Enhancing Efficiency and Reliability in Refinery Process Heaters

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Enhancing Efficiency and Reliability in
Refinery Process Heaters

A Practical Approach

Enhancing Efficiency and Reliability in Refinery Process Heaters

Scheduled Dates


16 - 20 Sep 2024 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
25 - 29 Nov 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
13 - 17 Jan 2025 Amsterdam - The Netherlands $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
24 - 28 Mar 2025 Istanbul - Turkey $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT
15 - 19 Sep 2025 London - UK $5,950 RESERVE A SEAT


25 - 29 Nov 2024 Online $3,950 RESERVE A SEAT

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Enhancing Efficiency and Reliability in Refinery Process Heaters training course will present an overview of refinery fired process heaters and will discuss most relevant routine inspection and operational evaluation aspects as well as a hands-on methodology for heater continuous assessment and improved efficiency and reliability.

Neglected for years, high-energy consuming process heaters have been gradually obtaining increased attention in the Middle East due to higher natural gas prices and the shortage of domestic supply. These facts have prompted an urgent need to accommodate effective measures to increase process heater efficiency into day-to-day refinery operations and in conjunction with it, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Refinery engineers and managers are progressively being exposed to combustion and heat transfer issues and their implications to the concepts of energy conservation and equipment reliability.

This training course is focused on providing the essential combustion and heat transfer technical background needed to examine and apprehend a variety of practical ideas by which plant personnel involved in process heater performance could improve equipment efficiency and capacity in an economical and environmentally friendly fashion. Example calculations will be interleaved into seminar sessions to gradually unveil a practical methodology for heater evaluation. Working examples illustrating practical means to attain efficiency improvements will also be discussed.

This PetroKnowledge training course will highlight:

  • Typical process heater fuels and major polluting emissions
  • Process heater types, major components, burners and service applications
  • Routine inspection and operational evaluation methodology
  • Heater integrity and troubleshooting
  • Practical means to increase heater duty, process flow and efficiency

What are the Goals?

At the end of this Enhancing Efficiency and Reliability in Refinery Process Heaters training course, you will learn to:

  • Identify heater main components and functions
  • Calculate heater carbon footprint and other pollutants
  • Develop a heater monitoring and evaluation methodology
  • Optimize daily heater operation and thermal efficiency
  • Advise on efficiency improvement projects

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course will greatly benefit those professionals who need a thorough understanding of hands-on aspects of process heater operation such as Operations, Reliability and Process engineers.

It will be as well of great value and interest to:

  • Process Plant Supervisors and Team Leaders
  • Process Heater Maintenance and Technical Service Engineers
  • Refinery Inspection, Materials, Environmental and Safety Engineers
  • Experienced Operators Applicant to handle heater console operation
  • Members of Refinery Energy Optimizations Groups
  • Professionals dealing with Risk Assessment and Integrity Analysis

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This training course is intended to be a dynamic and interactive learning experience for delegates whose questions and comments will be welcome by the instructor. It uses theory, hands-on working exercises and guided discussions to provide thorough coverage of concepts and methodologies and to gain access to essential skills leading to enhanced process heater operation.

Organisational Impact

The organization will benefit from this training course by:

  • Systematic and more proficient management of process heaters
  • Improved equipment reliability and mechanical integrity
  • Fuel savings and extended heater runs
  • Increased plant and staff safety
  • Motivated personnel by their individual impact on plant and process gains
  • Staff advancement and preparedness into environmental compliance

Personal Impact

By attending this training course you will:

  • Improve your theoretical and practical understanding of process heaters
  • Be exposed to a systematic approach to heater assessment and evaluation
  • Understand troubleshooting issues which impact on heater integrity
  • Gain empowerment to apply operational cost reduction measures
  • Increase your awareness on the impact of heater operation on global warming
  • Increase self-confidence, personal motivation and company rapport

Daily Agenda

Day One: Fossil Fuels, Emissions and Combustion Reactions
  • Overview
  • Fossil fuels
  • Emissions and climate change
  • Combustion reactions, stoichiometry and excess air
Day Two: Refinery Process Heaters
  • Introduction
  • Heater Types and Common Service Applications
  • Heat Transfer and Process Coil Design Fundamentals
  • Burners
Day Three: Proactive Heater Operational Assessment
  • Introduction
  • Heater performance assessments
  • Periodic heater inspections
  • Draft and excess air continuous control
Day Four: Heater Performance Evaluation
  • Introduction
  • Operational monitoring trends and adjustments
  • Energy balance and thermal efficiency
  • Reporting and setting short term operating targets
Day Five: Troubleshooting and Energy Performance
  • Introduction
  • Troubleshooting
  • Fuels savings and carbon footprint reduction
  • Upgrading and revamping heaters


  • On successful completion of this Training Course / Online Training Course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate / E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates.

In Association With

GLOMACS Training

Our collaboration with GLOMACS aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients

The Energy Training Centre

Our collaboration with The Energy Training Centre aims to provide the best training services and benefits for our valued clients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 [email protected]

  • 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.

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.

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to [email protected].

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