Heaters are used in almost every phase of oil production and processing. In gas applications, where lower flowing or ambient temperatures are present, production challenges exist when a pressure differential is anticipated. These conditions can lead to the formation of hydrates, which can cause damage to equipment and lower overall separation efficiency. In these cases, we recommend using an indirect heater to raise the inlet process temperature and control the pressure drop prior to separation.
Designed with you in mind
Having process coils rated up to 15,000 psi on some systems and the ability to heat up to 2,000,000 Btu/h, our indirect heater features a burner management system to control the electronic ignition source, industry standard safety devices such as flame and stack spark arrestors, fuel gas scrubbers, and pressure control, which allows the unit to stay within the maximum allowable working pressure. These indirect heaters provide efficient heat transfer using a bath fluid that features a glycol-water mix, and they can achieve outlet process temperatures of up to 180 degF. They are skid- or trailer-mounted with onboard piping and instrumentation.