Fired Heaters with Process Pre-heat

Crude, Coker and Vacuum heaters, Ethylene furnaces, and Steam Methane Reformers

Fired heaters with process pre-heat have the greatest running cost on your site. If any one of these heaters is 1 or 2% inefficient it can consume an additional $1m in fuel over a year or result in $millions in lost revenue.

IGS Fired Heaters with Process Pre-heat Solutions deliver:



Our Solutions

Cetek Efficiency Coatings

Tube Tech – Engineered Convection Section Cleaning

Hot-tek™ – Online Maintenance & Emergency Services:

  • Hot Refractory Repair
  • Hot Tube Descaling
  • Hot Tube Stabilization
  • Hot Convection Cleaning
  • Hot Inspection Service

Cetek Efficiency Coatings

High-Emissivity Ceramic Coatings for Process Tubes and Refractory  

Cetek Ceramic Coatings provide a durable, protective, thin-film layer on the outer surfaces of process tubes, which prevents oxidation, corrosion, and carburization of the metal and maintains the tube thermal conductivity coefficient close to new tube conditions. Tube coating can be applied in conjunction with a refractory coating, increasing the benefit and encapsulating the refractory. 

Corrosion and carburization result in metal loss and reduced service life

The Solution

Cetek’s High Emissivity Ceramic Coating system ensures maximum conductive heat transfer for the process. 

Layers of fouling and scale prevent accurate determination of tube metal temperature, reducing the reliability of those measurements. Cetek applies a thin layer of ceramic coating which provides a consistent temperature differential between the outside surface and the metal tube. This results in a significant improvement in the reliability of tube metal temperature determination. 

The Benefits 

  • Typical productivity benefits of 4% to 10% 
  • Fuel Savings 
  • Production Increases 
  • Decreased BWT 
  • Increased Tube Life / Reliability 
  • Rapid payback on investment 

Available Applications:

  • In-situ  
  • Tubes already installed in heaters 
  • New tubes  

Engineered Convection Section Cleaning 

Tube Tech’s Fired Heaters with Process Pre-heat convection section cleaning service is recognised by world-leading refining and petrochemical companies as the most effective technology to achieve OEM performance clean fired heaters.  

95% clean guarantee even on the most fouled assets

The Solution

Tube Tech’s fired heater convection section cleaning service is recognised by world-leading refining and petrochemical companies as the most effective technology to achieve OEM performance clean fired heaters. 

Traditional cleaning methods are only able to clean 30-45% of the total fouled area. Tube Tech, backed by multi-million-dollar European funding, has developed a Rover system that penetrates deep between tube rows to remove even the most stubborn fouling. 

The Benefits 

  • Removes 90%+ of Fouling 
  • No Refractory Damage 
  • Safety – No Man Entry 
  • Reinstates Thermal Efficiency and Reduces CO2 Emissions 
  • Extends Asset Life due to Reduced Stack Temperature 

Hot-tek™ Services for Fired Heaters with Process Pre-heat

Online Maintenance & Emergency Services (During the Heater’s Normal Operation)  

Hot-tek™ is the industry leader in hot maintenance and online fired heater repair and cleaning techniques and holds multiple patents on the approach, methods, and tools used to carry out these services. The approach is customized for every client’s needs. Often, multiple Hot-tek™ Services are employed simultaneously during an application to achieve the best results. 

Hot-tek™ Services:

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