Fired Heaters and Heat Exchangers

An Interactive 5 - Day Training Course

Fired Heaters and Heat Exchangers

Operation & Troubleshooting

Classroom Dates
16 - 20 Sep 2024

This Fired Heaters and Heat Exchangers training course reviews the operation and troubleshooting of heat transfer equipment commonly used in the oil and gas industry. Heat transfer equipment discussed will include shell and tube exchangers, compact heat exchangers and fired heaters.

This training course will enable to improve heat exchanger effectiveness and extend equipment’s life span by teaching you the basic principles of fluid flow and heat transfer. Participants will also learn about the operation and troubleshooting of shell and tube heat exchangers, as well as air-cooled and plate exchangers.

This training course will provide insight to the design parameters of fired process heaters and ancillary equipment. Additional major topics include instrumentation and controls, operations and troubleshooting, mitigation of emissions, corrosion and fouling. The training course covers techniques to improve efficiency, run lengths, and safety. The modern diagnosis and control tools in a process heater to control draft or any other important variable will be covered.   

This Energy Training Centre training course will highlight:

  • Design, operation and troubleshooting of shell and tube heat exchangers
  • Design, operation and troubleshooting of plate heat exchangers
  • Design, operation and troubleshooting of air cooled heat exchangers
  • Types, operation and troubleshooting of fired heaters
  • Factors affecting the performance of fired heaters

At the end of this Fired Heaters and Heat Exchangers training course, you will learn to:

  • Evaluate the performance of heat transfer equipment
  • Identify the best practice operation procedures of heat exchangers
  • Identify the problems of heat exchangers and recommended solutions
  • Identify the safe operation procedures for fired heaters
  • Identify the problems of fired heaters and recommended solutions

This Fired Heaters and Heat Exchangers training course will be taught in interactive lecture format, with round table discussions for certain topics.  Extensive use is made of case study material and appropriate video material to underline the key aspects of the course and to give the delegates exposure to current best practice.

This training course incorporates exercises and discussion sessions that help refinery delegates to develop a valuable understanding of heater variables, operational conditions and troubleshooting.

The organization will benefit from this Fired Heaters and Heat Exchangers training course by:

  • Improving plant reliability by enhancing the staff skills
  • Minimizing pollutant emissions by optimal operation
  • Improve the performance of the plant
  • Extending the life of heat transfer equipment
  • Safe working practices being stressed
  • Save money and time by enhancing the troubleshooting skills

On a personal level, participants will benefit in the following ways:

  • Extending their knowledge of heat transfer equipment
  • Minimizing loss and increase Fiscal Gains 
  • Contributing to superior plant safety records and emission compliance
  • Improving their ability to solve the problems of heat transfer equipment
  • Enhancing their adaptation to changing technology
  • Enhancing their basic knowledge related to modern control system of heat transfer equipment

This training course is intended for all employees involved in the operations and troubleshooting of heat exchangers and fired heaters.

This Fired Heaters and Heat Exchangers training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Supervisors and Operators
  • Process Plant Shift Leaders
  • Environmental and Safety Technicians
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Maintenance Engineers

Day One: Basics of Heat Transfer and Combustion

  • Conduction, Convection and Radiation
  • Fouling and Heat Transfer
  • Combustion Reactions
  • Lean, Rich and Stoichiometric Combustion
  • Excess Air and Combustion Efficiency
  • Premixed and Diffusion Combustion
  • Techniques for NOx Control

Day Two: Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

  • Types of Heat Exchangers
  • Main Components of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
  • Operation of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
  • Factors Affecting the Performance of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers
  • Troubleshooting of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Day Three: Compact Heat Exchangers

  • Main Components of Air Cooled Heat Exchangers
  • Operation of Air Cooled Heat Exchangers
  • Troubleshooting of Air Cooled Heat Exchangers
  • Types of Plate Heat Exchangers
  • Main Components of Plate Heat Exchangers
  • Factors Affecting the Performance of Compact Heat Exchangers
  • Operation of Plate Heat Exchangers
  • Troubleshooting of Plate Heat Exchangers

Day Four: Components and Operation of Fired Heaters

  • Classification of Fired Heaters
  • Application of Fired Heaters
  • Parts of Fired Heaters
  • Control of a Fired Heater
  • Operating a Fired Heater
  • Responding to Abnormal Operating Conditions

Day Five: Monitoring and Troubleshooting of Fired Heaters  

  • Factors Affecting the Performance of Fired Heaters
  • Optimizing Fired Heater Operation
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Draft, Coking and Skin Temperature
  • Troubleshooting of Fired Heaters

We offer two main training formats to cater to different preferences and needs: 

  • Classroom Training Delivery – Our traditional classroom-based training courses provide a face-to-face learning experience with subject matter experts. You’ll benefit form in-person interactions, hands-on exercises, and a structured classroom environment.
  • Online Training Delivery – We also offer convenient live/online training courses that you can access from anywhere with a stable internet connection. These courses provided flexibility and allow you to learn anywhere, making them suitable for busy schedules or remote learning.

The Energy Training Centre Certificate of Completion with corresponding learning hours who has successfully completed the training course.

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Yes, we do. We provide tailored training courses designed to meet the specific requirement of larger group of individuals. These customized training courses can be conducted both classroom and online formats, allowing you the flexibility to choose you preferred dates and duration.

Please contact us at to discuss your group’s training needs, and we’ll work with you to create a personalized training course that aligns with your objectives.

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Our training courses are held at our partnered hotels within the city included within our training

Yes, here are the following options we can offer to assist you:

  • Corporate Discount – We can extend our corporate discount to participants staying at the same hotel, if we have any. Please enquire about the availability of this discount when you register for the training course.
  • Nearby Hotel Suggestions – If you prefer other accommodations, we can provide a list of nearby hotels to suit your needs and budget.

Feel free to go through hotel booking platforms on the internet to find the most cost-effective for you.

No, we do not provide job placement services after the training course. However, we are confident that our training course equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to enhance you career prospects and promote career growth. Our training course are designed to empower you with valuable skills and expertise to excel in your chosen field.

  • Tuition fee for a 5-day training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training
  • Meeting at a hotel venue corresponding to your chosen session
  • Welcome food and drinks, AM / PM snack, and Lunch
  • Digital course materials (e-Tablet)
  • Course completion certificates
  • Designing and administration of Pre-& Post Course Assessments
  • Preparation of participant’s Performance and Appraisal Report, if required
  • Issuance of Letter of Invitation for delegates needed visa processing, if required
  • Tuition fee for a 5-day online training course
  • Provision of a world-class subject matter expert to deliver this training through live/virtual delivery
  • An electronic copy of the training manual and relevant hand-outs
  • Issuance of The Energy Training Centre e-Certificate of Completion
  • Administration of Pre-& Post Workshop Assessments
  • Link access of online platform acceptable to both parties

Certainly, we do provide corporate rates tailored for organizations seeking to enrol multiple employees in our training programs. To facilitate this, we encourage you to make a formal request via email addressed to We’ll be delighted to discuss and offer a suitable arrangement for your corporate needs.

Yes, special discounts are available upon request if you have more than one registrant for a course. For further information please email us at

We offer two convenient payment options:

  • Bank Transfer – You can make payment via bank transfer. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive an invoice with the banking details for the transfer. We would require you to supply a swift copy for us to confirm receipt of funds.
  • Payment Link – Alternatively, we provide a secure payment link that you can use to complete your payment after your registration has been confirmed.

Upon receipt of your registration details sent via email at, we will send you the following by e-mail within 24-48 hours of registration.

  • Joining Instructions
  • Invoice/receipt (where appropriate)

 If you register online, you will receive an e-mail on the same day confirming your registration.

There are two convenient options to register for a training course:

  • Online Registration Form – Register for your desired training course by completing the online registration form available on our website. Simple click on the registration button or select your preferred dates and provide the requested information.
  • Email Registration – You can email us your intention to register at Our team will guide you through the registration process and provide assistance you may need.

Yes, we do allow registration transfers in the event that you are unable to attend the training course. To initiate a transfer, please send us an official email requesting the change. We’ll guide you through the transfer process and ensure a smooth transition of your registration to another eligible participant.

Our training course sessions are scheduled and posted on our website for your convenience. However, we understand that there may be specific requirement for your group. If you have a preferred venue and specific training dates in mind, please feel free to propose them to us by clicking on the button “Propose you preferred location & date” of your preferred training course.

Our course timings slightly vary between the cities we offer our training courses. Please let us know of your preferred course and session (dates/venue) through email at Alternatively, you may call/WhatsApp us at +971 50 746 0956.

We understand that time zones may be different between our Senior Consultants and our delegates. Our standard online course timings (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, GMT+4 – Dubai, UAE) may be adjusted upon confirming the programme. Our team shall communicate between the confirmed registered delegates and suggested a suitable course timing for all.

Our standard course duration for our classroom programmes is 6 hours per day while our online session is 5 hours per day.

Our training programmes are designed to be concise yet comprehensive, focusing on professional development. The duration varies based on the specific course content and objectives – we normally offer programmes between 5 – 10 days. However, our emphasis lies in delivering interactive and engaging sessions that prioritize depth of learning within a condensed timeframe. This approach ensures participants acquire substantial knowledge and skills efficiently.

We have been assessed by TUV Rheinland Middle East FZE and comply with Quality Management System standards – ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 29993:2017, ensuring a commitment to quality and excellence in our operations and services.

Our training courses span across diverse industries, encompassing sectors such as but not limited to:

  • Power & Utilities
  • Oil & Gas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government and Regulatory bodies
  • Manufacturing & Production Industry

Our commitment lies in continuously refining and expanding our training course offerings to align with evolving industry landscapes. We encourage individuals to explore our website or engage with our dedicated support team for the latest information on available courses, ensuring access to the most pertinent and current educational resources.

Yes, Energy Training Centre is an ILM Recognised Provider (ID# 002398B), authorized to register learners and offer training courses recognized by ILM. Participants seeking ILM Recognised Certification would need to complete an assessment post the ILM Recognised courses. ILM is a renowned provider of leadership and management qualifications, part of the City and Guilds Group. Additionally, our company is a CPD Certified Training Company, ensuring our commitment to continuous professional development standards.