High Powered Plasma Torch
A direct replacement of fossil fuel burners in industrial applications, greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Over 30% of global GHG emissions are derived from the energy-intensive industry sector. The size of this problem necessitates the implementation of mitigation strategies beyond those geared towards energy efficiency. PyroGenesis’ proprietary APT-HP plasma torch presents an environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel burners by producing clean thermal energy from low-carbon electricity for use in industrial applications.
- Reduces GHG emissions by up to 250 tonnes CO2e per GW-h*
- Reduces SOx emissions to zero, eliminating SO2 acid rain contributions
- Reduces VOC and heavy metal emissions to zero, improving air quality for human health
- Reduces operating costs by up to 30%
- Eligible for carbon credits
- Awarded Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label (details here)
*Or 70 kg CO2e per MMBTU when hydro power is available, vs fuel oil
HOW IT WORKS:
The high power of the APT-HP torch generates a plasma plume exceeding 5,000°C and transforms materials to valuable products. The APT-HP offers a lightweight, vortex-stabilized, compact configuration which can be retrofitted into existing installations such as iron ore furnaces* and cement kilns, featuring long electrode life, low maintenance, automated operation, and a high level of safety and reliability.
|Description||Non-transferred DC Arc, button style, Vortex stabilized|
|Length||40’’ to 6 feet (1 – 1.8 m)|
|Power||APT-HP – 200 kW to 2 MW (scalable)|
|Electrode Life||Cathode: up to 1000 hours
Anode: up to 500 hours
|Gas||Air, N2, others available|
|Safety||Electrically isolated torch cover design, lockout system, completely automated system|
|Applications||Iron Ore Pelletization (Patented), Steel Tundish Heating, Cement pre-calciner heating, Metallic Dust
Recovery, MSW Gasification, Incinerator Ash Vitrification, Asbestos Vitrification, Radioactive Waste