Process Heaters

Custom designed to provide efficient heating of your process streams

Controlled harnessing of process energy for efficient and safe heating solutions

Industrial processes demand heating systems that are efficient, reliable, safe and accurately controllable. Process Combustion’s Process Heaters have been successfully installed in a wide variety of industrial applications including manufacturing, production, finishing, transportation and storage sectors in UK and overseas.

Our custom made Process Heaters can handle a variety of fluid streams including:

  • Hot air
  • Hot water
  • Steam
  • Water/glycol mixture
  • Thermal fluid
  • Regeneration gas
  • Nitrogen

Some examples of our Process Heaters in action:

  • Regeneration heaters for gas drying
  • Gas storage heating using thermal fluid
  • Indirect air heaters for tobacco and the food industry
  • Air heater for drying polymers
  • Plume suppression in the oil and gas industries
  • Sea water heaters for regasification
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    Direct-Fired Process Heaters

    In these applications the process stream can be directly heated without the need for a heat exchanger. This is achieved by mounting the burner directly in the air stream where it takes up the oxygen in the process stream.

    Alternatively, you can fire a burner in the process stream and introduce additional combustion air through the back of the burner.

    Benefits of Process Combustion’s Design

    • Higher thermal efficiencies through direct-fired heating
    • Lower operating and capital costs
    • Complete package includes skids and easy-to-use controls
    • Custom designed to match client’s precise needs

    Indirect-Fired Process Heaters

    Many applications require the heating medium to be kept separate. Our indirect-fired units are cabin-style convective heaters where the heating medium is passed through a heat exchanger.

    Benefits of Process Combustion’s Design:

    • Convective heat transfer only
    • Consistent and predictable heat transfer
    • Improved reliability of heat exchanger tubes
    • Enhanced efficiency with optional recycle and combustion air pre-heat by exhaust gas.
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      Process Heaters with Recirculation

      If you want to improve efficiency and reduce NOx then the addition of hot flue gas recirculation is the answer. Fresh air is introduced through the burner and the equivalent mass of combustion products is exhausted into the atmosphere. The residue products of combustion are recirculated back into the combustion chamber.

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