(RTO) Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Considerations
for Expansion and Process Changes

S&SE is often called in by customers who are expanding and or making changes to their process to make adjustments or retrofits to existing Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer systems.

RTOs are a critical piece of manufacturing and air pollution control equipment. Regenerative thermal oxidizers are very reliable and cost effective source of air pollution abatement as well as energy efficiency and recovery.  Therefore it is very important to monitor the performance and process needs daily to adjust, tune or anticipate future expansion, upgrades or retrofits that might be needed.

Ship & Shore is called on a regular basis to carefully monitor and review these process or demand changes for our customers.  Our expert process engineers collect data and provide cost effective recommendations that can include additional options that optimize RTO’s, their function and reliability as well as handle future expansion and possible process and compliance demands that come with.

The flexographic, converting. laminating industry  has several process changes to consider as technology and more energy efficient solutions become available.

Due to process, ink and compliance changes over the years it is common for the printing industry to make process changes frequently dependent on adding new presses, new technology or even replacing out-dated or less efficient catalytic oxidizers with the more reliable and efficient regenerative thermal oxidizer.

This is just one example of one industry that frequently goes through process changes due to demands, compliance regulations, technology changes and or expansion needs.

Ship & Shore Environmental is a air pollution and energy recovery provider and take all data and immediate and future needs of our clients into consideration to meet all process, project and budget needs when designing solutions.

Often we can help clients expand and or optimize with additional efficiency options and or tuning and preventive maintenance service.  Which may include but is not limited to:

  • AIRFLOW BALANCING
  • BURNER TUNING & OPTIMIZATION
  • CATALYST TESTING, REGENERATION or REPLACEMENT
  • CONTROLS & INSTRUMENTATION UPGRADES or UPDATES
  • THERMAL TO CATALYTIC or CATALYTIC TO THERMAL COVERSIONS
  • DATA LOGGER UPGRADE
  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES
  • EQUIPMENT RELOCATION
  • HEAT EXCHANGE MEDIA UPGRADE
  • HEAT EXCHANGER RETROFIT or REPAIR
  • IMPROVE OVERALL VOC CAPTURE
  • INCREASE VOC DESTRUCTION
  • INSULATION &  REFRACTORY
  • INSTRUMENTATION CALIBRATION
  • INTEGRATED VPN (modem upgrade)
  • LOW NOx BURNER RETROFIT
  • OPERATING COST ASSESSMENT
  • PLC PROGRAMMING UPGRADE
  • PLC, HMI CONTROL UPGRADE
  • RECONDITIONING & RETROFITS
  • VFDs (variable frequency drive)
  • CEM SYSTEMS (continuous emission monitoring)
  • REGENERATIVE DESICCANT DRYER
  • HOT BYPASS STACK & DAMPER

Simple adjustments can make a significant difference in efficiency, life-span, continued compliance and process demands of any manufacturing operation utilizing the regenerative thermal oxidizer as their air pollution abatement system of choice. RTO’s are highly reliable but requires an expert trained to ensure optimal performance and capacity to expand to future needs.  The savings can be priceless not only protecting the investment but the business and operations through maintenance and proper planning.

Ship & Shore Environmental provides a thorough assessment and review to offer alternatives for each process, project and budget and have installed over a 1,000 units worldwide.  For a confidential consultation and assessment of your facilities air pollution and energy efficiency needs please contact us by EMAIL or directly at (562)997-0233.