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.
A core service that sets Kono Kogs apart from other RTO resellers is our ability to not only replace old or outdated oxidizers – we also offer removal of the existing oxidizer! When the timing of shipping and installation don’t align with your current operational schedule, we can help. We can prepare your RTO for outdoor storage until you’re ready to install. We also offer RTO shipping to anywhere in the United States and Canada – just contact us and let us know the details of your situation.
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.