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Fired Heaters White Smoke

Fired Heaters White Smoke

Fired Heaters White Smoke

(OP)
Hello,

Is there anyone know the common causes of noticing white smoke coming from the exhaust of a vertical fired crude oil heater that has both combustion and convention chambers, with three burners working with gas or oil?

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RE: Fired Heaters White Smoke

Water in the oil?

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RE: Fired Heaters White Smoke

(OP)
Does that mean probability of coil tube leak?

RE: Fired Heaters White Smoke

Maybe or maybe your fuel is contaminated.

White smoke out of your car exhaust is typically caused by a cylinder head gasket leaking coolant into your cylinders.

Same thing here.

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RE: Fired Heaters White Smoke

If you have a steam coil in the convecction maybe a leak in the coil has happenned.

luis

RE: Fired Heaters White Smoke

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What about if the smoke was black??

RE: Fired Heaters White Smoke

If the smoke was black I'd guess that you're leaking oil into the fired side of the heater.

RE: Fired Heaters White Smoke

Black smoke is simply incomplete combustion. Many sources of that. Too much fuel, not enough oxygen. Could be the burners or fuel or a leak of something into the heater.

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RE: Fired Heaters White Smoke

Inchtain what obout if the smoke is yelow?
Good joke MJCronin!

luis

RE: Fired Heaters White Smoke




If there is a convection recovery heat , be sure that a steam leaking is in the tube coil-. If has not steam coil, you had oil contaminated with water


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