Catalytic heaters are an established, efficient, and safe way to introduce flameless explosion-proof heat, to various applications within the natural gas and oil industries.
A catalytic heater is a flameless heat source that uses chemical reactions to break down molecules and generate heat. In the presence of a catalyst which is within the heater, counter-current combustion or catalytic combustion occurs when natural gas (or liquid propane gas) in the presence of oxygen creates carbon dioxide, water, and heat. In this situation, the ignition temperature of natural gas occurs at significantly lower temperatures; therefore, no flame is involved in the combustion process, and far-infrared wave emitters are created, producing radiant heat. Once the oxidation begins, the reaction and heating continue until either the oxygen or fuel source is eliminated. The thermal efficiency of catalytic heating is also significantly higher than normal heating.
Thermcat Catalytic Heater
Catalytic heaters serve in various applications within the oil and gas industry, including:
- Gas meters, chokes, orifice taps, and valves
- Regulators and control valves
- Gas wellhead heaters
- Instrumentation and enclosures
- Oil production
- Pipeline heaters, space heaters
- Compressor gas preheat
- Gate stations
- Compressor stations
- Linc Energy offers various heaters for different applications.
- Class 1 Division 1 and 2, Group D Locations
- Thermcat Catalytic Heater