Supplier Spotlight: How Tutco Heating Solutions Group is Helping Manufacturers with Electrification and Decarbonization

Supplier Spotlight: How Tutco Heating Solutions Group is Helping Manufacturers with Electrification and Decarbonization

Tutco-Farnam designs and manufactures process heaters that are ideal for industrial applications looking to make the jump to electric heat. As a planet we are transitioning to a more sustainable, low-carbon future at an accelerated rate. This acceleration is due to both corporate green initiatives and government regulations.  Our partners at Tutco, view Electrification and Decarbonization in three categories: Green Electrification, Efficiency Improvements and Alternative Fuels.  As a manufacturer of electric heat, they are focused on this journey to sustainability. Read on to learn more about how their innovative heating solutions are helping manufacturers through this transition.

Electric heaters used in thermal oxidizers

A thermal oxidizer, also known as a thermal incinerator or thermal oxidizer, serves as a pivotal unit for air pollution control within numerous manufacturing facilities. Its core function involves breaking down hazardous gases at elevated temperatures, subsequently releasing them into the atmosphere. Thermal oxidizers find widespread use in eliminating hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from industrial air streams. These pollutants are primarily hydrocarbon-based and are chemically oxidized to form CO2 and H2O through thermal combustion. The efficiency of thermal oxidizer design hinges on three key factors: temperature, residence
time, and turbulence. The temperature must be sufficiently high to ignite the waste gas. In pursuit of near-complete destruction of hazardous gases, most fundamental oxidizers operate at significantly elevated temperature thresholds. Unfortunately, this often translates to unnecessary energy consumption, leading to unnecessary waste.

A noticeable transition is unfolding from direct-fired natural gas to electric heat, driven by the dual objectives of enhancing control and reducing carbon footprints. Our Flow Torch™ Family of Products emerges as the optimal solution for this transformative endeavor. The Flow Torch™ products are uniquely suited for elevating industrial heating endeavors involving substantial airflows. These process heaters present a suite of distinct advantages that propel them to the forefront of the field. With their
low-profile design, Flow Torch heaters minimize airflow obstruction, ensuring minimal pressure drop and making them an optimal choice for systems reliant on low-pressure blowers. Embracing high-volume airflows, these heaters efficiently heat air to temperatures as high as 482°C (900°F). The versatility of these heaters extends to their seamless compatibility with suitable flexible duct or pipe fittings, facilitating easy integration a variety of applications.

To learn more about Flow Torch make sure to check out the below video.

Have questions or need help identifying the right fit for your application requirements? The team at Sure Controls is happy to assist. You can reach us at [email protected] or call us directly at 800-844-8405.


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