Heat Transfer Media targets RTOs in ethanol Industry.

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Available in standard ceramic or glaze-resistant construction, 1 in. FLEXISADDLE(TM) LPD® features high open area and aerodynamic design that results in low pressure drop and efficient heat transfer, optimizing capacity of regenerative thermal oxidizers in ethanol industry. Ceramic, 3-rib structure limits nesting and withstands chamber loading, minimizing dead areas that collect particulate.



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Koch Knight LLC Introduces Flexisaddle(TM) LPD® Heat Transfer Media For RTO Applications In The Ethanol Industry



Offers 20 percent lower pressure drop than standard saddle media

ANTON, Ohio. - Koch Knight LLC, a leading innovator in corrosion proof materials and environmental heat transfer equipment, introduces FLEXISADDLE(TM) LPD® (Low Pressure Drop) 1" heat transfer media for regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) in the ethanol industry. FLEXISADDLE LPD provides low pressure drop and efficient heat transfer in a strong mechanical configuration, and it is ideal for applications where particulate build up has limited the service life of other media types in the past.

The high open area and aerodynamic design of the FLEXISADDLE LPD heat transfer media results in over 20% lower pressure drop than standard saddle media designs for the same heat transfer efficiency. The unique 3-rib design improves heat transfer through more efficient use of the media's surface area.

The FLEXISADDLE LPD provides a cost-effective solution for increasing RTO capacity and efficiency. The significant pressure drop savings offer the RTO designer lower fan costs or smaller units. For RTO operators, a retrofit with FLEXISADDLE LPD media will provide additional capacity or electrical savings with their current fan configuration.

In the ethanol industry, RTOs are instrumental in maintaining air quality standards by processing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into safe water vapor. FLEXISADDLE LPD is an effective and more cost efficient heat transfer material for these RTOs, compared to alternative structured packing, as it requires less start up time and costs three to five times less.

The strong, ceramic, 3-rib structure limits nesting and withstands rugged chamber loading better than other open design random media. FLEXISADDLE LPD thereby minimizes dead areas that collect particulate. As a result, particulate build-up is reduced by up to 40 percent, which translates into significantly longer operation between burn outs, wash outs, and change outs of the media.

FLEXISADDLE LPD is available in standard ceramic or in a high-performance glaze resistant construction that provides longer product life in applications at risk for alkali-glazing. In addition to FLEXISADDLE LPD, Koch Knight also offers a variety of high capacity structured media for the environmental market.

About Koch Knight LLC

Koch Knight LLC has been a leading innovator in corrosion proof materials and environmental heat transfer equipment for more than 25 years. A manufacturer and installer of acid-proof materials, equipment and environmental media worldwide, Koch Knight is a true one-stop shop for the most demanding corrosion resistant, mass transfer and heat transfer requirements. The company is a corrosion resistance leader in non-metallic products, engineering and construction services, which create value in its customers' corrosive process and environmental applications.

Based in East Canton, Ohio, Koch Knight LLC is a Koch Chemical Technology Group, LLC company. For more information, visit www.kochknight.com, call 1-330-488-1651 or write to info@kochknight.com.

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