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PLC Control Upgrades for Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs)

August 28, 2019

What is the PLC? 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...

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What is the Difference Between a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer and a Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer?

August 17, 2019

While both are a type of Thermal Oxidizer, the difference between a Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer (RTO) and Recuperative Thermal Oxidizer is how these machines recover heat during the oxidation process. Each technology destroys pollutants by heating the dirty airstream to very high temperatures to destroy the hydrocarbons (VOC) in the airstream. Each utilizes heat recovery to reduce the gas use...

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What Are VOCs, and What is VOC Removal?

July 3, 2019

What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)? Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are necessary compounds used in household chemicals, industrial manufacturing processes, or are byproducts of exhaust from automobiles, aircraft, and small engines. They can be harmful to the environment and to people, and can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, cause severe headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, memory impairment,...

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What To Look For In A Used Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer

March 25, 2019

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. RTOs are the technology of choice today because they achieve the highest VOC destruction with the lowest operating...

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Find Kono Kogs in the 2019 Process Heating Buyers Guide

December 20, 2018

Kono Kogs can now be found in Process Heating’s 2019 Buyers Guide. In print, or online: Process Heating Magazine: Kono Kogs, Inc. Check out our product listings, as well as, spec sheets for our available equipment. Process Heating is an industry leading publication written for engineers. Process Heating magazine publishes technical, how-to info about industrial heating equipment for manufacturing processes.

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Process Heating Article: Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Advances

November 20, 2018

Process Heating Article: Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer Advances 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...

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Save Time + Capital with a Used Thermal Oxidizer

October 11, 2018

Nervous about considering a used thermal oxidizer? At Kono Kogs we understand your concern. At Kono Kogs used pollution control equipment has been our main focus for over 24 years! We start with the best built thermal and regenerative thermal oxidizers and offer them refurbished with a performance warranty and a parts warranty. We’ve been meeting every customer promise for...

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Selecting an Oxidizer

September 6, 2016

Thermal Oxidizer and Catalytic Oxidizer Selection General Selection Guidelines To select the proper technology, it is important to understand how each system destroys volatile organic compounds (VOC). A thermal oxidizer destroys hazardous, toxic chemical waste by oxidizing (breaking the bonds of the hydrocarbon), at high temperature, the emissions contained in a waste airstream. Catalytic oxidizers destroy VOCs in the same...

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