RJM International back in the USA

18 July 2018

Combustion technology specialist RJM International once again has a presence in the USA after an absence of 14 years.

RJM Corporation was founded in Connecticut in 1977 by Richard J Monro with a focus on R&D consulting services to the power generation industry. By applying CFD analysis combined with investigative work to understand actual plant performance, RJM proved itself able to design and implement modifications that yielded significant improvements in terms of improved efficiencies, enhanced flexibility and reduced emissions, in particular achieving further emissions reductions from existing ‘low NOx’ burners. Key customers included Exelon, Entergy, TXU, FirstEnergy and Duke.

The company also began taking on overseas projects and in 2000 set up a European subsidiary.

In 2004, RJM Corporation ceased trading in the USA, but RJM’s European managers were keen to continue the pattern of growth and innovation. Via a 2005 management buy-out, the company was relaunched in Europe as RJM International.

“I’m delighted to be able to announce that we’re back in the USA,” said John Goldring, RJM’s managing director. “RJM’s core offer is just as relevant today in the USA as it was when Richard Monro set up the business; namely driving down emissions, improving both operational efficiency and flexibility, as well as widening fuel options”, including changing coals, switching to gas, co-firing with biomass.

Another focus is helping to improve operational flexibility in response to intermittent renewables, with faster turn-up/turn-down and peak efficiency at every load level.

The company is also revisiting combustion modification options (eg deployment of ultra- low emissions technologies) at plants where SCR or SNCR is already installed, which can reduce the need for reagent and cut catalyst costs significantly.

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