Catalytic Products International (CPI) installed a new 6,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) at a Midwest USA metal can manufacturer for the abatement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
The 6,000 SCFM TRITON-6.95 Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) will control the emissions from two metal lining machines and associated vertical dryers at the can manufacturing facility. The capacity of RTO was designed to control emissions from the existing lines and allow for future process additions. The RTO will destroy VOC emissions with +98.5% destruction rate efficiency (DRE) and a thermal efficiency of 95% allowing for minimal gas consumption and operating costs.
Thermal treatment of VOCs and other air pollutants works by a simple reaction of the harmful hydrocarbon-based air pollutants with oxygen and heat. In this environment, the VOCs are chemically oxidized to form harmless inert by-products like CO2, water vapor (H2O), and usable heat. These harmless by-products are released to the atmosphere or used within primary or secondary energy recovery techniques to further lower the operational cost.
The Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) system incorporates specialized ceramic media in the regenerator (heat transfer bed) to allow thermal efficiencies up to 97%. RTOs operate by preheating the process air as it passes upward through the first ceramic heat exchange media. This pre-heated air then exits the heat exchange media and enters a combustion chamber where it is heated to the setpoint temperature and oxidization of the VOCs is completed at greater than 98% efficiency. The resultant hot, clean air stream is then passed downward through the second ceramic heat exchange media bed where it is cooled before being released to the atmosphere.
CPI provided a complete turnkey installation, including engineering, design and supply of the RTO, process exhaust ductwork, dampers, and exhaust stack. CPI worked closely with the customer to minimize the downtime associated with the installation of the Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO). CPI delivered a fully skid mounted, pre-piped and pre-wired RTO with the media installed on a customer supplied concrete pad. The installation took place in two phases to allow the customer to construct a building to shelter the RTO and enclosed walkway. This approach guaranteed that entire system was installed correctly, and the facility was back up and producing product with minimal downtime.
Established in 1969, Catalytic Products International (CPI) continues as a leading supplier of air pollution control equipment. CPI is at the forefront in providing industries including can manufacturing facilities with solutions to their air pollution control needs.
Today, CPI partners with its customers as a trusted resource in resolving the most complex air pollution and energy conservation problems. We provide our customers with innovative and cost-conscious solutions to their most complex VOC, NOx, and Odor pollution challenges. Our equipment is also at work meeting energy conservation strategies and minimizing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.