– Made in actual materials allowing study of internal/external construction
– Mock-up model in operational dimensions
– Durable and easily cleanable model
A direct fired heater is a style of heater in which a burner provides hot gasses that transfer their heat energy to a process liquid or gas flowing directly through coils installed inside the heater vessel. Direct fired heaters can utilize radiant and/or convection heat transfer sections, and can be configured in many different ways depending on the customers’ specific requirements. Due to the flexibility in design, virtually any style of furnace burner can be used in single or multi-burner configurations.
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 fired heaters in a wide range of specialized 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 realize efficiency is through improved design. Another is to increase the operational know-how of on-site plant personnel, through focused training on fired-heater design and construction, process-flow parameters, and other variables that affect operation.