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Air Heater Replacement Project

Air Heater Replacement - Removal

Project Scope

The scope of this project was to replace the existing Ljungstrom air heater with a new plate type exchanger without interrupting operations. Also included was revising the instrumentation package to better monitor and control furnace operation.


Air Heater Replacement - Replacement

Revisions resulted in:

  • Payback of less than one and one-half year based on fuel usage
  • 2,000 BPD increase in unit capacity
  • Catalyst life extended by 5 months ($250,000.00 savings)
  • Eliminated heater hot spots resulting in lower tube wall temperatures
Replacing with new plate type exchanger  
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