PLC stands for programmable logic controller. When programming a regenerative thermal oxidizer, there are two interfaces that you’ll encounter. First, there is the human machine interface, or HMI, and then there is the programmable logic controller, or PLC. Together, the RTO uses both traditional human input and machine learning (i.e., programmable logic) to provide flexibility, added performance, and added control to the Thermal Oxidation process. PLCs are the brains of the RTO, instructing and initiating operation of the components of the system, based on feedback from the sensors on the RTO system.
While both are a type of Thermal Oxidizer, the difference between a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) and Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer is how these machines use heat recovery during the oxidation process. RTOs combine hot exhaust gas with cool gas and passes this mixture through several heat exchanger chambers, typically made out of ceramic. A Recuperative Oxidizer passes exhaust through air-to-air heat exchangers that heat cool gas.
Buying a Used or Replacement RTO – What Questions Should Be Asked?
A Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (often referred to as RTO) destroys pollutants like Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and odorous emissions that are often discharged during industrial processes.
In an article published in the November 2018 issue of Process Heating Magazine we discuss the recent, proven advances seen in regenerative thermal oxidizer technology. Enjoy the article and call us with any questions. We would very much like to help you find an economical solution to your emission control needs: Repair, Upgrade or Replacement.
In any business, running efficiently and effectively is the key to success. An investment to address Pollution Control needs can literally make or break a company. Selecting the right equipment for your application is not difficult, however, a technology with a low capital cost can have operating costs and maintenance that will be an anchor for years to come.
At Kono Kogs our goal is to ensure that your facility is able to safely and effectively treat process emissions, such as VOCs and HAPs, at a reasonable cost. That’s why we offer a large inventory of warranty-backed, used and refurbished Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers. Our inventory is the largest in North America, and our 22 years of exceeding expectations have set us apart for reliability- we understand this is rare for used equipment suppliers, but we simply think that is the right way to do business.
Selecting the appropriate air pollution control equipment for a particular industry can be challenging to say the least. Though companies are experts in their field, they are usually not experts in regard to air pollution control equipment. That’s where Kono Kogs comes in. Our staff has over 75 years of experience applying, designing, installing and reconditioning thermal oxidizer systems, including: Read More