RJM International, the Winchester-based provider of emissions reduction solutions and equipment to the power generation and large combustion plant sectors, has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category. The Award is being conferred today, Friday April 21.
The company has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2017 because it has developed and is now successfully marketing worldwide, a unique, hi-tech, engineering-based technology that enables operators and owners of power stations, industrial boilers and other large combustion plant to meet the latest international emissions regulations in a cost-effective manner.
The reduction in levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in thermal-fired units is particularly difficult to achieve on existing plants if operational flexibility and other key parameters are not to be compromised as a result. Two options were previously available to operators: reconfigure the plant to enable a post-combustion, flue gas treatment facility to be installed – an expensive, multi-million-pound option – or close the plant.
RJM has developed a cost-effective range of ultra-low NOx replacement burners that, when combined with RJM’s complete firing solution, manage the combustion of fuel in a highly efficient manner, reducing the levels of NOx emissions to very low levels during combustion and yet still maintaining operational efficiencies.
The development has opened up new business for RJM International and over the five-year period from 2012 turnover has increased by an average of 84% per year.
RJM is exploiting its innovation to target new business opportunities in Europe, North America, India and the Far East. Major projects using ultra-low NOx technology have recently been completed in the UK, Europe and most recently at a major utility provider in Beijing, enabling that plant to meet China’s new clean-air emissions regulations as determined by the China Clean Air Act.
John Goldring, managing director of RJM International, said: “We have been refining our ultra-low NOx burners, together with our range of end-to-end combustion efficiency solutions for over 10 years now, so we are absolutely delighted to have our achievements recognised through this most prestigious of awards.
“Our team of people here is highly skilled and each one of them has played an important part in developing the innovations that have delivered our commercial success. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their skill, enthusiasm and dedication to building RJM International into the world-class business that it is today.”