50,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer with Air-Water Heat Recovery System

Recently, an automotive interior/exterior supplier on the east coast came to TANN looking for an engineering solution to their future expansions. The customer had two regenerative thermal oxidizers that were installed in 2000 and another installed in 2011, and knew that over the next two years they would be adding ovens to increase capacity by 50,000 SCFM. TANN Corporation sent an engineer to evaluate the existing pollution control equipment and determine the best solution for this customer.Upon completion of the engineering study, TANN engineers designed a custom RTO to run in tandem with their existing pollution control equipment. Because of the high thermal efficiency of this unit, during high solvent load situations, the oxidizer will go into self-sustain mode. During self-sustain mode, the natural gas burner on the RTO shuts off, and the energy released from the VOC combustion provides enough energy to keep the oxidizer above the operating set point.

TANN engineers designed this regenerative thermal oxidizer with a puff-capture system and heat recovery in the form of an air-to-water recovery coil in the clean exhaust. The puff-capture system redirects flow during valve shifts to capture the puff of dirty air that comes from two tank regenerative thermal oxidizers. This system eliminates visible emissions and generally increases the destruction efficiency of the RTO above 99%. The heat recovery system was designed to recover 5,000,000 btus/hr to be used for building heat and preheating make-up oven air. The heat recovery system will pay itself off in less than 2 years.


Installed 50,000 SCFM Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer with Heat Recovery

TANN Corporation, Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer with air-to-water Heat Recovery, Regenerative thermal oxidizer with puff-capture system, Picture during operation, RTO in Massachusetts





TANN Corporation to Attend International Converting Exhibition 2017

From April 25th to 27th of 2017, TANN Corporation will be attending the International Converting Exhibition in Orlando, Florida. You can find us at booth 1209 at the Orange County Exhibition Center. This year there are projected to be more than 300 exhibiting companies and thousands of visitors at the three day event. Along with stopping by our booth, there are also plenty of free and paid education sessions that visitors can attend.


Why TANN Corporation?

We are happy to help if you’re looking to buy a new regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO), considering lowering operating costs with heat recovery, or simply interested in modern air pollution control equipment. Whether your project is still just a concept on the whiteboard or if you’re looking to buy something this year, we can get you started. Our sales engineers are ready to help design a system that best fits your unique needs.


InPrint USA

This year the exhibition is co-locating with the InPrint USA industrial show. This is the first year InPrint has held an event in the United States and the combination of the two should create a great synergy for exhibitors and visitors alike.


For more information about the International Converting Exhibition, check out their website or the floor plan.

For more information about TANN Corporation, check out our website or feel free to contact us.

International Converting Exhibition Logo





TANN Corporation to Sponsor Converters Expo 2017

For the 3rd year in a row, TANN Corporation is happy to sponsor the Converters Expo at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. Last year, the expo had over 650 buyers and 100 vendors from all facets of the converting industry. This year is the 10th anniversary and is expected to be even bigger than last year.

The opening reception, which TANN is sponsoring, is on March 22nd from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Packer Hall of Fame. If we don’t get a chance to see you there, the main event of the expo runs from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on March 23rd in the Lambeau Atrium, where you can find us at booth 53.



For more information about the Converters Expo, check out their website or the floor plan.

For more information about TANN Corporation, check out our website or feel free to contact us.









TANN Corporation Ships 12,000 SCFM RTO

In August 2016, TANN Corporation shipped a regenerative thermal oxidizer rated for 12,000 SCFM to a customer in the Midwest. The customer needed a thermal oxidizer to replace their old recuperative thermal oxidizer. This new pollution control equipment allowed them to continue to control plant emissions. Recuperative thermal oxidizers have benefits, such as being able to handle silicon or corrosive environments, but neither of these are issues for this customer. By switching to a regenerative thermal oxidizer, the customer will save money on energy costs as well as on maintenance; with this upgrade, the customer will save nearly $90,000/year in natural gas costs alone.

TANN Corporation engineered this RTO to handle a high solvent load coming from the customer’s coating lines. The new oxidizer was skid mounted and tested at our headquarters in Kaukauna, WI thus requiring minimal time for installation and startup once it was delivered to the customer. This RTO began to receive process air in September 2016.


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