Recuperative Thermal Oxidizers are complex incineration systems that employ shell and tube heat exchangers, boilers, or hot oil heaters to recover energy from high temperature flue gases. These systems can utilize a recuperative cycle to minimize fuel gas consumption, allowing for economical operation. Moreover, this type of equipment is ideal for sensitive areas that require heat recovery, extremely low emissions, minimal noise, and smokeless combustion. Catalytic and combination thermal/catalytic versions of this equipment are also available from Flare Industries.
Hydrogen sulfide or H2S is a lethal gas generated in refineries, petrochemical plants, and gas handling facilities. Sulfur recovery units produce tail gas that contain relatively substantial amounts of H2S. Flare Industries designs a special type of thermal oxidizer, designed to eliminate the H2S components, while inhibiting the creation of corrosive acid by-products. Systems of this nature typically include dispersion stacks in efforts to disperse trace H2S and SO2 particles. These highly efficient systems significantly reducing the impact of environmentally offensive compounds.