The Cata-Dyne™ Line Heater uses radiant heat transfer to increase the temperature of compressed natural gas to avoid the formation of hydrates and freezing of equipment during pressure drop at locations such as distribution nodes and sales taps. Applications across the oil and gas industry include heating fuel gas for natural gas fired turbines and heating thick oils to improve ease of distribution.
Each unit consists of Cata-Dyne™ infrared gas catalytic heaters mounted within a self-contained stainless steel structure. Heaters are strategically positioned to apply direct infrared heat to a serpentine tube heat exchanger coil. The serpentine coil is designed to promote high velocity turbulent flow, resulting in high efficiency heat transfer to the gas stream.
Features & Benefits At A Glance
- twin dual-sided heater arrays provide the most compact arrangement of heaters
- exothermic catalytic reaction provides silent infrared energy
- provides glycol-free line heating
- all Cata-Dyne™ gas catalytic heaters and reflective inside surfaces are made from stainless steel, limiting corrosion and maintenance
- automatic units feature custom-engineered control panels with simple, yet state-of-the-art, PLC controlled systems; heat is applied only when required, and at the rate required, reducing operating costs
- custom-engineered units for unique applications available
- serpentine tube heat exchanger designed and built to ASME B31.3 specifications
- designed for use in Class I, Division 1 or 2, Group D Hazardous Locations