Address: Bedriftsveien 25, N-4313 Sandnes, Norway
Contact Person: Dr Jon Are Beukes
Telefon: +47 5160 2200
Fax: +47 5160 2201
We are pleased to announce that after many years of successful collaboration with the ModuPower™ High Frequency Switch Mode Power Supply technology, Applied Plasma Physics AS (APP) and Schenck Process, with its daughter company Stock Equipment, have now combined their expertise effective 23rd December 2013. APP continues its business in Norway under the Schenck Process Norge AS and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Schenck Process Holding GmbH.
The integration of APP into the Schenck Process Group will not only bring the company a new name, but also considerable competitive advantages by consolidating their position as a supplier of ModuPower™, and other environmental solutions based on non-thermal plasma and UV, into a global network of facilities and expert associates across many industries. We have also strengthened our presence in the market by expanding our international footprint, and we will have more opportunities to support our customers and business partners in the ongoing development of their processes. Our new organization is able to provide a wider and more diverse range of services than ever before.
Our customers and business partners are the single most important focus for us, and we write to inform you of these recent changes due to your existing relationship with Schenck Process, Stock or APP. As one of our valuable partners, you will clearly benefit from this development, and we will continue to serve you in the best possible way.
Innovative solutions for coal- and biomass-fired power plants, electric utility and process industry
Bulk material handling in coal-fired power plants and all associated sectors of industry is big business. The work is highly sought after, fiercely bargained for and stable – in terms of future-proofing. The market-leading solutions for weighing, feeding and automating in the field come from Schenck Process whose products are amongst the most reliable in the industry.
The well-engineered IBS Power product range includes everything from components to complete systems for bulk material handling at all process stages in the power plant industry.
Proven a million times over in real life
Schenck Process systems transport, screen and feed several million tons of raw materials a year. We can handle everything from coal, limestone, biomass and other alternative fuels to by-products from power plants such as ash and gypsum, by land or sea, by rail or road.
Efficient. Safe. Precise
For our customers around the world, Schenck Process systems and components are a guarantee of maximum reliability and precision; for every boiler type and a very wide range of material properties.
Schenck Process sets new quality and environmental standards
In order to reduce NOx and CO² emissions in power plants, the flow of fuel and subsequent optimum combustion are crucial. Our range of gravimetric feed systems deliver precise feeding providing a safe, reliable and consistent material flow thus ensuring smooth production, increased efficiency and shorter downtimes. The gravimetric feed systems from Schenck Process are therefore the most commonly used and most well-known fuel feeders in the modern power plant sector.
The increasing use of biomass to provide low carbon, cost effective and reliable renewable power requires handling systems that minimise dust to provide a clean and safe environment. By using proven pneumatic conveying technology that has been successfully used over many years and recently installed in one of the largest power stations in Europe, Schenck Process are able to use this expertise on other Biomass conversion projects for the Power Industry worldwide.
Schenck Process environmental controls equipment offers solutions to address filterable particulate matter emissions. Our products lower baseline emission rates, reduce emissions during transient operating conditions and manage changes in inlet grain loading, fuel chemistry and gas flow.
We operate worldwide, wherever we’re needed.
Through our numerous global locations, we are able to provide local resources to support the individual requirements of our customers. Schenck Process provides expertise from concept development through the life of our equipment. We are able to meet special customer needs while maintaining excellent customer service around the world.
ModuPower™ is a modular SMPS concept where a unit may be tailored to fit your individual need for secondary voltage and current while still being a standard piece of equipment.
The modularity has an inherent fault tolerance as the ModuPower™ can continue to operate with single module failures.
Liquid cooling for all power components; IGBT’s, inductors and High Voltage transformers. This is the solution generally accepted as the most efficient and rugged method for cooling power electronics.
Switch Mode Power Supplies – SMPS – High Frequency power supplies
SMPS are the most efficient alternative for energizing ESP’s due to small output ripple, extremely fast spark recovery and superior energy efficiency.
- Competitive pricing and reduced service cost gives lower cost of operation
- Easy installation and exchange
- Modularity considerably shortens outage time
- Increased particle collection reduces wear and tear on fans, scrubbers etc
Increased ESP performance
- Improve efficiency up to 95% compared to T/R’s
- Enhanced fine particulate capture
- Designed to match the need for any ESP field configuration
- Upgrades your existing filter to meet tomorrow’s requirements for fine particulate removal
Basic difference between SMPS and T/R
Using SMPS technology to energize electrostatic precipitators enhances both total collection efficiency and fine particulate collection. This is achieved mainly due to the almost ripple-free high voltage signal provided by a high frequency power supply, where a traditional Transformer/Rectifier (T/R) will have a ripple similar to the low frequency – 50/60 hz – of the mains input. A direct comparision of voltage levels shows that SMPS energisation provides a higher average voltage and thus more power to the ESP.
Air pollution control
Around the world companies are facing steadily increasing demands to limit hazardous or odourous emissions from their production facilities. The institutions of the EPA in the United States and the IPPC in Europe are evidence of a new political climate. Regulations for permitting production now normally require assessors to consider potential odour and pollution impacts when reviewing applications.
As a result of urban sprawl, many production plants, originally sited at a distance from the population, now find themselves surrounded by housing. Local communities have also become more willing to use the available laws of nuisance in taking legal action against owners and operators of odour and pollution sources. Specific limits for concentrations of particulate matter and in many areas for odour have also made this type of action more likely to succeed.
All indications are that these trends are likely to continue into the future.
At APP, we don’t only provide drastic removal of odour and dust, we also put our science and energy to do so in the most environment friendly way.
State of the art odour and particle abatement technology for the food & feed and tobacco industries
The APP Odour and Dust Abatement System is recognized as Best Available Technique (BAT) in IPPC for Odour Abatement. The system efficiencies has been demonstrated globally in a wide variety of industrial applications. It offers a low investment cost and very low operation and maintenance cost, together with verifiable odour removal efficiencies.
Increasingly, food & feed manufacturers are being required to address the issue of release of odour and harmful contaminants into the surrounding community. Local communities, special interest groups and government legislation all bring pressure to factories to minimize real or perceived risks of contamination. There are no universally applied standards for odour or Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions, and to provide solutions that fit specific factory needs can be challenging. There is no single solution but understanding the food manufacturers problems certainly helps a great deal.
In recent years, there have been numerous changes regarding where production facilities are situated. Factory closures and relocation of manufacturing units has become commonplace. At the same time urban sprawl has resulted in residential areas being built closer to previously remote industrial areas. Another pressure companies face is meeting local environmental needs. So what does the industry need from its odour abatement equipment? This is a complex question and the answer needs to include:
- A compact design minimizing space requirements
- End of pipe solution
- Low running cost
- Minimal maintenance
- Ability to operate at normal food manufacturing temperatures, to avoid cooling costs
- High odour removal efficiency
- No chemical additions and need to maintain chemistry
- No liquid effluent waste
- Instant on/off – no warm up time
- Modular construction, ease of relocation if change of production location and ease the ability to add on modules according to required capacity
- Competitive capital cost
Odour Abatement – A friendly neighbourhood
APP provides cutting edge solutions that can clean odours and particulate emissions; minimizing attention from neighbours and ensuring compliance with local ordinances. By installing APP solution at an early stage, companies can avoid costly and damaging high profile conflicts. Managers and personnel can then focus their attention on efficient production and the need for potentially much higher investments at a later stage can often be avoided.
Cleansing principles and emissions to the atmosphere:
The general cleansing principles used in the APP non-thermal plasma technology, are to accelerate the natural destruction of the chemical composition in the process emission. Hence, there are no by-products created from the cold plasma process. The reaction chambers also function as compact electrostatic precipitators, removing dust and particulates. Due to the low energy level in the reaction zone, the APP system is not able to „produce“ any harmful by-products.
An oxidation process takes place in the plasma reactor, and causes the odour reduction to happen. Radicals generated inside the reactor initiate this process. Most of these radicals are all short lived and will be consumed before emitted out of the unit. Some O³-radicals (ozone) may however be emitted out of the unit and will contribute to a post-reaction in the ducting leading the emission to the exit point. During commissioning, O³ emission will be verified to be well below existing standards.
Dust Abatement: Highly effective Dust filters
The APP reaction chamber not only create a plasma zone, they also possess a very high electrical field strength and thereby act as a very efficient compact electrostatic precipitator (ESP). This means that any particulate matter and dust passing through the chambers will be strongly attracted to the sides and be removed from the gas flow. Measurements have shown that the system is very effective in removing fine dust and submicron particles of 2,5 micron (PM2,5) and below.