Fired Heater Services 2021 Highlights

2021 was an interesting year for Becht Fired Heater Services.  Below are a few of our more interesting projects or findings. Shock tube coking discovery – Very localized coking in the shock tube section of a small crude heater. These coked locations, one shown below on Ar5, were running substantially hotter even than the lower […]

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Leveraging Enhanced IR and Decoking Process Optimization to Increase Heater and Unit Capacity

Editor’s Note: From the Top is a recurring column in Inspectioneering Journal that explores how di­fferent parts of organizations can partner in a collaborative manner to discover new efficiencies, improved equipment integrity and opportunities to capture additional margin. The year 2020 shifted the traditional mindset of much of our sector. In order to thrive, companies […]

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Heater Experts Solve Common Problems with IR Thermography

Many owner operators in the oil/gas and petrochemical industry know infrared (IR) thermography is a pillar of any robust inspection program. At Becht Fired Heater Services we couple heater experts with advanced IR thermography to not just inspect tubes but to help our clients optimize operation.     One routine challenge is taking IR thermography […]

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