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Reducing abatement costs in 3 steps - optimise dryers, profile emissions, abatement management

In order to get the best technical and commercial solution, there are three important steps to achieve compliance cost-effectively…

Dryer Optimisation - Step 1

Emissions Profiling - Step 2

Abatement Management - Step 3


Dryer Optimisation - Step 1

It is important to start by optimising the abatement load at source. Optimised dryers reduce the size/running cost of abatement plant.

Examples of dryer optimisation, installed by EPM (click on any image to open the picture gallery)

Dryer optimisation of a Rotomec Gravure by EPM reduced exhaust by up to 80% Dryer optimisation of a 6-colour flexo by EPM reduced exhaust by up to 60%

At this time bypass dampers are installed to divert the air automatically to atmosphere or abatement. A central header is installed to a position of the abatement plant to allow emissions profiling.

Emissions Profiling - Step 2

The design of the abatement plant must be tailored to the process loading for the best operating efficiency. Production loading on abatement plant can vary greatly with run time, number of colours, cover, etc. The common emissions are measured for airflow and solvent over a normal period of production levels for typically 6-8 weeks. This becomes the basis of designing abatement.

Emissions profiling examples (click on any image to open the picture gallery).

A central duct to an RTO by EPM A central header duct with bypass exhausts by EPM A central duct with bypass stack by EPM A central duct to an RTO by EPM Parallel exhaust ducts to RTO and atmosphere by EPM Bypass exhaust stacks by EPM An Optima damper control panel by EPM on an W&H flexo press

Monitor emissions after dryer optimisation to profile abatement load.

Abatement Management - Step 3

When it comes to deciding on a major capital spend, Clients generally understand production and not abatement and are often confused with different advice. Our aim is to help Clients with the specification, ordering, installation commissioning and testing.

We are independent of any abatement manufacturer and so give impartial advice to allow Clients to make objective decisions.

Some examples of abatement managed successfully by EPM (click on any image to open the picture gallery).

An RTO with solvent concentrator project managed by EPM An RTO project managed by EPM befitting from optimisation An RTO project managed by EPM befitting from optimisation An RTO project managed by EPM befitting from optimisation Example: An RTO project managed with main ducting by EPM. An RTO project managed by EPM befitting from optimisation

Our aim is help Clients through to a cost-effective solution which is appropriate to their needs. Clearly, for most clients the priority is the capital cost of the plant itself. However, there are many other factors to consider when selecting a supplier:-

  1. Running costs - gas and power
  2. Abatement technology
  3. Future expansion
  4. Efficiency at full range of loads
  5. Destruction efficiency to meet emission limits
  6. Normative design and safety standards
  7. Stack height calculations
  8. The manufacturer (experience, back-up, servicing, etc)
  9. Lead time
  10. Spatial requirement
  11. Requirements for services
  12. Inclusions/exclusions in proposals

EPM can help in the following ways with installation:-

  1. Conceptual designs with budgets and projected running costs
  2. Local Authority IPPC Permits
  3. Assessing future plans and loads
  4. Budget control
  5. Preparing specification
  6. Assessing and explaining proposals
  7. Helping Clients make an objective and informed selection
  8. Assistance to Clients placing order direct with the Supplier
  9. Planning
  10. Overseeing design development stages
  11. HAZOP Analysis
  12. Supervising, Installation and Commissioning
  13. Balancing the process exhausts to the abatement
  14. Emissions testing (VOC, CO & NOx) to prove compliance
  15. Energy efficiency testing

Then annually...

Stack monitoring - EPM Stack monitoring (VOC, CO & NOx) to prove compliance COSHH assessments - EPM COSHH Assessments
LEL calibration - EPM Calibration, LEL gas monitors General service and maintenance - EPM General service and maintenance


Dryer optimisation of print presses and solvent VOC abatement by EPM
in the Print Industry provides a cost-effective solution.

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