The World's First Flameless Crude Heater

Coffeyville Resources Refining and Marketing purchased from Great Southern, the World's First Flameless Crude Heater resulting from a Consent Decree settlement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The heater is capable of operating in conventional firing mode, staged fuel firing mode or flameless firing mode. The decree calls for NOx at or below 8ppmvd while operating in the flameless mode.

Follow this link to view the heater transitioning from staged firing mode to Flameless firing mode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQNAR0UGToE

Performance Update: On March 15, 2016 the flameless heater has been in crude service operation for three years. The heater has achieved flameless operation with >850°F preheated combustion air. CEMS recorded average NOx = 4.9 ppmvd without SCR (Refinery Fuel Gas).

We invite you to inquire about Great Southern Flameless heaters for your upcoming heater needs.

Project Milestones
4.22.13
Flameless Nozzle Group in Flameless Combustion
3.15.13
Flameless Nozzle Group in Conventional Combustion
10.11.12
Erection of the Flameless Heater nearing completion
10.8.12
Erection of the Flameless Heater well underway
9.27.12
Radiant section, GSF patented refractory texture nearing completion
8.24.12
Fabrication of Flameless Heater Radiant Section
8.24.12
Fabrication of Flameless Heater Stack
8.24.12
Fabrication of Flameless Heater Convection Section
8.13.12
Machining Complete on Gas Tips
8.9.12
Flameless Heater Foundation Poured
8.2.12
Testing the Pilot Flame
7.31.12
Work Continues on the Heater's Foundation