A Practical Guide to their Design and Operation 

Roger Newnham, C. Eng, FIMech E., Eur. Ing. 

"Roger Newnham has done it again. This latest work represents another major compilation of valuable fired-heater information. The graphics and straightforward approach to the subject matter are especially well suited for operator training. This volume is sure to be a valuable resource for the fired-heater industry for decades"


Ed Shepherd

Refinery Fired Heaters

Chevron Global Manufacturing

Chairman, Task Force on API 560 Fired Heaters for General Refinery Service



"Direct-Fired Heaters: A Practical Guide to their Design and Operation has proven an invaluable reference since its publication. Now, with the release of this companion volume, Direct-fired Heaters: Operation Training Manual, the industry finally has a much-needed reference with clear, concise training concepts previously existing only in the domain of engineering companies and heater vendors.

                This manual will keep our plant personnel well versed in proper operation of direct-fired heater equipment, leading to real improvements in reliability and efficiency for years to come. What's next, Roger?"


Steven A McMurray

Senior Technical Advisor

PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited



"Using fired heaters safely and efficiently is critical for refinery operation and depends on operators understanding their jobs. This book is very useful as a guide and reference for field operators and junior project engineers in the operation of fired heaters.

                I appreciate the author's dedication to delivering structured and meaningful practical knowledge, and i express many thanks to him by using this important book to train my frontline staff."


Achmad Fathony Mahmud

Operation & Manufacturing Senior Manager

Pertamina Balikpapan Refinery Unit