A Practical Guide to their Design and Operation

Roger Newnham

C. Eng., F.I.Mech. E., Eur. Ing. 



Book 1 - A Practical Guide to their Design and Operation

"Direct-Fired Heaters is an extremely comprehensive volume covering everything from Acronyms to Zink Coatings. This is not surprising, since Roger Newnham is one of the most well-rounded experts in the field. This book will provide valuable guidance to new as well as experienced owners and operators of fired heaters."

Edward Shepherd
Chevron fired heater expert
Chairman, Task Force on ISO 13705/API 560 Fired Heaters for General Refinery Service

"I've been waiting a long time for this 'whole package' book about fired heaters. The content, structure, and style are dedicated to easy understanding of the design, operation, and maintenance of a fired heater. The author is an expert and the creator of the fired heater for the petroleum industry. I highly recommend it for workers engaged with the fired heater. It is a must-have for refineries."
Wiko Taviarto
Plant Reliability Section Head, Pertamina, Indonesia
Direct Fired Heaters is without a doubt, a highly essential introduction to novice operators and Engineers, working directly with Fired Heaters. It is an invaluable resource for experienced Plant Operators, Engineers and Project Managers, either working directly or indirectly on Fired Hetaers. It is very well written in an accessible style, includes many detailed examples, well supported by relevant, bright, colourful pictures and photographs. The benefit of applying the knowledge acquired from reading this book with dedication, will definitely be reflected in the Operational  Excellence of the Facility.
Murugan Srinivasan
 P.Eng (Alberta), PMPP.Eng, BScChemical Engineering


Book 2 - Operator Training and Manual

"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