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TITLE 30ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
PART 1TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
CHAPTER 106PERMITS BY RULE
SUBCHAPTER VTHERMAL CONTROL DEVICES
RULE §106.495Heat Cleaning Devices

Heat cleaning devices (such as ovens, furnaces, and/or direct flame incinerators) used to thermally remove residual combustible or semi-combustible materials from noncombustible electrical or mechanical parts are permitted by rule, provided the following conditions of this section are satisfied.

  (1) Before construction begins, the facility shall be registered with the commission's Office of Permitting, Remediation, and Registration in Austin using Form PI-7.

  (2) The combustible material shall not exceed 10% by weight of the total load to the oven, furnace, and/or incinerator.

  (3) The combustible material shall contain no halogenated organic compounds.

  (4) The oven, furnace, and/or incinerator shall be equipped with an afterburner automatically controlled to operate with a minimum temperature of 1,400 degrees Fahrenheit and a gas retention time of 0.5 second or greater.

  (5) Opacity of emissions from the oven, furnace, and/or incinerator shall not exceed 5.0% averaged over a five-minute period.

  (6) The manufacturer's recommended operating instructions shall be posted at each oven, furnace, and/or incinerator, and each unit shall be operated in accordance with these instructions.

  (7) Heat shall be provided by the combustion of sweet natural gas, liquid petroleum gas, or Number 2 fuel oil with no more than 0.5% sulfur by weight, or by electric power.

  (8) The emission of any air contaminant shall not exceed 0.5 pounds per hour and 2.0 tons per year.


Source Note: The provisions of this §106.495 adopted to be effective March 14, 1997, 22 TexReg 2439; amended to be effective September 4, 2000, 25 TexReg 8653

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