Increase energy efficiencies and optimize productivity, ALL while reducing emissions? Sounds like some lofty goals. They can however be realized when the appropriate analyzer is installed on your oxidizer.
The EPA Pollution Prevention (P2) Program wants you to “reduce or eliminate waste at the source by modifying production processes”, this can be achieved when you install a continuous Total Hydrocarbon (THC) monitor on your catalytic oxidizer.
How? This type of monitoring provides a real indication of your emissions, giving you more flexibility to make changes to your process than estimated calculations. It allows you to track your annual VOC emissions on an hourly basis, providing real‐time data of your annual emissions. It will also help you better understand your short term emission limits.
- An example: A FID can be used to measure the total hydrocarbons at the outlet of an oxidizer for destruction efficiency assurance in accordance to CFR40 Part 60 Method 25A. The readings of the FID can prove that your Catalytic Oxidizer is operating effectively and abating VOCs at lower temperatures, and have thus been allowed to reduce the Destruction Efficiency rating from >95% to 90%.
Not only are you reducing your emissions and saving energy but you’ll also see dramatic fuel savings, which will be next week's topic in our oxidizer discussion.