Thermal oxidizer - Aluminum / alloy manufacturing company


Courtesy of Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Thermal Oxidizers for the Aluminum Industry.

The Problem

  1. Gas usage kept going up and up over the years on the Thermal Oxidizer.
  2. Heat exchanger for hot air supply temperature from the oxidizer was dropping of over the years.
  3. Excessive heat loss on exterior components.

The Process

The Thermal Oxidizer's primary function is to destroy all the VOC's from the continuous paint coil line ovens. The Second function is to provide free clean hot air for the purpose of curing and drying the paint on the metal strips in the ovens.

The Solution

After a completed inspection process of the whole system in operation and off line, the best solution was to replace some of the existing components, to match existing equipment that was manufactured back in the early 1990s.

This replacement strategy was based on existing equipment that could not be changed due to existing regulations and capital cost, and manufacturing down time.

The Benefits

The newer components and advanced technology upgrades led to a higher efficiency system, and reduced operating costs.

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