Process Simulation

Aspen Fired Heater

Course Overview

  • Identify and explain the basic concepts of heat transfer in association with fired heaters.
  • Recognize how thermal calculations are used by the Aspen Fired Heater application.
  • Efficiently use the Aspen Fired Heater application to evaluate:
    • Vertical Cylindrical Unit (VCU) with convection bank
    • Single cabin fired heater with roof tubes
    • Twin cabin firebox

Course Objective

  • Learn the fundamentals of rating and simulating a fired heater.
  • Understand the requirements for design checking and simulation of fired heaters.


  • Graduates interested to gain experience in Heat Transfer and Fired Heater Modeling.
  • Process Design professionals wishing to enhance their understanding of Fired Heater Design and Simulation


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