A Midwest-based metal-can manufacturer will utilize a recently installed regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) for the abatement of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The 6,000-scfm oxidizer, manufactured and supplied by Catalytic Products International (CPI), Lake Zurich, Ill., will control the emissions from two metal-lining machines and associated vertical dryers at the facility. It was designed to control emissions from the existing lines and allow for future process additions. The RTO will destroy VOC emissions with +98.5 percent destruction rate efficiency and a thermal efficiency of 95 percent, allowing for minimal gas consumption and operating costs.

CPI delivered a fully skid-mounted, prepiped and prewired oxidizer with the media installed on a customer-supplied concrete pad. The installation took place in two phases to allow the can manufacturer to construct a building to shelter the RTO and enclosed walkway. This approach ensured that entire system was installed correctly, and the facility was back up and producing product with minimal downtime.