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Scrap torching solution

Technology specifically designed to help metal recycling yards with torch-cutting operations avoid environmental violations and reduce opacity emissions.

Scrap torching solution

Torching Solutions developed SPARCS (smoke particulate air reduction cyclone system) as a solution to smoke opacity issues involving the torch cutting of certain metals in scrap processing applications. The company says SPARCS broke new ground in 2012 when it was introduced at ISRI’s annual convention, and that it is specifically designed to help metal recycling yards with torch-cutting operations avoid environmental violations and reduce opacity emissions.   

At ISRI 2013, in April, Torching Solutions’ introduced their new and improved, patent-pending SPARCS featuring enhanced filter materials and rack designs, easier portability and improved wind break. Units also now use a cyclone inlet vent that greatly improves air circulation and allows for smoke particulate “cake” recovery. Other improvements include increased SPARCS sizing and optional items, including a heat-resistant canopy that further focuses airflow.   

SPARCS is a modular industrial vacuum that filters torch smoke particulates from the air, greatly reducing smoke opacity. This technology is self-contained, runs on electric power, is fabricated from heavy-gauge steel, and is easily maintained with low operating costs. Units have a buffered cutting area, a cyclone vacuum area, and a filter/fan assembly, all of which fold up for easy portability. The patent-pending SPARCS system is easy to install and maintain and allows operators to torch a variety metal types, sizes and shapes.  

Torching Solutions offers custom sizing for the SPARCS system to meet a variety of demands, providing flexibility to metal recycling yard owners and operators.