Lacie Arthur

NEW YORK (Feb. 6, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2019 Year in Review outlining major accomplishments and environmental progress during the Trump administration.

Lacie Arthur

EPCON Awarded a New Patent

EPCON Awarded a New Patent One of Epcon’s advantages is building Ovens and Oxidizer combinations, and we recently were awarded a patent, # 10,487,283 for one shared Oxidizer for two Coil Coating Paint line Ovens, Prime and Finish.

Ayan Rakshit

ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION ON THE HILL

ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION ON THE HILL
Epcon’s  attended the Aluminum Association annual member meeting –Aluminum: The Sustainable Choice – in Washington D.C. It was three big days of high-level networking, dynamic speakers, committee work, panel discussions and more. Association members visited dozens of offices on Capitol Hill during the week to promote our Aluminum Agenda policy roadmap.
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https://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/outreach/international-trade-webinar-series.html

Celebrating Manufacturers and the Resources They Use for Growing Global Sales

Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Access Manufacturers Day Webinar Presentation

Access Manufacturers Day Webinar Link – Youtube

Manufacturers Day Webinar Transcript

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How Epcon’s Equipment Can Enhance Your Facility’s Finishing Systems

Epcon has been supporting finishing systems for facilities performing tasks such as cleaning (wash lines – multi-stage washers), painting and coating (paint booths) and curing (industrial ovens) for over 40 years. Epcon has perfected the use of its technology, components, and engineering experience for manufacturing air pollution control equipment in creating industrial finishing products that take advantage of our patented heat recovery systems.

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What is a Thermal Catalytic Oxidizer?

A thermal catalytic oxidizer is a thermal oxidation system–such as a regenerative thermal oxidizer or a recuperative thermal oxidizer–where a catalyst is added to the process to transform the exhaust for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) into CO2, water and excess heat which are safely released into the atmosphere.

Catalytic oxidizer setup

Basically, this catalyst allows the VOCs and HAPs to be processed at a lower temperature which saves the customer a significant amount of money because they don’t have to buy the extra fuel and time necessary to heat the system to the much higher temperature to destroy them.

This can be a tricky process though. Catalysts must be carefully selected to work with specific compounds and the amounts of those compounds present in the process stream. If the process stream changes somehow, either by adding some other compound to the process stream, or adding more or less of the selected compounds to be treated into the process stream, the catalyst might not be as effective and can even fail to transform the contaminants at all.

Getting the Right Mix for a Thermal Catalytic Oxidizer

As you can see, adding a catalyst to a thermal oxidizer requires a lot of specialized knowledge and engineering skill to set up an effective thermal oxidizer system that destroys the VOCs and HAPs quickly, completely and at the lowest possible cost.

Catalytic oxidizer site

At Epcon, our project engineers can help select the best possible setup–whether it is a recuperative thermal oxidizer, a regenerative thermal oxidizer, or some other configuration–to process the VOCs. Because Epcon’s engineers have experience working with catalyst manufacturers all over the world, they know how to pair the right catalyst with the right thermal oxidizer equipment to help reduce your operating costs.

Many thermal oxidizers are designed without the use catalysts, as the cost to install and replace the catalyst in the system can be very expensive. However, sometimes a catalyst is necessary or produces the optimal solution to a unique process stream.  Our engineers carefully assess the process and application, and then evaluate all options through engineering and cost studies to determine if a catalytic thermal oxidizer is the best solution for the customer’s operating needs.

Looking to Add a Catalyst to Your Thermal Oxidizer Setup?

Contact one of our thermal oxidizer engineering experts at (936) 273-3300, email us at epcon@epconlp.com, or complete our simple online contact form, to get the information you need. With over 40 years of thermal oxidizer design experience, Epcon knows how to select and engineer the perfect thermal oxidizer equipment and catalyst combination to minimize the cost of your air pollution control system.

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What is an Industrial Conveyor Oven and What is It Used For?

An industrial conveyor oven is an industrial batch oven that moves the product to be processed through it on a conveyor system. Both industrial batch ovens and conveyor ovens do the same things: drying, powder coating finishing, heat treating, curing adhesives or coatings, and many other processes, however a customer might choose to get an industrial conveyor oven for some of these reasons:

Industrial conveyor oven

High Volume Production

Demand for your product has grown so much that manufacturing your product one batch at a time is inefficient or is creating a bottleneck in the manufacturing process. It takes a lot of time to load, heat, cool and unload the product in a batch oven. An industrial conveyor oven allows the product to “flow through” the system. This often results in significant energy cost savings because of the waste involved with heating a batch oven, then allowing it to cool down and repeating the process.

Reduce Human Error and Improve Product Quality

Adding an industrial conveyor oven into an existing production line can significantly reduce and possibly even eliminate the need for an operator to be involved with the process. This may reduce operator errors and create a more consistent quality of product.

Features of Industrial Conveyor Ovens

Since there are thousands of different products requiring thousands of different heat-treatment processes, it is safe to say that most industrial conveyor ovens are unique.

The unique conveyor ovens need customized planning and design to assure that you get the results you want from your production process. Some of the customizations may include:

  • Custom racks or hanging fixtures – These are highly customized in order to help keep the product in place during the heating process.
  • Conveyors – There are several different ways to move your product through the industrial oven. Overhead conveyors, wire-mesh belts, and pusher dog-chain assemblies are just a few of the methods that can be incorporated to help move your product through the heating process.
  • Guillotine doors – Help manage temperature within the oven.

Get the Best in Industrial Conveyor Oven Design at Epcon Industrial

At Epcon, we have over 40 years of experience in industrial oven design. Reach out to one of our industrial oven design experts today by completing our simple online Get a Quote form, call us at (936) 273-3300, or send us an email at epcon@epconlp.com.