Becht Engineering has significant expertise in fired heaters for refinery and petrochemical plant service. Many of our advisors were high level combustion and furnace experts with operating companies before joining Becht Engineering. We have expertise in all aspects of fired heaters including refractory, tube life assessments, burner management systems, fouling issues and furnace efficiency evaluation. We have evaluated mechanical design aspects and designed improvements, such as correcting tube vibration problems, redesigning tube supports for improved life, and evaluating tubesheet designs. We have CFD modeling capabilities and other high end tools to help improve fired heater performance at your facility. In addition we have led teams to repair furnaces that have sustained structural damage due to firebox explosions. Recently we were able to repair an olefins cracking furnace with walls bulged 12 to 18 inches due to a firebox explosion. The furnace vendor recommended a multimillion dollar replacement, however we were able to bring the furnace walls and burner alignment back into specification. The furnace is operating satisfactorily today. Becht Engineering can help you solve your critical furnace problems.