INDIRECT LINE HEATER
Heating natural gas and condensate in crude oil is an important step for nearly every oil and gas operation. Various heater types have been developed in order to encompass numerous applications.
Indirect Heaters are a safe and efficient method for heating a well stream to prevent freezing or for treating purposes. A firebox is used to heat a liquid transfer media, often water. The hot water then transmits heat to a pipe coil with the well stream going through the coil. Thus the well stream going through high pressure pipe is heated by non-flammable hot water at atmospheric pressure.
Indirect heaters transfer heat to the process stream through a heat transfer medium, surrounding both the firebox and the process flow coil. Variations are required in the equipment design and accessories furnished, depending upon the bath media and process requirements.