E-8 Indirect Fired Heaters

E-8 Indirect Fired Heaters


INDIRECT FIRED HEATERS (40 pages and 29 photographs and illustrations) This manual describes firetube type heaters and covers the principles of heat transfer and procedures to operate and troubleshoot them. Both Metric and English units of measurement are used so students can work in units with which they are familiar.

Covered Subjects:

  • Description of heaters and the components in a typical oilfield heater
  • The fuel control system
  • Flame arrestors for the burner and stack
  • Heat transfer process in a firetube
  • Calculating the duty of various heaters
  • Procedures for start-up and shutdown, and routine operating checks
  • Procedures for controlling the fuel rate and adjusting the burner for proper flame pattern
  • Procedures for troubleshooting typical operating problems
  • Illustrations of various safety devices are shown

 Questions and problems are included throughout the text with answers in the back that allow students to check their understanding of the subject.

 Estimated self-study time: 8 hours

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E-8 Indirect Fired Heaters - Instructor Kit

The E-8 Instructor Kit, in addition to the E-8 training manual, includes a CD disc that has all of the photographs, diagrams, illustrations and examples printed in the training manual. Answers to all the test questions in the manual are included.

With a few hours of familiarization with the material a knowledgeable supervisor or other individual with group speaking skills may act as the classroom instructor. Using the Instructor Kit CD the training material can be displayed on a computer connected monitor or screen with a video projector.

Alternatively, an experienced PLP instructor can travel to your site to lead the classroom training program. Contact PLP for more information.

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