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
(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.