Combustion and Heat Transfer for Refinery Operations

An Intensive 3-Day Online Training Course

Combustion and Heat Transfer for Refinery Operations

Fundamentals for Efficiency and Reliability

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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Online training Course?

Combustion and Heat Transfer for Refinery Operations PetroKnowledge online training course will present an overview of fuel combustion principles and heat transfer basics and discuss their direct implication to refinery fired process heaters and steam boilers operation, efficiency and reliability.

In spite of its large energy consumption and undeniable significance refinery fired heaters and boilers had been usually “taken for granted” in refinery operation. The mounting need to accommodate the concepts of plant efficiency and equipment reliability into day-to-day refinery operation requires a more technical approach to the operation of these units. Plant operators and technicians, being the first and most immediate interface with this critical plant equipment, need to be fully prepared to handle their significant role in an efficient, safe, environmentally conscious manner. Exposing these personnel to combustion and heat transfer issues and to their repercussions to energy savings, equipment integrity and global climate change would be a straightforward manner to enhance refinery returns.

This PetroKnowledge online training course will highlight:

  • Typical fired heater and boiler fuels
  • Combustion principles and heat transfer basics
  • Process heater types, components and service applications
  • Burners, function, types and characteristics
  • Fired heaters performance
  • Refinery boilers and operational performance

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

At the end of this Combustion and Heat Transfer for Refinery Operations online training course, attendees will learn to:

  • Relate refinery fuels to gaseous emissions
  • Learn combustion and heat transfer fundamentals
  • Understand fired heater and boiler components and functions
  • Evaluate fired heater and boiler performance
  • Undertake effective measures to enhance equipment efficiency

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Online Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will greatly benefit plant personnel who need a pragmatic understanding of theory to complement and improve their hands-on grasp of process heaters and boilers.

This Combustion and Heat Transfer for Refinery Operations online training course is suitable to plant operators and technicians but will greatly benefit:

  • Process plant shift leaders
  • Process heater maintenance, control and service technicians
  • Refinery inspection, materials, environmental and safety technicians
  • Field operators applicant to handle heater / boiler console operation
  • Entry level refinery engineers
  • Refinery personnel dealing with risk assessment and integrity analysis

How will this Training Course be Presented?

How will this Online training Course be Presented?

This Combustion and Heat Transfer for Refinery Operations online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location.

Organisational Impact

The organization will benefit from this course by:

  • A more methodical and efficient plant operation
  • Improved equipment reliability and mechanical integrity
  • Time and money savings by less maintenance and extended heater runs
  • Increased plant and staff safety
  • Motivated operators by their individual contribution to plant productivity
  • Enhanced plant preparedness into environmental compliance

Personal Impact

Combustion and Heat Transfer for Refinery Operations online training course attendees will learn to:

  • Apply combustion and heat transfer fundamentals
  • Improve heaters and boilers energy utilization
  • Reduce operating costs
  • Increase heater charge rates and run lengths
  • Preserve equipment integrity
  • Contribute to superior plant safety records and emission compliance

Daily Agenda

Day One: Fuels, Heat Transfer, Steam and Combustion Principles

  • Fuels, Properties and Emissions
  • Heat Transfer and Steam Generation Basics
  • Combustion Reactions and Excess Air

Day Two: Fired Heaters and Performance Evaluation

  • Heater Types and Main Components
  • Heater Duty, Process Coils and Tube Skin Thermocouples
  • Key Operational Factors
  • Operational Adjustment for Thermal Efficiency: Draft and Excess Oxygen

Day Three: Refinery Steam Boilers and Performance Evaluation

  • Refinery Boilers and Components
  • Energy Balances and Thermal Efficiency
  • Combustion Control, Boiler Tune Up
  • Boiler Reliability and Best Practices


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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GLOMACS Training

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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