An oilfield line heater is essentially a water tank with pressure coils, which are typically made of high-pressure pipes inside the water pipes. The water is distributed in the water tank while it is heated by burners (also known as burner tubes). Many wells are turned off due to the high costs of operations involving the hydrate plugs, but line heaters can be used to prevent the removal of hydrate plugs. They stop the formation of hydrates when the flow pressure is reduced.
Line heaters also warm up the water in order to improve the separation process. They also allow you to maintain an ideal temperature in the well by counteracting rapid temperature drops that usually occur as the stream passes through the choke. Some line heaters even provide tremendous reductions in the emission of greenhouse gas, making it more environmentally friendly.
Aside from this, a line heater can be used to heat crude oil. Depending on the need, a company can customize coil arrangements and devise something for pressures as high as 15,000 psi. This type of customization allows you to achieve an efficient combination. There is usually a wide range of sizes to choose from, and they can work specifically for your application and according to the needs of your business.
15,000 psi, 4”
- 0 MBTU
5,000 psi, 2”
8 Pass upstream 2″ 5,000 psi
- 8 Pass downstream 2″ 5,000 psi
- Comes with adjustable choke and flanged gut spool
- 2″ 1 MBTU
- Skid mounted
5,000 psi, 3” cushioned heater
- 8 Pass upstream 3″ 5,000 psi
- 8 Pass downstream 3″ 5,000 psi
- 5 MBTU w/ full burner management system
- Low level shutdown
- External LEL detection / shutdown
- Skid mounted