Technology readiness (TRL)
The TCC®, developed by Thermtech, is the most applied thermal desorption solution utilized to treat drill cuttings both offshore and onshore since 2000. The TCC technology is based on converting kinetic energy into thermal energy by creating friction in a Thermtech-developed process mill. The major differentiator compared to any other thermal technology is the extreme short retention time of the waste which results in that the recovered oil is comparable to the original base oil, and therefore allows reuse of the recovered oil. The TCC has a high processing capacity in a small footprint.
Another advantage of the TCC technology is that it can be applied for treating any waste containing volatile substances such as tank bottom sludge and liquid waste streams.