Energy-Saving System For Thermal Oxidizers
The Environmental and Energy Systems division of Dürr Systems has developed the Heat Storage Shutdown (HSS) mode, which optimizes the energy savings from almost any off-production regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO). According to the company, this method is significantly more energy efficient than the set-back or idle mode. HSS mode:
- Enables the RTO fan and burner to be shut down while the unit stores its remaining heat energy in the combustion chamber.
- Retains an elevated temperature from which to return to production ready status. Depending on the amount of time the unit is off-line, the combustion temperature only diminishes 300-600°F below set-point.