Wood has an extensive range of life-cycle solutions to support the design, operation, maintenance, upgrade and modifications of fired heaters.

Our global team of fired-heater specialists deliver differentiated technologies, consultancy services and process equipment to support the full life cycle. We have installed more than 3,000 fired heaters in over 70 countries and continue to push boundaries with our technologies and our latest digital solutions.

Our Foster Wheeler fired heaters are well respected within the downstream industry. We design and supply a wide range of different types to suit all requirements, including innovative modular solutions, as well as providing comprehensive after-market services. With support from our fabrication partners we also provide process equipment and material supply, including proprietary heaters for our delayed coking, hydrogen and CO boiler technologies.

This includes services that provide early access to strategic investments, including new grassroots facilities, major upgrades and market trends. We understand both sides of the investment cycle, delivering high-quality engineering services to support the design and development of new assets, and providing a comprehensive range of core and specialist services for operations, maintenance, integrity and brownfield modifications.

Fired-heaters track record

Our established track record in the design and development of fired heaters spans more than a century, and was fully defined through the establishment of Foster Wheeler in 1927. Today as Wood, a combination of heritage energy service companies Wood Group and Amec FosterWheeler, we have installed more than 3,000 fired heaters in over 70 countries. Our global network of technical experts provides full life-cycle support, including ongoing operations, upgrades and recycle/decommissioning.We have many repeat customers who use Wood because of the value we bring through our unrivalled experience, expertise, innovation, technology and cost effectiveness.

Our safety record

Combustion equipment demands the utmost consideration to safety and this is at the heart of Wood’s ethos. Our fired heaters have an exceptional HSE record, providing our customers with many years of continued safe operation. We continue to push boundaries with our technologies and our latest digital solutions provide improved operations intelligence as well as virtual reality operator training to deliver enhanced levels of safety for our customers.

Complex heater designs

  • Refinery and petrochemical heaters
  • Steam reformers
  • CO boilers
  • EDC cracking furnaces
  • Coker heaters and technology
  • Waste heat recovery units
  • PDH, CCR and DRI

Your fired-heater partner of choice

Our low life-cycle cost approach to design, our high quality standards and the support of our specialists and after-market services mean that many of our ageing fired heaters are still operating safely and reliably well beyond their intended design life.

  • 100+ years of established and renowned fired-heater experience
  • Excellent safety record
  • Support throughout the fired-heater life cycle
  • Access to global network of 150 fired-heater specialists
  • EPCC support/one-stop shop
  • After-market support services such as integrity management and upgrades

This mature incineration technology has been used in more than 100 facilities worldwide over the last five decades, having been continuously improved and updated to meet more demanding performance and reliability requirements.

Waste receiving, storage and feed systems, gas-cleaning systems, and residuals handling can all be included in the scope of our design, and our thermal treatment solution can achieve near-complete carbon burnout of the feed, as well 99.99% destruction of the hazardous organic constituents. Our designs provide maximum online operating time with minimum maintenance and shutdown issues.

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