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Processing & Handling :: Thermal & Energy Management :: Kilns, Ovens & Furnaces

November 1, 2009

Direct-Fired Heaters: Evaluate Thermal Performance And the Effects of Fouling

As process specifications change, heaters often need to accommodate increased capacity. Use these calculations to determine the effects of doing so on fouling

Alan Cross, Retired

Direct-fired heaters find wide application throughout the chemical process industries (CPI) and are common in petroleum refineries, where they are used to preheat petroleum or petroleum-derived feedstocks in advance of downstream process operations. Since...

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