FALCO 300 Catalytic Oxidizer Energy Use and Performance Calculator

ENTER CONDITIONS IN BOXES BELOW:        
Name of Compound
Only change if 'CUSTOM DEFINED' IN DROP DOWN BOX 
Heating Value of Compound BTU/lb
Custom Defined Heating Value(BTU/lb)
Molecular Weight of Compound
Custom Defined Molecular Weight
Inlet temperature °C (Blower Discharge Temp)
T1 Setpoint (Heater) °C
Inlet Flow SCFM (100-350 SCFM)
Inlet Concentration PPMV
Electric Power Cost cents/kWh
             
RESULTS:            
Mass Flow rate of Vapor lb/hr
  lb/min  
Heat Rate from Vapor BTU/hr  
  BTU/min  
Catalyst Exit Temp (T2) °C 
Catalyst Temp Rise (ΔT) °C 
Estimated Stack Temp °C 
lb/hr **Maximum concentration and vapor loading are calculated
 based on a 250°C temperature rise across the catalyst.
 Higher loading is possible under certain conditions.
  lb/min
Maximum Concentration** PPMV
FALCO 300 ENERGY USE COMPETITOR ENERGY USE 
Heat Exchanger Efficiency
Heat Exchanger Efficiency (50% Typical)
FALCO 300 (300 scfm)     73 %
Competitor (300 scfm)     %
Break-even Vapor loading* lb/hr
Break-even Vapor loading lb/hr
lb/min
lb/min
Break-even Concentration* PPMV
Break-even Concentration PPMV
Break-even energy content* BTU/ft3
Break-even energy content BTU/ft3
Catalyst Exit Temp at Break-even* °C
Catalyst Exit Temp at Break-even* °C
Heater Load kW
Heater Load kW
Electric Heater Power Use (Daily) kWh
Electric Heater Power Use (Daily) kWh
Electric Cost (Daily) USD
Electric Cost (Daily) USD
FALCO 300 Yearly cost USD
Competitor Yearly Cost USD
*'Break-even' condition is when all heat required for maintaining Catalyst Entrance Temperature (T1) is recovered from combustion of vapors.
The average molecular weight of Gasoline is about 114, but 87 is closer to the average extracted molecular weight of the vapors.
Values shown are based on factory test data.  Site conditions may affect performance.  For reference only.
Daily power use and electric cost assume 24 hr/day operation.  Standard temperature for this calculation is 20°C  (68°F)