaters: Their Design & Operation

19th November 2018 - 21st November 2018


A long established technology, direct-fired heaters have a history of successful operation at plants around the world. But combustion and heat transfer technologies are continually evolving. New engineered solutions for a complex new world of energy production dictate the increased use of fire heaters in a wide range of specialised process applications. Reducing downtime and maintenance costs are top priorities. Improving thermal efficiency can lead to significant energy savings, and can also help reduce harmful air emissions.

One way to realise efficiency is through improved design. Another is to increase the operational know-how of onsite plant personnel, through focused training on fired-heater design and construction, process-flow parameters and other variables that affect operation.

Who Should Attend

This event is intended for experienced managers for process, production, mechanical, maintenance, and instrumentation engineers, and for senior supervisors and superintendents, trainee process engineering trainees, inspectors, and plant operators at petrochemical refineries and gas processing facilities.

Key Learning Objectives

This course is carefully structured to provide practical and exclusive training applicable to engineers, technicians, management or operating facility superintendents who recovery units, and burner management systems. At the end of the training, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify and list the applicable codes and standards for fired process heaters
  • Determine the mechanical limitations of heaters
  • Describe the theoretical and practical aspects of burners and combustion air supply, common and complex instrumentation applications, heater operation, tube and refractory design
  • Explain key operating parameters
  • Employ techniques to minimize emissions, corrosion and fouling
  • Implement safe practices and identify safety issues
  • Identify typical problems and possible causes
  • Identify key inspection and turnaround items

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19th November 2018
21st November 2018
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