In continuation with last week’s discussion on regulations required in the chemical industry, incineration is another way to bring exhaust emissions in line with regulations.

A flame ionization detector at the outlet of the oxidizer ensures that it does not exceed emission levels into the atmosphere. In addition, by using two flame ionization detectors (one on the incinerator’s input and one on the output) you can measure and compare hydrocarbon concentrations before and after processing, indicating efficiency.

Depending on the type of operating permit, the use of a FID may also allow the oxidizer’s operating temperature to be reduced to more economical levels. Direct online measurement provides proof of complete destruction, even at lower temperatures.

  • Control Instruments’ flame ionization detectors are industrial grade analyzers that measure the emissions of total hydrocarbons and VOC’s in the parts per million range. The Model SNR650 is a high temperature unit that mounts directly onto the process ductwork, eliminating sample handling problems and resulting in fast and easy installation, low maintenance, less downtime and very fast total system response.

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