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Troubleshooting Tube-Deterioration Mechanisms in Direct-Fired Heaters

| By Babak Maghbooli and Hamidreza Najafi

A practical step-by-step guide for reducing future tube failure Forced outage of a direct-fired heater is the worst nightmare for any operator in a petroleum-refining or petrochemical plant. Since fired heaters are not replaceable by spares, forced outage…