Course Content – Fired Heaters / Combustion Technology

Course Content – Fired Heaters / Combustion Technology

FIRED HEATER / COMBUSTION TECHNOLOGY

Description:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand combustion basics and operating best practices
  • Understand hardware and instrumentation of fired equipment
  • Make rough calculations for trouble shooting of field problems
  • Optimize/balance proper operation and thermal efficiency of fired equipment
Outline:
Combustion Theory
  • Combustion of fuels
  • Furnace efficiency calculations
  • Flammability limit
Burners
  • Burner types
  • Operating characteristics
  • Optimization
Atomization (for oil fired configurations)
  • Atomizer types
  • Operating characteristics
  • Optimization
Low NOx Burners
  • Formation of NOx and Solids
  • Overview of NOx and Solids reduction techniques
  • How to reduce the impact of combustion on the environment
Furnaces
  • Purposes and process application
  • Furnace scheme, components, and general lay-out
  • Main parameters in furnace efficiency
  • Transfer of heat from fuel to process (radiation/convection; gasfiring / oil firing)
  • Two phase flow
  • Causes of furnace tube overheating
  • Effect of coke formation
  • Air Different furnace types
Air Preheat
  • Effects on efficiency
  • SO3 Dew point corrosion
  • Different types
  • Operation / maintenance
Furnace Control and Safety
  • Minimum stops:
  • – Mechanical minimum stops
    – Active minimum stops
  • Steam atomizers
  • Fuel temperature and steam-oil delta p control
  • Safeguarding
  • Air/fuel ration control schemes
  • Effect of variations in molecular weight
  • Safeguarding types:
  • – Flame detection
    – Low pressure trips
Furnace Drafty
  • Purpose of furnace stacks
  • Pressure profiles of natural and forced draught systems
  • To be able to calculate actual draught levels in combustion systems
Start-up and Operation
  • Maintenance and inspection of burners
  • Furnace Oxygen – and draft control
  • Normal operation – “control knobs”
Furnace Tube Decoking
  • Shot blasting
  • High Pressure Water Jetting
  • Spalling
  • Safeguarding
  • Steam-Air decoking
  • Mechanical decoking aka Pigging
Refractory
  • Integrity and drying
  • Preparations
  • Water requirements and bonding systems”
Furnace Tube Failure
  • Causes
  • Prevention
  • Optimization
On-Line Chemical Cleaning
  • Fuel additives
  • Radiant cell additives
Trial for Ignition Time
  • Critical parameters
  • Calculation of the safe time periods for purge/etc
  • Optimization

Trial-For-Ignition time restrictions for process safeguarding

Instructors:
Keith Austin
Keith Austin has over 30 years’ experience in refinery operations, based on his long-term career with Shell Oil Company, Deer Park Refinery/Chemical Complex and as an independent consultant. His experience is focused on fired heaters and included research and development as well as large capital improvement projects related to fired equipment. Mr. Austin has provided operations support for over 65 process heaters and 7 large flares in a refinery, olefins and chemical plant as well as supporting hundreds of thermography inspections and heater improvement activities across North America. He has also participated in startup of a new power station which included two 1250 psi boilers, two steam turbine 50 MW generators, de-mineralized water and condensate treatment, cooling water system and associated equipment.

Dirk Jan Treur
Dirk Jan Treur is a Mechanical Engineer with 23 years of experience with design, construction, commissioning, start-up, and operation in heat transfer, and fired equipment in the oil & gas, energy, and power generation industries. He has provided asset, engineering, and project support in furnace design, process/technical safety, troubleshooting, burners and combustion, emissions, maintenance, inspections, turnaround, commissioning & start-up support as well as areas including energy & power, boiler, steam, condensate, feed water, heat transfer fluid systems, fuel systems, industrial gases, utility water treatment, cooling/chilling systems design.

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To register for this very valuable training, select a schedule below, and click Register:

Schedule Date Time PDH Venue/Platform Cost Register
Spring 2023 April 24 – 28, 2023 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Central Time (UTC -6)
40 hrs. Hyatt Place Houston-Northwest / Cy-Fair
Accepts in-person and virtual attendees
US$4,000

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A full refund is available for cancellations more than 30 days before course start date. Within 30 days of course start date, course credit can be transferred to another attendee within the same company, or can be kept on file to be applied to a future Becht training course.

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