Epcon is a premier custom manufacturer of catalytic oxidizer systems and industrial ovens.
Oxidizers can be configured as either Regenerative Thermal Oxidizers (RTOs), Recuperative Thermal Oxidizers (also RTOs), or Catalytic Oxidizers. But our catalytic configurations are especially intriguing. Our catalytic oxidizers convert process exhaust stream Volatile Organic Compounds into harmless amounts of carbon dioxide, water, and thermal energy which are then safely discharged to the atmosphere. This process is called oxidation. Catalytic oxidation takes place through a chemical reaction between the VOC hydrocarbon molecules and a precious-metal catalyst bed that is internal to the oxidizer system.
A catalyst is a substance used to accelerate the rate of a chemical reaction, allowing the reaction to occur in the temperature range between 275 degrees Celsius and 350 degrees Celsius. This operating temperature is substantially less than straight thermal oxidation, and when combined with a low VOC loading level from the process stream, the system becomes self-sustaining – requiring minimal natural gas to sustain operation. Epcon designs systems to accept various selections of catalyst, and with our own internal catalyst expert we are able to assure correct applications of our systems to suit various process exhaust streams.
Epcon is also a premier custom Industrial Oven manufacturer. Many of our industrial oven systems have been designed to meet the most unique and stringent requirements. In fact, Epcon’s industrial ovens can be found all over the world, functioning virtually maintenance free in almost any industry. Nothing is too complex and no size too big for Epcon. Besides the quality steel construction comprised of inner and outer shells, our ovens separate the shells with 4″ thick, 6lb/ft3 density mineral wool insulation. Our panels are constructed to minimize metal-to-metal contact between inner and outer shells and reduce heat flow from the oven chamber to the exterior surface. At least one gas fired burner located in the combustion chamber, separated from the work chamber, featuring a 1.0 x 106 BTUH burner capacity allows the oven to attain optimum operating temperature in sufficient time. Features include a control power selector switch, a high temperature limit to ensure high temperature safety, a temperature controller to control the burner, a combustion air blower, fan interlock, and power supply.