Therm-A-Cor performs detailed operational reviews of combustion
and heat transfer systems. Plant operational capacity may be increased
through improvements in the performance of combustion and heat
transfer systems. The improvements are obtained after a comprehensive
evaluation of the actual system operating conditions coupled with
a realistic assessment of the equipment capability. The evaluation
will provide recommended equipment or operational modifications
to improve the operation of the system. Therm-A-Cor has evaluated
kiln combustion, process heaters and air pollution control systems.
personnel evaluated the operation of a multi-fuel burner
handling the fumes from a batch reactor. The burner experienced
flame stability problems during several phases of the batch
reaction. The system would either flame out or generate
considerable smoke. The operation of the batch reactor was
reviewed and the emission characteristics defined. Modifications
were made to the burner and the control system was modified.
Tests performed on the system after the modifications indicate
that a 15% improvement in the batch reactor output was obtained.
oxidizers are generally designed to handle the emissions
from a process line or series of batch reactors. If the
rate of emissions from the reactor is not properly controlled,
the oxidizer system will experience operational problems.
Additional performance and capability was obtained from
the oxidizer with only adjustments to the control system.
The evaluation of the oxidizer system showed that a new
control system was not needed.