Heater Treaters

Heater Treaters are used in the Oil and Gas industry to help facilitate crude oil/water separation by speeding up emulsions separation through applying heat. Heater Treaters can be thought of as low pressure, three-phase separators equipped with fire tubes. They separate gas from the incoming emulsion and separate the emulsion into a water phase and an oil phase. Heater treaters can also function as a free-water knockout, a heat exchanger, a filter, and a water wash tank.

Forum Energy Technologies – Production Equipment division is a leading provider of Heater Treaters in the Oil and Gas industry. Our experience and knowledge about Oil and Gas Separation assures producers and operations that Forum’s commitment to reliability and safety is first every time. Each application for separation requirements is reviewed and designed by our Engineering team to meet the needs of the Producer. Each vessel is designed and fabricated to all applicable codes and the latest material standards.

Heater treaters can be vertical or horizontal in design. Producers often choose the style of the heater based on previous experience and the preference of their operators. Horizontal heater treaters have a much larger oil treating section and are used to treat heavier crudes where additional settling time is required. Horizontal treaters offer more flexibility in sizing that vertical vessels cannot. Vertical heater treaters have a smaller footprint but a higher profile.

  • Engineered and Designed in accordance with ASME Section VIII Div. I, API 12K, & ASME B31.3
  • Full-Time On-site ASNT SNT-TC-1A Level II Inspectors
  • Full-Time On-site Project Management
  • Full-Time On-Site Electricians
  • Oil-immersed fire tube assembly
  • Fully customizable Level Controls, Valves, and accessories
  • Painted to Customer Specification
  • 100% Hydro tested
  • 100% X-Ray tested
  • RFID Technology
  • Skidded or Non-Skidded Package
Forum Heater Treater