Emergency Thermal Oxidizer Fabrication

February 10, 2022

Problem

An oil recycler had a failing thermal oxidizer. The internally insulated shell was deteriorating and near failure. Since the sub-systems such as fans, gas train, controls, and dampers were functioning well, a shell-only replacement was the least disruptive option. Lead time was a major concern due to unknown life-expectancy of the shell and the uncertain availability of metal during the 2021 supply chain challenges.

Before
failing thermal oxidizer used by oil recycler

After

Equipment

Thermal Oxidizer 1500
New Shell & Exhaust Stack
1,500 SCFM capacity

Installed
2022

Location
Southwest

Solution

Kono Kogs was entrusted to fabricate, insulate and ship the replacement shell as quickly as possible, in hopes of a 6-8 week delivery. Steel and material needed for the shell manufacturing were secured prior to asking our customer to commit to the purchase. With the significant fabrication capability added at Kono Kogs since early 2021, including many modern forming and cutting machines and the great can-do attitude of our fabrication team, Kono Kogs was confident of success. We are grateful this first-time customer was willing to give us their trust.

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Result

The thermal oxidizer shell was ready to ship in under 6 weeks. This was a significant achievement considering the limited drawing availability for this older system, and the 2021 supply chain challenges. Contact Kono Kogs for your emergency fabrication needs, machine assembly needs, and oxidizer repair & replacement needs.

Equipment / Services provided by Kono Kogs, Inc.
  • Replacement thermal oxidizer combustion chamber
    • Detailed design of all sub-system components
    • Form all components: shell, exhaust stack
    • Mild steel and stainless steel components
    • Base frame
    • Internally insulated for 2200° F operation
  • Emergency/expedited delivery

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About Kono Kogs

Kono Kogs has been refurbishing used thermal oxidizers for over 25 years with over 350 installations in nearly every state in the USA and every continent. We offer full refurbishing of quality-built thermal oxidizers and stand behind them with warranties that match new equipment OEM warranties.