Fired Equipment

An engaging and accessible e-learning program designed to improve our clients’ Performance, Safety & Reliability; the central components of successful operations.

Fired Equipment

Fired Equipment is a comprehensive, 10 module program covering a range of process heaters commonly found in an operating facility.

In addition to the 10 e-learning modules, the program is supported by a number of interactive ‘Virtual Operator’ scenarios that allow trainees to develop practical skills, using highly detailed and realistic 3D models.

Although the program focuses on the needs of operators, it is also of use to maintenance technicians and graduate process or reliability engineers.

The aim of the Fired Equipment Program is to create trainee awareness of:

  • How different process heaters are configured
  • The science of combustion
  • The importance of stable flames to safety and reliability
  • The significance of operational and reliability checks
  • The hazards and consequences associated with fired heater operation


By supporting the tenets of proprietary ownership and process safety management, the program seeks to give trainees the knowledge required to maximize the operational and mechanical availability of their fired equipment.

The Fired Equipment Program comprises the following modules:

Fired Equipment E-learning
  • Overview
  • Common Types of Fired Equipment
  • Mechanisms of Heat Transfer
  • Fuels
  • Fuel Gas Combustion
  • Fuel Oil Combustion
  • Burner Flame Stability
  • Fouling Mechanisms
  • Routine Checks
  • Fired Heater Hazards
  • Fired Heater Emergency Shutdown Systems
Virtual Operator Interactive Scenarios
Fired Equipment PPE Selection
Cylindrical Process Heater
  • Light-off from cold
  • On-line test of manually initiated ESD trip
  • On-line test of automatically initiated ESD trip
Cabin Process Heater
  • Balance up firing pattern
  • Eliminate tramp air
  • Correct a hazy firebox
  • Adjust flame color
  • Correct smoky flames
  • Correct flame impingement
  • Correct firebox flooding
  • Respond to low pass flow
  • Emergency shutdown & securement of the heater
Terrace Wall Fired Heater
  • Walkabout In Service Examination (WISE)

  • Status Available immediately
  • # Modules 10
  • Total Runtime 6 hrs
  • Suitable for Operators, Maintenance Technicians and Graduate Process or Reliability Engineers
Trainee Assessments

All our e-learning programs are supported by modular assessments to allow you to monitor trainee attainment


PSR can provide e-learning programs in SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 or AICC formats. These can be hosted in your LMS, or we can host for you

Support for mobile devices

Our modules are built with HTML5 rather than Flash, which means they are future-proof and work on mobile devices

About PSR Interactive

PSR deliver engaging and accessible training content that combines expert-level technical detail with 3D multimedia to communicate ideas clearly and effectively.

Our comprehensive library of hundreds of e-learning modules are targeted at the oil refining, oil & gas, petrochemical, chemical and energy industries. The modules can be purchased off-the-shelf, or can be customized to meet your needs.

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