Refining Community Logo

Vertical tubes in Coker Heater

Home Forums Coking Technical Heaters & Furnaces Vertical tubes in Coker Heater

This topic contains 3 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  Sim Romero 9 years, 10 months ago.

  • Author
  • #2346


    Does any one operate a Coker with vertical tubes?  If so, please share experiences.

  • #5205

    Sim Romero

    A refinery near New Orleans has a coker with vertical tubes (converted visbreaker heater) and it worked well.  When I was there we modified the burners to even out the heat flux.  The heater was arranged with a mixture of single fired and dounle fired tube.  The heater worked well because of the low total heat flux and the wide spacing between the burners and the tubes. There were some issues with the return bends but that is somewhat common with a vertical tube heater – at least I seen this problem before.

  • #4517


    Impressive brain power at work! Great answer!

  • #4515


    Unapralleled accuracy, unequivocal clarity, and undeniable importance!

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Refining Community