SOURCE: Despatch Industries

Despatch Industries

April 20, 2011 02:00 ET

Despatch Industries Sees Significant Growth in Orders for VOC Thermal Oxidizer Upgrade Package

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - Despatch Industries, a leading technology and equipment provider for the solar industry, announces that in the last six months, the company has received orders to upgrade more than 1.2GW of its installed base of CF Series firing and drying furnaces with VOC Thermal Oxidizers. Despatch's patent-pending VOC Thermal Oxidizers offer customers a cleaner and more efficient method of processing the volatile organic compounds that are byproducts of the firing and drying process, while improving overall system uptime and eliminating VOC-related maintenance.

"As customers focus on maximizing factory output, reducing maintenance and streamlining operations, Despatch's VOC Thermal Oxidizer has quickly gained in popularity with our entire installed base of firing and drying furnace users. New equipment sales that include the VOC Thermal Oxidizer option have demonstrated its value in production and generated a lot of interest from customers with existing equipment," states Matt Benson, Despatch Industries Global Service Network Manager. "The VOC Thermal Oxidizer upgrade is installed by our global service team, on any existing Despatch firing and drying furnace and our customer can be back in production in less than twenty four hours. The rapid growth in orders for upgrades to our installed base of firing and drying furnaces is further validation that our customers look to us not only for innovative new products, but also for value-added upgrades to existing lines."

Despatch's patent-pending VOC Thermal Oxidizers utilize a safe and efficient conversion process that uses the heat and effluent from the dryer, in conjunction with conditions optimized for the drying process to convert dangerous, hard to handle byproducts into clean air. The company's oxidizing process provides customers with over 99 percent VOC destruction efficiency and a rapid return on investment due to the equipment's maintenance-free design. The VOC Thermal Oxidizer is a clean alternative to more primitive VOC abatement systems as it eliminates the need to handle and dispose of dangerous volatiles extracted in the drying process and does not cause contamination in facility ductwork.

Despatch Industries is the global leader in producing innovative, next generation tools and technology for the solar cell manufacturing industry. The company's regional offices and complete global service network allow Despatch to provide local sales and product support to all customers worldwide. Despatch equipment is consistently recognized for exceptional performance and process quality, optimal cell efficiency, maximum uptime and reduced operating costs.

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