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    5 Ways a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Improves Your Operation

5 Ways a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Improves Your Operation

Running a successful factory doesn’t only depend on the quality of your products but on the overall performance of the facility. Many industrial processes produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that need to be destroyed before the exhaust air is released into the atmosphere.

This is where a regenerative thermal oxidizer, also known as a RTO, can help.

These dedicated pieces of machinery are designed to destroy VOCs and other air pollutants before they enter our atmosphere. This allows factory managers to reduce their facility’s environmental impact and adhere to mandatory regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Besides destroying air pollutants, there […]

Difference between Thermal and Catalytic Oxidation

There are many paths to pollution control. Depending on your industry, exhaust outputs, manufacturing size, and more, you have many options available when looking at pollution control systems. Notably, however, modern pollution control solutions utilize one of two methods to destroy pollutants: Thermal Oxidation and Catalytic Oxidation, both presenting their own pros and cons for different processes.

Today, we will look at the basics of oxidation and combustion, discussing how each process compares and offering you an opportunity to learn more.
Oxidation: Chemically Simple, Operationally Challenging
Something we all learned in our introductory chemistry classes, oxidation is a simple formula for converting […]

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    How to Select the Best Enclosed Combustion Equipment for Your Industrial Process

How to Select the Best Enclosed Combustion Equipment for Your Industrial Process

There are many essential pieces of machinery within a factory or manufacturing complex. Moreover, larger facilities usually have to employ emission control mechanisms, such as enclosed combustion equipment, to help control pollution.

That said, choosing the best model for your operation is anything but simple. Not only do you need to consider your factory’s particular requirements, but you’ll also need to make sure the mechanism you employ attains the standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Below, we’ll take a look at the basic definition of enclosed combustion technology and give you a few tips on how to choose […]

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    The Benefits of Energy Recovery Systems in Your Manufacturing Facility

The Benefits of Energy Recovery Systems in Your Manufacturing Facility

Maintaining an efficient operation is one of the most important aspects of running a successful factory or manufacturing facility. While there are many individual pieces of machinery that can contribute to your process, you also have to make sure they are all working at peak efficiency.

One of the best ways to make sure your factory is running at its max potential is installing an energy recovery system. As the name indicates, these devices can be incorporated into high temperature-emitting machines in order to collect the heat that is usually released into the atmosphere.

Besides reducing the amount of wasted heat, […]

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    What to Expect Throughout the Custom Equipment Consultation Process

What to Expect Throughout the Custom Equipment Consultation Process

There are many reasons that purchasing a custom piece of machinery makes sense. From lower ongoing costs to higher end-product quality to safety and more, we recently discussed some of the reasons for and benefits of picking customized machinery over a standard piece of equipment here. Today, however, we would like to turn our attention to the selection and buying process.
Understanding the Buying Process for Custom Machinery
As the name implies, custom machinery is built specifically for your company and its processes. While this presents many benefits, it also creates a different sales process compared to that of standard equipment. […]

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    Energy Recovery Systems: Using Free Energy for Reduced Operating Costs

Energy Recovery Systems: Using Free Energy for Reduced Operating Costs

“Energy can neither be created or destroyed, just changed from one form to another.” For manufacturers, this is a given—it’s not only the first rule of thermodynamics, it’s the basis of operating an oven, dryer, or pollution control system: Energy from a fuel source is transformed and applied to an object in order to achieve the desired result. Whether the goal is to bake, cure, or destroy pollutants, the process is the same: Convert potential energy stored in a fuel source through combustion and apply it to achieve a desired result.
Not Created or Destroyed—Reusing Heat to Reduce Operating Costs
However, […]

Everything You Need to Know About Industrial Drying Ovens

Industrial ovens are among the most common pieces of equipment found in factories across the US.  Simply known as dryers, these versatile pieces of machinery can be used for an array of reasons across a multitude of industries.

They can also be built to fit virtually any factory layout as long as the facility meets a few basic requirements.

In this article, we’ll discuss the different types of industrial drying ovens, their benefits, and the industries they are most commonly used in.
What are Drying Ovens Used for?
Despite the fact that most people associate the word oven with the benefits of baking, […]

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    Expanding Manufacturing Operations With Custom Equipment Solutions

Expanding Manufacturing Operations With Custom Equipment Solutions

It’s no secret that efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to growing your manufacturing operation. There are different elements that can fuel your company’s growth, some of which include the quality of your products and their manufacturing cost.

While most factories are still using unaltered, standard pieces of machinery, there is a big movement toward custom equipment solutions. In this article, we’ll explore the setbacks of using standard equipment, discuss the benefits of custom machinery, and give you tips on finding a reliable vendor.
The Setbacks of Standard Equipment
The biggest problem with using standard equipment for your […]

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    The CMM Group Releases Industrial Oven and Dryer Buying Guide

The CMM Group Releases Industrial Oven and Dryer Buying Guide

For many manufacturers, the industrial oven or dryer is a trusty piece of equipment that gets the job done day in and day out, applying consistent heat to materials. Truly the workhorse of an organization, a properly maintained oven can last for decades at a manufacturing organization. However, there are numerous occurrences in which your oven may not be as trusty as it once was. Additionally, whether it’s through growth or divestment, your current oven may no longer suit your organization’s needs.

Whether it’s due to age, growth, or a change in the product line, it pays to understand your […]

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    Choosing the Best VOC Abatement Technique for Your Flexographic Printing Operation

Choosing the Best VOC Abatement Technique for Your Flexographic Printing Operation

Despite the fact that the process is extremely dynamic, flexographic printing facilities also face an array of challenges. Maintaining high levels of efficiency on all fronts is critical. However, you need to abide by certain regulations to avoid getting penalized and to reduce its negative effects on the environment.

In this article, we’ll discuss the basics of how flexographic printing works, the impact it has on the environment, and the best VOC abatement technologies for these facilities.
What Is Flexographic Printing?
As the name suggests, flexographic printing is a versatile process that is ideal for large-scale operations. In a nutshell, flexography uses […]