What is indirect water bath heater?

What is indirect water bath heater?

Indirect water bath heaters are used for the heating of a process fluid. They are used to increase the fluid temperature according to the process requirement. Typical and most common applications are either in the RMS (reducing and metering station) or in the fuel gas treatment plant for fuel gas supply to power plant.

How does a water bath heater work?

A water bath heater works by submersing a process coil into a heated bath solution, which then indirectly heats the process liquids and gasses to create energy. For gas well heads and pipelines, a large reduction in pressure will cause a significant drop in temperature of the gas.

What are natural gas line heaters?

Indirect Line Heaters are used with high pressure natural gas streams to counteract the Joule-Thomson (JT) effect where a reduction in temperature occurs at the choke when the well stream pressure is rapidly reduced to sales line pressure. They can also be used to heat gas or oil in transmission lines.

Why is water bath important?

A water bath is a laboratory equipment that is used to incubate samples at a constant temperature over a long period of time. Water bath is a preferred heat source for heating flammable chemicals instead of an open flame to prevent ignition.

What is fluent in line heater?

Watlow’s new FLUENT in-line heater is a small, lightweight, high-performance heater that can replace both a traditional immersion type heater or a heater wrapped around a tube as part of a thermal system. Watlow’s FLUENT heater is designed as an integrated solution that replaces multiple components in a system.

What is a heater treater?

Heater Treaters are used in the Oil and Gas industry to help facilitate crude oil/water separation by speeding up emulsions separation through applying heat. Heater Treaters can be thought of as low pressure, three-phase separators equipped with fire tubes.

How does a glycol heater work?

Glycol is an anti-freeze commonly used in heating loops that are subjected to freezing weather and some cooling loops that are shut down in winter and have piping exposed to the outside. A heating element inside the fluid supply warms the fluid to set temperatures.

What are the types of water bath?

The types of water bath are circulating water baths, non-circulating water baths, and shaking water baths.

Why must distilled water be used in the hot water bath?

Most water baths are made of stainless steel. To prevent corrosion of this material distilled or de-ionised water should be used. Tap water will contain various dissolved ions which can contribute to pitting and corrosion, while distilled or de-ionised water have had these removed.

What is the difference between a heater treater and separator?

Heater-Treater These are three-phase vessels that are usually larger than separators while operating at around the same pressure of about 50 pounds. They’re also usually more expensive, as the larger size requires thicker walls to hold the same pressure.

What is an indirect water bath heater used for?

Gas-fired indirect water bath heaters are used primarily in the oil and natural gas industries for safe, effective regulation of pressure and treatment of natural gas and oil. These process heaters are routinely used at compressor stations, power plants, and wellheads to heat natural gas.

What is an gas water bath heater?

Gas-fired water bath heaters are a type of indirect process heater designed to safely heat product without contaminating it. The heater shell contains the firetube, heating media (water, glycol, or salts), and process coil. The process to be heated—typically oil or natural gas—flows through the process coil.

Can a sigma thermal indirect bath heater be used for natural gas?

They are suitable for many types of work, including natural gas and crude oil heating. How is the Sigma Thermal indirect bath heater designed? Our standard indirect bath heater consists of one or multiple firetubes, a heavy duty housing and an ASME Section VIII coil.

What is the difference between gas bath heater and salt bath heater?

Gas-fired water bath heaters are typically employed in heating processes at lower temperatures (150-250°F) and are used primarily in the processing of oil and natural gas. Gas-fired salt bath heaters achieve much higher temperature ranges (up to 1,000°F) for applications that require significantly higher temperatures.