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2/27/2004

Flammability Analyzers

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The cost of natural gas used for heating process ovens and dryers can be substantial.

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The cost of natural gas used for heating process ovens and dryers can be substantial. The use of PrevEx Flammability Analyzers is said to be able to lower oven and dryer heating costs in processes that use solvents. The installation of analyzers allows the implementation of several money-saving steps: a reduction of ventilation air without affecting existing production rates or violating the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) safety directives; an increase in production speed without increasing existing air or fuel costs; compound savings by reusing, rather than expelling, some of a hot exhaust stream back into an oven zone; reduction of oven exhaust rates to lower the demand on VOC destruction oxidizers; benefits can range from a simple reduction of heated ventilation air to a combination of both reduced heating and increased production. This can result in dramatic fuel savings.

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