The VECTOR-e line of catalytic oxidizers (CatOx) eliminates the gas combustion burner and replaces it with an electric heating system.  With the increasing emphasis on reducing burner generated NOx emissions , a flameless, electrically heated oxidizer is an ideal choice for VOC control and removal. 


The VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer substitutes the standard natural (propane) gas combustion system with an electric heating module.

The VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer combines a low temperature oxidation catalyst, our unique primary heat exchanger, and an long lasting heating element all in a convenient integrated package. These systems are easy to install, provide very high removal efficiency, and offer very low operating cost. With zero moving parts in the reactor, the VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer provides the highest uptime reliability and long equipment life. VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer's have limited air volume capacity. 

Catalytic treatment of VOC's and other air pollutants works by reacting the harmful air pollutants over a specially designed catalyst where VOC's are converted to inert byproducts, water vapor (H2O), and usable heat. These harmless byproducts are passed through a heat exchanger where the gas streams energy is transferred to the incoming exhaust.

CPI CatOx 400e Electrically Heated
Cost-Effective Air Pollution Control

Cost-Effective Air Pollution Control

VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidation systems represent cost-effective air pollution control alternatives. When compared to thermal oxidation, their lower operating temperatures (400°F - 650°F) reduce operating costs, save on fuel, and extend equipment life. Each are designed and fabricated for your specific application, each system utilizes materials and metallurgy that will afford the highest performance, longest life, and economical procurement.

The VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidation Process starts by incorporating a booster fan to draw one or more VOC-laden exhaust from your process lines into the system. From there, your process VOC laden exhaust is directed to our unique stainless steel primary air-to-air heat exchanger where energy is transferred to the process exhaust before passing over the electrical heating element. The primary heat exchanger can actually eliminate the auxiliary heating required for operation.

VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer's utilize an electric heating element to precisely maintain the desired catalyst inlet temperature. The heating element is designed to provide even heating of the exhaust gases with oxygen and thoroughly mix the air stream prior to entering the catalyst bed. This innovative design provides the highest degree of flame impingement and high-velocity mixing, leading to airflow and temperature uniformity for which VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizers are known.

The pre-heated exhaust stream enters the catalyst bed and reacts with any of the specially selected catalysts where an exothermic reaction occurs, leading to complete combustion of the VOC's. The VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizer can be designed for use with several different styles of catalyst; Monolith Elements and Pourable Beads are the most common types of catalyst. The oxidation of hydrocarbons (VOC's) results in harmless byproducts, water vapor, and useable heat. The catalyst induced ionization level for most VOC's occurs at temperatures between 400 F and 650 F. This is sufficient to achieve conversion of VOC/HAP pollutants in excess of 99%.

Typical applications for VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer's include:
  • Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Sterilization
  • Carbon Monoxide Removal
  • Ammonia Removal
  • Toxic gas removal such as; arsine, silane, phosphine
  • Oxygen Removal
  • Or hazardous areas that do not allow gas combustion

VECTOR-e Catalytic Oxidizer Features

 VECTOR Catalytic Oxidizers meet today's environmental challenges by using the most cost effective manufacturing techniques to bring to industry reliable pollution control systems that offer lower capital costs, simplified installations, and minimal maintenance.  Building the experience gained since its formation in 1969, CPI can replace the gas burner in a traditional Catalytic Oxidizer with an electric heating element.  

How a Catalytic Oxidizer Works
VECTOR System's exceed today's air pollution control needs with:


Integrating all the major components into one unitized system saves on field installations, improves reliability, and lowers the overall costs for air compliance. The VECTOR System utilizes only the highest quality components. From the all stainless steel mixing and combustion chamber, the heavy-duty, all stainless steel heat exchanger, the specialized burner system, to the catalyst system, each component is contained within a well insulated, maintenance-free exterior designed for long life and low costs.


Catalyst is selected based on the ability to provide the highest performance and longest life. The catalyst choices can include platinum group metals on a monolith support, or a pourable bead. Each group offers individual benefits for each application.  Monolith catalyst groups are used for general industrial applications or for specialized emissions such as halogenated VOCs and others.  

For beaded catalyst products, poison-resistant catalyst provides resistance to many common contaminates, while low temperature formulations allow minimal fuel input. 

Electrically Heated OXIDIZER SYSTEMS

Electrically Heated OXIDIZER SYSTEMS

An integrated electrical heating element replaces the gas or oil combustion system. This is especially useful for smaller sized oxidizers and applications that require hazardous ratings or are not supported by gas fuel products.
Interior and Exterior Vector System Construction

Interior and Exterior Vector System Construction

The VECTOR System is fabricated entirely of stainless steel alloys designed to prevent embrittlement and fatigue. The entire unit is continuously welded to eliminate hydrocarbon leakage and provide the highest uptime reliability. All the interior components are fully insulated with a high quality lining system designed to reduce heat losses for continued energy savings.
VECTOR systems Thermal Efficiency

VECTOR systems Thermal Efficiency

VECTOR Systems lead the industry with the lowest operating costs. The primary heat exchangers are made of all high-grade stainless steels and incorporate our unique floating plate expansion system. This unique design provides for long life, high efficiency, and the ability to accommodate the highest solvent loads. VECTOR heat exchangers can be designed with thermal efficiencies in excess of 80% and can be equipped with fully automatic hot-gas or cold-gas bypass dampers for self-sustaining operations.
Optional Features

Optional Features

  • Catalyst choices based on your application
  • Heat exchanger efficiency based on the needs of your application
  • PLC control and man-machine-interface options based on your needs
  • Footprint design flexibility to suit your space availability
  • Secondary Heat Recovery Solutions
Temperature Safety System

Temperature Safety System

Every VECTOR system is integrated to our customized PLC-control panel called TSS. TSS communicates with the VECTOR system and your process for optimal performance, safety, and reliability. TSS optimizes fuel efficiency by managing temperatures, controlling drives, and positing valves. This user friendly system provides automated operations, one button start-stops, self diagnostics, and data monitoring options for simplified maintenance and compliance verification. 

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