Case study - OTMS Boxed Beef Incinerator (UK)


Courtesy of Glosfume

Over Thirty Month Scheme (OTMS) 'Boxed Beef' incinerator. This installation involved replacement of a 3-metre ceramic element filter that suffered constant element breakages and inadequate SO2 removal due to a poorly designed filter and powder injection system.

The client appointed W.S. Atkins to source a filter which had high efficiency particulate removal and effective dry scrubbing.

W.S. Atkins placed the order with Glosfume in May 2000 and the filter was in operation August 2000.

The success of this installation resulted in four further contracts, including Wessex Incineration Ltd.

  • Installation date: 2000
  • Location: UK
  • Filter units: two HTMC12 (400)
  • Filtration area: 912 m2
  • Operating temperature: 300°C
  • Dry scrubbing: Sodium bicarbonate injection
  • Gas flow: Up to 60,000 Am3/hr

As of January 2003, the Government decided to discontinue the OTMS scheme and so the incinerator was forced to close down.

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