Oil and petrochemical refineries need refractory solutions to efficiently and reliably insulate fired heater units used to heat crude oil before it is processed and refined into a wide variety of products.
Fired Heater Refractory Lining Solutions
Fired heaters are insulated enclosures that are heated internally by a series of burners to heat fluids flowing inside the tubes. Operating a refinery uses a huge amount of energy. Even a small savings in fired heater fuel can provide large cost savings to refineries.
The majority of fire heaters are designed using the API 560 for general refinery services, which is the industry standard for designing many fire heaters in the oil and petrochemical industry. HarbisonWalker International’s fired heater refractory linings are designed for the highest reliability and thermal insulation possible, which translates to shorter downtimes, longer periods of availability, and reduced energy consumption.
HarbisonWalker International provides every type of refractory product needed to thermally insulate fired heaters, including INSWOOL® ceramic fiber, KAST-O-LITE® low-iron lightweight monolithics, and GREENTHERM low-iron insulating firebrick.
What’s more, we are the primary distributor of Emisshield®, a special refractory coating used to maximize efficiency, reduce maintenance and downtime, and enhance the performance of the fired heaters.
Fired Heaters Refractory Linings: Key Benefits
- Consistent thermal reliability at high temperatures
- Resistance to acid corrosion
- Extended service life of fired heater units
- Increased production efficiency
- Reduced energy costs
- Reduced maintenance and downtime
Did You Know?
HWI is the primary distributor of HT MASTIC 500-NF®, a water soluble asphalt-based mastic coating for application on steel shells of fired heaters and other vessels. Mastics provide corrosion protection from alkali and acidic aqueous dew-point condensation.
Emisshield® coatings are manufactured by Wessex Incorporated. Emisshield® is a registered trademark of Wessex Incorporated.
HT MASTIC 500-NF® is a registered trademark of Matrix Solutions, LLC.