Steam Heat Exchanger/Indirect Water Bath Heater

Steam Heat Exchanger/Indirect Water Bath Heater

Steam heat exchangers and indirect water bath heaters are part of offshore package at ASECO. The term steam heat exchanger firmly applies to all types of equipment in which heat transfer is promoted from one medium to another. A domestic heater, where hot water gives up its heat to the ambient air, may be described as a heat exchanger. Similarly, a steam boiler where combustion gases give up their heat to water in order to achieve evaporation, may be described as a fired/steam heat exchanger.

Indirect bath heaters are primarily used in the oil and gas industry to heat process fluids. The process takes place indirectly through a bath (utility bath) as opposed to heating directly by flame or furnace (direct fire-tube heaters). Due to the indirect bath heaters the safety risks are much lower (combustible streams secluded) compared to direct fire-tube heaters, they can hence be used in hazardous areas where safety is a concern.

Steam heat exchangers and indirect water bath heaters are used to raise the temperature of well effluents to prevent hydrate formation, reduce viscosity and break down emulsions for efficient separation of oil and water.

Compliance:
Vessel : ASME Sec VIII, Div 1/ANSI B31.3, NACE MR0175
Structure : The standard 20 ft skid frame is designed to meet DNV2.7 -1 and CSC

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