Significant Cash Rebates Available for Thermal Oxidizer &
Other Energy Efficiency Equipment Purchases
An RTO basically converts VOCs into carbon dioxide and water. Traditional thermal and catalytic oxidizers used natural gas to destroy VOCs. RTOs go a step further by using built-in heat exchangers that offer approximately 95% thermal efficiency. Since VOCs have a BTU value similar to natural gas, the solvent emissions become a fuel that supplements the natural gas required to maintain the destruction/operating temperature of the RTO further increasing the energy efficien-cy. This is the “regenerative” part, where the VOCs themselves become the fuel that helps destroy the VOCs.
At start-up, RTOs use natural gas to reach an operating temperature of approximately 1500°F to meet destruction requirements and permit conditions set by local air quality regulators. In Multi-film’s case, when the preset RTO operating temperature is reached the flexographic printing operations may begin. As the ink/solvent mixture is applied to the film or foil and dried, the VOC emissions evaporate and are collected through ducting for treatment by the RTO.
Many times, the RTO operates with-out the need for natural gas. The PLC program is designed to keep the RTO at the required temperature to achieve oxidation of the VOCs. When sufficient BTUs are available in the VOC emission stream the natural gas supply to the burner can be turned off or turned down.
Since RTOs use significantly less natural gas than traditional oxidizers, many installations qualify for substantial cash incentives. We were able to assist Multifilm in obtaining cash incentive for both projects in excess of $280,000 made available through local utility energy-efficiency programs. This is a very important part of the consulting services we provide, along with free initial consultations and energy-efficiency assessments.
Significant Rebates on Energy Efficiency Measures in Multiple Industries
To date Ship & Shore has helped customers receive over 7 million dollars in cash utility rebates on RTO and Energy Efficiency equipment purchases and this number is growing everyday.
Here is a small sample of industries we have served and individual company rebates in each industry:
EPS – Expanded Polystyrene $100,000
Metal Coating $147,124
Fiberglass (FRP) $250,000
The utility incentive programs are a direct result of The Energy Independence & Security Act passed by Congress in 2007 to focus on moving America to-ward renewable fuel production for consumer protection and to increase energy efficiency of buildings, manufacturing plants, vehicles, greenhouse gas capture and storage, and to improve the energy performance of the federal government.
We think of ourselves as a one-stop-shop for environmental abatement equipment, as well as energy-efficiency and heat recovery strategies for retrofitting industrial and commercial equipment for energy reduction. Our products are made in the USA, we are a woman-owned, certified business with over 1,000 successful operational units in service.
Contact us to see if your facility will qualify for significant cash utility rebates or incentives for retrofits, expansions or upgrades at (562)997-0233 or EMAIL US – it could pay for up to 50% OF YOUR PROJECT OR A $1 PER THERM SAVED!