Fired Heaters

Course Details

This course provides the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to improve the operation, profitability, and safety of a plant’s fired heaters.

  • Identify and list the applicable codes and standards for fired heaters
  • Identify safety issues
  • Explain key operating parameters
  • Describe how fired heaters function
  • Recognize typical problems and identify possible causes
  • Discuss key inspection and turnaround items


The course is designed for heater specialists, process engineers, reliability engineers, energy coordinators, inspectors, and senior operations personnel. Those new to the industry as well as more senior personnel will benefit from the course.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Introduction Reliability Inspection and Turnaround – Tube Inspection
Radiant Section Troubleshooting – Field Evaluation of Fired Heaters Inspection and Turnaround – Cetek Ceramic Coatings
Bridgewall Temperature Evaluation Troubleshooting – Combustion Problems Inspection and Turnaround – Refractory Inspection
Convection Section Troubleshooting – Premix Burner Problems Inspection and Turnaround – Heater Shell (Casing)
Flame Temperature Troubleshooting – Gas Firing and Oil Firing Inspection and Turnaround – Burners
Efficiency Troubleshooting – Crude and Vacuum Heaters
Pilot and Standard burners Troubleshooting – Hydrotreating Heaters
Low NOx & Ultra Low NOx Staged Gas Burners Troubleshooting – Catalytic Reforming Heaters
Heater Design Procedures
Heater Instrumentation
New Heater Specifications
Air Preheat Systems


To ensure an effective virtual learning environment UOP will ensure that the training is delivered in concise virtual sessions to prevent learner fatigue. Each session will consist of short lecture-based delivery of training content, interspersed with ample time for discussion and question and answer time with the instructors.

The training will follow the same highly effective format as is used in the traditional classroom training and all training materials (e.g. slides, handouts, activities) typically used in the classroom course will be made available to participants.

To ensure that the topics can be delivered within the total instructional hours, and to ensure an engaging and interactive learning experience, not all slides will be presented. Instead, some material will be provided as pre-reading by participants with opportunity to discuss any topics or issues raised in the reading material at the beginning of the relevant topic session.

Each session will provide ample opportunity for participants to share their experience, raise operational issues for discussion and ask questions directly to the instructors. UOP may use a variety of instructors throughout to ensure GDA benefits from the broadest depth of UOP expert knowledge.

Dates: 12th – 14th July 2021 (Tentative)
Time: 8AM to 3PM Bahrain Time (Including 1-hour Break)
Venue: Microsoft Teams
Fee: USD 2,500 per participant (Special Rate)
*5% VAT will apply
Prerequisites: A computer with Internet access, webcam and audio capabilities.


Javed Hason is UOP Senior Fired Heater Specialist based in UOP Limited office in UK. Javed has 35 years’ experience in heat transfer, with 22 years at UOP covering design and site troubleshooting worldwide of Fired Heaters. He has visited over 80 refineries to provide trouble shooting and training in five continents.

Javed holds a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Leeds University, MSc (Distinction) in Energy from Heriot Watt University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Javed enjoys travelling and his vacation and site troubleshooting career have taken him to 67 countries so far.

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  • Fired Heaters
  • Duration: 12-14 JULY 2021
  • Category: Technologies

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