Louisiana Pacific plans installation of Megtec regenerative thermal oxidizer at its 410 mmsf/year Sagola, Michigan, OSB plant; system will control emissions from three rotary drum dryers

Wendy Lisney

Wendy Lisney

Sep 29, 2011 – Megtec Systems

DE PERE, Wisconsin , September 27, 2011 (press release) – MEGTEC Systems, Inc. announces that Louisiana Pacific Corporation will install a MEGTEC CLEANSWITCH® RTO (regenerative thermal oxidizer) at its OSB plant in Sagola, MI, with delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2011. The new CLEANSWITCH RTO system, rated with a design flow of 105,000 wscfm, will handle the off gas from three direct-fired rotary drum dryers.

“The MEGTEC CLEANSWITCH RTO was chosen to replace an outdated competitive system after a detailed analysis of multiple equipment suppliers,” states Rodney Schwartz, Business Director with MEGTEC. “The simplicity of the valve and the energy savings provided by structured media were two advantages of MEGTEC identified by LP.”

Adds Schwartz, “MEGTEC’s ability to control quality and schedule by fabricating the equipment in our plant in De Pere, compared to sub-contracting to outside fabrication shops, ensures the project timeline meets the requirements of LP”.

LP’s Sagola, MI operation has the capacity to produce 410 million square feet of OSB on a 3/8” basis, comprised largely of hardwood furnish.

The CLEANSWITCH RTO offers 97+ percent VOC removal, exceptional operating economy, and maintenance-friendly design as compared to other competing RTO technologies.

MEGTEC Systems, Inc. has a proven reputation for innovation and experience in thermal process management technologies, including Wood Products, with over 4,000 abatement system installations on a global basis. Additional information about MEGTEC’s products and services can be found at www.megtec.com.


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