Venture Tape (3M) •  Rockland, MA
Thermal Oxidizer Installation
Engineer: SAIC Energy, Environmental & Infrastructure (SAIC) | St. Paul, MN

On a not-to-exceed (NTE) basis, PIDC provided construction management services for equipment upgrades to thermally convert pollutant-laden process exhaust streams — including the abatement of VOCs and odors. The on-time, on-budget project required careful sequencing to meet a critical one-week shutdown for three coating lines.

Project highlights include:

  • Phased removal of three regenerative thermal oxidizers (RTOs) to minimize manufacturing shutdown.
  • Installation of a custom-designed PEI thermal oxidizer, rated up to 75,000 SCFM.
  • Considerable scrap material salvage, with 100% of savings returned to 3M.
  • Stainless steel 48” diameter ductwork across the roof, duct stands and connections to the coating lines and heat recovery system.
  • Extensive sitework, along with concrete mat foundations and pedestals for the RTO & control house.
  • Installed services: high pressure gas, compressed air, power and controls.

A 3M Company, Venture Tape is a worldwide manufacturer of specialty tapes with warehouses and sales offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. From its inception in 1980, the company has thrived by identifying niche markets, developing highly-specialized products, solving technical issues and improving production efficiency for companies of all sizes. An innovative world-class competitor, Venture Tape successfully serves a growing demand for cost-effective, pressure-sensitive tape products of superior quality.

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