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Process Burners Fundamentals (PB161)

Designed for:

Engineers, operators, maintenance, safety and training personnel from hydrocarbon and chemical processing plants around the world.

Course Overview:

Process Burner Fundamentals provides introductory instruction related to the essential theory and a practical application of process burners.  In this three-day course, a broad range of skills will be covered.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Discuss the basics of combustion, heat transfer, fluid flow and how they impact burner and heater performance
  • Operate a heater safely and more efficiently
  • Distinguish a good flame from a poor flame
  • Discuss different types of typical burners, their operation, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Diagnose problems with heaters and burners to determine what action to take to correct the problems
  • Discuss how to maximize the thermal efficiency of your heating equipment
  • Install burners in accordance with manufacturer’s drawings
  • Maintain burners to obtain optimal performance and reduce emissions

Some Topics Covered During Course:

  • Combustion Fundamentals and Safety
  • Fuels
  • Heat Transfer
  • Pollution Emission Control
  • Burner Fundamentals
  • Heater Operations
  • Burner Installation and Maintenance
  • Burner Video Demonstration
  • Troubleshooting / Service

Tuition includes Volumes 1 & 2 of the John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook.

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