Used vs. Foreign
In today’s economic conditions, most companies don’t have the luxury of big budgets for their air pollution controls and emissions abatement programs. There is no doubt companies are looking for every way possible to squeeze the most from every dollar and when it comes to thermal oxidizer systems it could be tempting to purchase a foreign manufactured model. While on the surface, this may seem to have some economic benefits, there are certain precautions that should be taken.
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Refractory materials, when properly designed and installed can significantly reduce fuel costs.
Refractory failure is usually not because of one factor but is most often caused by a combination of factors such as
Systems of choice – Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers
Thermal oxidizers are used to oxidize (burn off) the combustible pollutants in exhaust air that has become contaminated as a result of industrial processes. Thermal oxidizers, as the name implies, use high temperatures to break the chemical bonds of the hydrocarbon pollutants which may be referred to as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) or Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). When the bonds in the pollutants are broken they are converted to carbon dioxide and water vapor rendering them non-toxic.
Biggest gains in air quality and energy savings seen in passive technologies.
With the rise of passive energy technologies, companies formerly using huge amounts of energy and barely controlling emissions are quickly becoming the major players in efficiency and environmental responsibility. While upfront costs may appear daunting, several manufacturers have come to see the huge potential for investment in energy recovery technology. Through the use of energy recovery and regenerative energy sources, industrial concerns are able to save money, cut energy use and through scale offer the greatest positive impact to the environment.
Oxidizer equipment repair preserves efficiency, safety
Operators looking to maintain the efficiency and safety of thermal oxidizing equipment for pollution control are best served finding a trusted service partner. Emission control engineers and regenerative thermal oxidizer technicians have specific experience in managing the service and repair of oxidizer equipment. Finding and fixing points of stress, these professionals preserve the operational efficiency for industrial enterprises destroying volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through the use of regenerative thermal oxidation. Operators can rely on the maintenance plans developed by regenerative thermal oxidizer technicians to keep plants running safely, productively and profitably.
Heat recovery saves fuel and expense while boosting pollution controls
Saving costs while ramping up efficiency is the goal of any project integrating regenerative thermal oxidizer products into air pollution controls. With designs able to capture up to 96 percent of operational heat, regenerative oxidizers are among the most economical, efficient means of destroying volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air pollutant emissions. By saving supplementary fuel, these emissions control devices aid the environment while scrubbing out hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial exhaust.
Operators save fuel, expense and time with regenerative pollution controls
Air pollution controls were not invented with the introduction of regenerative thermal oxidizer equipment, but these precision devices revolutionized the efficiency and cost impact of keeping industrial emissions free of hazardous air pollutants. Regenerative thermal oxidizers came into vogue with operators looking to conserve heat energy expended through direct combustion of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This early pollution control process, introduced following the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1970, used vast amounts of supplemental fuel, costing a great deal and adding undo energy consumption to the pollution control process. Regenerative thermal oxidizer equipment improved energy efficiency so radically that in some cases it curtailed the use of supplemental fuel all together.
Scheduled service plans also save money and time.
Solid planning and habitual monitoring are key strategies to saving huge costs on regenerative thermal oxidizer maintenance. Thermal oxidizing equipment relies on precision monitoring and valve equipment to insure complete efficiency; along with well-maintained stoneware beds to retain heat energy. Finding a technical partner to guide you through the creation of a routine maintenance schedule will save time and money by early avoidance of costly repairs and outages. Managing regenerative thermal oxidizer maintenance side steps emergency measures, keeping operators in compliance and worry-free.
Reliable pollution controls are available at a discount with the right provider
Not every operator can make a large upfront capital expense in new equipment, but still want the long-term cost savings of regenerative technology for their industrial air pollution controls. Thankfully, with the guidance of expert engineers and technicians, it is possible to purchase used regenerative thermal oxidizer units with the same reliability, efficiency and cost savings as a new or custom installation. By partnering with a firm deep in experience with regenerative thermal oxidizers, operators can extract the benefit without the worry of purchasing substandard or overworked devices. It’s a win-win situation for every party involved.
Purified air concentrators with rotary technology reduce costs
Rotor concentrators employ rotary technology in combination with thermal and catalytic oxidizers to reduce physical size, energy use and recurring costs. For operators with high volumes of exhaust flow with low concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), these purified air concentrators can significantly reduce operating expenses while making more efficient use of valuable space in the plant environment.
The industry standard for NOx control technology
Control of toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx) calls for selective catalytic reduction systems (SCR). This air pollution control technology blends the exhaust waste streams with a reagent chemical – anhydrous ammonia, aqueous ammonia or urea – before passing the combination over a catalyst bed. Total NOx reduction takes place in the SCR systems through the resulting chemical reaction, transforming the previously hazardous air pollutants into harmless water and nitrogen.
This reduction chemistry is at the heart of selective catalytic reduction systems NOx control for particulate emission. Using either anhydrous ammonia or aqueous ammonia as the reagent chemical, the process can be expressed through the following equations:
Custom designed for high quality
Gas flares custom designed and manufactured by Combustion Controls Solutions and Environmental Services offer high-quality and efficient pollution controls for emissions from landfills. Waste gas from landfills – including methane and other HAPs – can be safely and efficiently abated using our custom designed gas flares.
Each of the over 1,000 waste gas flares we installed met or exceeded regulatory standards for ultra-high destruction efficiency. Furthermore, CCS&ES waste gas flares for landfills automatically monitor and respond to the ever-changing composition and flow rates inherent to the chaotic operating environment of a landfill.