Case study - Flexographic printing– FL

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Courtesy of Kono Kogs, Inc.

Location:

Florida

Equipment:

Unit #1: Refurbished Catalytic Recuperative; 4000 scfm (1985); Installed 2002. Unit #2: Refurbished Catalytic Recuperative; 5000 scfm (1993); Installed 2003.

Problem:

New press additions required more oxidizer capacity than the existing systems could provide.

Project Details:

This heatset printer had two existing oxidizers that were undersized for future needs. They already had experience with catalytic recuperative oxidizers and were very happy with their performance. Due to the high boiling point oils in printing inks, heatset printing is one of the more difficult applications for oxidizers. Improper design can lead to condensing of oils, which can bind components (dampers, sensors, etc.) leading to down time and, as we have seen, possible replacement of oxidizer systems due to ignition of the condensate. Kono Kogs has extensive experience in the heatset printing industry, so in addition to low cost refurbished oxidizers, we can provide a pollution control system tailored to a printers specific needs.

For this printer Kono Kogs provided a refurbished, warranted, catalytic recuperative unit with excess capacity, at a cost of less than 40% of a new unit. Within one year this printer added a new press and needed additional pollution control capacity. They purchased a second catalytic oxidizer from Kono Kogs. Their two existing oxidizers were taken in trade on the new system, significantly reducing their investment in the larger catalytic oxidizer. Both catalytic oxidizers have provided superior performance and reliability. Each unit has provided >97% VOC Destruction efficiency.

Equipment / Services Provided by Kono Kogs, Inc.:

  • Unit #1: Low cost catalytic oxidizer at approximately 40% of new equipment prices.
  • Unit #2: Another low cost catalytic unit at 50% of new equipment prices
  • Reduced costs further by taking two existing catalytic units in trade

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