Safety & Sustainability: Energy Consumption & Costs

When industrial processes are designed with sustainable programs in mind, energy savings is at the forefront. It has been shown that through optimization of energy, money can be saved and costs cut to keep processes running more efficiently and most profitable.

"Sustainability is not just about what is done, but how it gets done", by using the appropriate technology to measure and control solvent vapors and fuel levels, there are often many opportunities to lower energy consumption and save on costs:

Safety & Sustainability: Protecting your Assets

To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions necessary to support present and future generations. Companies all over the world are implementing sustainable practices to do just that. This includes environmentally conscious programs designed to reduce impact and contribute to economic viability. It also includes strengthening their safety programs. 

Lowering Costs on your Oxidizer

The capacity of an oxidizer is limited. A plant expansion or growth in production can increase VOC use, exceeding the capacity of the existing oxidizer. However, if a flammability analyzer is used to decrease air volumes from existing processes, making more efficient use of the existing oxidizer, it would be equivalent to expanding its capacity. This can drastically reduce operating costs in both power and fuel consumption.

Saving Energy on your Oxidizer

When the appropriate analyzer is installed on your oxidizer, energy efficiencies increase, productivity can be optimized and energy saved.

Installed at the outlet of the oxidizer, ensures that emission levels are not exceeded into the atmosphere. Futhermore, by monitoring at the inlet AND outlet of the oxidizer, hydrocarbons can be measured and compared before and after processing, indicating efficiency.

Keeping your Oxidizer Safe

The inlet streams of most oxidizers contain a mixture of VOC's in differing proportions and concentrations, some even process streams of unknown content. These variations can have solvent loads that change rapidly in a matter of minutes; danger is present when the stream suddenly gets rich enough to ignite or explode. To stay safe and prevent this from happening a flammability analyzer is necessary.

Application Spotlight: Oxidizers

A thermal oxidizer combusts hazardous gases at high temperatures for air pollution control. They are used to destroy the VOC's present in many industrial ventilation, process exhaust and waste air streams.

Just as its name suggests, a "thermal" "oxidizer" HEATS the VOC’s and other volatile emissions to a certain temperature until they are OXIDIZED. This process breaks down these harmful particulates into water and carbon dioxide (CO2). Thermal oxidizers are very effective, with a more than 99% destructive rate, and are ideal for high concentration VOC applications.