Using Improved Tunable Diode Laser Technology to Increase Fired Heater Reliability

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Using Improved Tunable Diode Laser Technology to Increase Fired Heater Reliability

March 3, 2021 - March 3, 2021

Event Type : FREE

Start : March 3, 2021

End : March 3, 2021

Time : 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Fired heaters, used to heat process fluids, are critical pieces of equipment used continuously in refining and petrochemical operations globally. Large periods of downtime for these assets can cause millions of dollars in loss and limit downstream production if there are reliability issues. A common cause of reliability issues is related to overheating the convection section of the fired heater to compensate for inefficiencies in how the radiant section is operated. Utilizing recent advancements in Tunable Diode Laser (TDL) measurement capabilities allows users a measurement capability which enables safely increasing efficiencies in the radiant section’s operation to maximize reliability and product throughput while decreasing environmental impact. Recent TDL technology advancements have revolutionized the industry by allowing end users to safely run their assets at their operational limits.

Presenter: Donald Wyatt

Donald Wyatt has worked in the field of Analytical Instrumentation and Process Analyzers for 25+ years. He graduated from Auburn University in 1993 with a BS in Chemical Engineering. He joined Fisher Rosemount right out of school as a technical sales person in their Analytical Division. Three years later he moved on to Analytical Specialties (ASI), an analyzer only manufacturer’s representative firm, where he spent the next twelve years providing analytical solutions. While working at ASI he worked as a member of the team that developed a TDLS platform. He participated in two Department of Energy projects: “Tunable Diode Laser Sensor for Monitoring and Control of Harsh Combustion Environments”, and “Advanced Combustion Diagnostics and Control for Furnaces, Fired Heaters and Boilers”. In 2008 Yokogawa purchased Analytical Specialties. Donald spent the next seven years managing the newly formed Yokogawa Laser Analysis Division. In 2015 he moved to TechStar where he currently is in Business Development. His two primary responsibilities include instrumentation and automation project support for many Engineering firms in the greater Houston area and as a subject matter expert supporting Tunable Diode Laser Spectrometer (TDLS) analytical applications.



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