The Therm-A-Cor staff has evaluated and improved the performance
of a wide variety of combustion and heat transfer systems. With
a unique knowledge of the combustion processes, construction practices
and material response characteristics, a Therm-A-Cor engineer
can quickly evaluate the operation of any manufacture's combustion
equipment. Learn more >
The handling of contaminated fume streams is generally a troublesome
task for many production facilities. New fume streams are being
added to the existing fume collection systems to comply with new
EPA regulations. The composition of the new vent stream is not
always known. This new stream may be flammable or inert.
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Over time, the modifications and changes made to a combustion
or heat transfer system will change many aspects of its operation.
Some of these changes may compromise the function of the original
safeties. Additionally some of the safeties may not be providing
any benefit due to the new parameters that are added. Therm-A-Cor
provides audits of combustion, incineration and fired heat transfer
safety systems to evaluate their current status. Learn
Manufacturing and process plants collect the emissions from process units, tanks, vessels and other odor or emission locations in their facilities. These fumes can be mainly air or a combination of air and nitrogen with organic material from the tanks or reactors. The fumes are typically treated in an Thermal Oxidizer (TO), RTO (Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer), RCO (Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer), Catalytic Oxidizer, incinerator, boiler or used to supply air or heat in process equipment. The high temperature of the treatment equipment will destroy most of the organic material to meet EPA and State emissions standards. The required destruction level is set by the local regulators.
The Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) is utilized in many fume control applications. It is used in particular when high volumes of air contain small amounts of organic material that must be destroyed. Problems, such as fire and explosions in the duct, will occur if the organic concentration gets too high. When designing the RTO, one must pay extreme attention to detail including the operational conditions and safety requirements to prevent fires in the ductwork. Many of these concerns also apply to the Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer (RCO).
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