Case Study 3: Acid Gas Thermal Oxidizer Upgrade

CASE STUDY # 3

ACID GAS THERMAL OXIDIZER UPGRADE

Federal Services was contacted by a major midstream company that needed assistance in rebuilding an acid gas thermal oxidizer.

Objectives:
1. Increase Thru-put of thermal oxidizer
2. Replace burners with higher output and better turn-down ratios
3. Upgrade combustion controls and flame safeguard controls to meet
a. NFPA 87 Guidelines
b. API 556 Guidelines
c. Compliance with EPA Air Quality Standards

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Thermal Oxidizer with end-shot atmospheric burner, incapable of meeting incineration and emissions requirements

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New burners and SIL-3 fuel trains nearing completion

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Combustion air fans for new burners installed

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Modulating rate forced-air burners, SIL-3 fuel trains and combustion air blowers installed

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Dual-burner control panel

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Successful, completed project in service