Case 2: Rotary RTO media replacement restores performance

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Courtesy of Pollution Systems

Operating Problem

A metal container manufacturing company with an Eisenmann 40,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) was experiencing major operating problems.  The overall pressure drop across the system was high and pressure imbalances were negatively impacting their process flow rates.  It was also necessary to increasing the frequency of media bake-outs to a monthly basis.  Temperature and pressure imbalances along with opaque exhaust during the media bake-outs indicated plugging in the media.  In addition to the difficulties maintaining steady production with poorly performing oxidation equipment, there was a major concern of potentially failing an upcoming air compliance test.          

Project Solution

Pollution System Solutions (PSSI) has a lot of experience in the can manufacturing market.  We understand the processes, the lacquers / coatings, and the impact an RTO has on operations.  PSSI carefully analyzed the exhaust flow rates, VOC loading, particulate concerns and system specifications and recommended the installation of a higher end layered structured ceramic media.  The recommended oxidizer media was specifically designed for greater resistance to condensate and particulate plugging. 

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