Birwelco USA

Fired Heaters

For over 50 years Unit Birwelco has been a powerful force in the fired heater market, with our design expertise delivering benefits to the petrochemical industry across the UK, Europe, North America, and the Middle and Far East.

Worldwide we have built over 750 refinery fired heaters, from ethylene crackers to catalytic reformers and waste heat trains.

Carefully developed in recent years, our high intensity heater technology for crude and vacuum heaters, is still the premier design choice today. It features a mixture of design innovations which deliver economies over the older design of the horizontal tube heater.

Continuous Improvement

Revamps and retrofits can provide significant benefits in extending the operational life of furnace units. Our expertise reduces maintenance headaches, with reduced downtime equalling better productivity and profit.

Similarly Unit Birwelco are experts at investigating mishaps and determining the best way forward for a quick turnaround.

Unit Birwelco Confidence

  • 50-years+ of global pedigree installing fired heaters
  • Expertise in fitting the design solution to the task
  • Support, improvement and optimisation of existing installations
  • Repair expertise that gets our customers back into production swiftly
  • Modularisation expertise on hand
  • Total spares support – a simple call away

For Fired Heaters in North America contact Walter Gull on:
Tel: +1 832 916 4130

For Fired Heaters outside of North America contact Carl Blewer on:
Tel: +44 (0)121 585 5566

Featured Projects


  • ExxonMobil
    Singapore

  • BP Grangemouth
    UK

  • ExxonMobil, Fife
    UK

  • Platformer Heater
    Shell Oil, Philippines

  • ICI Wilton
    UK

  • Coker Heaters
    Mobil Oil, USA

  • Crude Heater
    Husky Oil, Canada

  • 8 High Intensity Crude Heater
    HAR, Greece

“Worldwide we have built over 750 refinery fired heaters, from ethylene crackers to catalytic reformers and waste heat trains.”

Unit Birwelco Products

  • Heat transfer equipment
  • Hydrocrackers
  • Steam reformers
  • Pyrolysis furnaces
  • Visbreaker heaters
  • Waste heat boilers
  • Atmospheric crude heaters
  • Combustion air preheat systems
  • Vacuum heaters
  • Flare systems
  • Delayed cokers
  • Air-cooled exchangers
  • Catalytic reformers
  • Vacuum steam condensers