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B&W MEGTEC Awarded Contract To Supply Industrial Air Pollution Control Technology

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September 1st, 2017

The VOC abatement system features regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) systems for both press and drying operations for Swiss Krono

Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC (B&W MEGTEC), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox (B&W), has been awarded a contract to supply emission control equipment to a fiberboard manufacturing plant in South Carolina.


B&W MEGTEC will design, fabricate and supply two CleanSwitch® regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO) systems to Buettner Energie-und Trocknungstechnik, Germany, for use at Swiss Krono Group’s manufacturing facility in Barnwell, S.C. The RTOs will control volatile organic compounds created during the fiberboard manufacturing process.


The first RTO system will consist of four modules controlling emissions from the fiber drying process. The second RTO system will consist of a single module to control emissions from the board press.


“The CleanSwitch RTO delivers high-efficiency VOC destruction and features our patented switch valve, which virtually eliminates pressure spikes,” said Rodney Schwartz, vice president-global sales. “This innovative design makes the CleanSwitch the optimum solution for VOC abatement of the drying process, where pressure fluctuations can be detrimental to dryer balance/control. The dryer RTO system will abate 235,000 WSCFM from the process, while the press RTO will abate 73,000 WSCFM from the press operations.”


“We thank Buettner for the opportunity to supply our advanced environmental equipment for this project,” said Leslie Kass, senior vice president, B&W Industrial. “There is currently a significant need in numerous industries for the wide range of environmental solutions B&W MEGTEC supplies and we’re pleased to be able to help our customers with the challenges they face.”


Engineering work on the project is currently underway. B&W MEGTEC is scheduled to deliver the equipment in the fourth quarter of 2017. The CleanSwitch units are being manufactured at the B&W MEGTEC facility in De Pere, Wis.



Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC, a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox, designs, engineers, manufactures and services sophisticated air pollution control systems, and coating and drying equipment for the industrial sector.


About B&W

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets, and has been transforming our world for 150 years. B&W companies employ approximately 5,000 people worldwide. learn more at www.babcock.com.


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