Smart Stack Damper
New Damper Design Saves Energy
We have developed a new type of damper operation for controlling draft in the fired heaters. Our patent pending damper design has multiple pneumatic operators for controlling the damper. Typically two operators will cover most of the range but in some very large dampers, we may recommend installing 3 operators.
Fired heaters are major consumers of energy in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries. Almost 40 to 70% of the total energy consumption in a refinery or petrochemical plants is in fired heaters. Refineries in the USA spend upward of $2.5 Billion per year on the fuel bill. While most of the plant operators and engineers are aware of the importance of controlling Excess Oxygen in the fired heaters, the draft control in fired heaters is often over looked. Most of the heaters are operating with very high draft. The average draft in the fired heaters maintained is at almost 3-4 times the value recommended.