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Basic Types of Fired Equipment

In this post I want to share several basic types of fired equipment.

Fire equipment transfers heat produced by fuel combustion to the process stream. Natural gas is often selected as the fuel for gas processing equipment. The process stream includes a wide range of materials, such as heavier hydrocarbon, natural gas, water, amine solutions, glycol, and heat transfer oils.

Fire equipment can be categorized into two general types, direct fired heaters and firetube heaters.

Classification of Fired Equipment
Classification of Fired Equipment

In direct fired heaters, the combustion gases occupy the majority of the heater’s capacity and heat the process stream contained in pipes positioned in front of refractory walls (the radiant section) and in a bundle in the top portion (the convective section). Read More