As an alternative to recovery, hydrocarbon vapors may be destroyed in a flare, combustor or a thermal oxidizer. For many applications, a device known as a combustor can be successfully used as a safe and economical method of controlling vapors from the handling, storage, or loading of volatile liquid hydrocarbons or other compounds when recovery of the vapors is not a viable option.
AEREON has experience manufacturing and servicing all types of vapor combustion units (VCUs) including units for special applications such as marine vapor control or non-motor fuel vapor control. AEREON’s VCUs are guaranteed to meet all safety regulations and currently mandated emissions limits. Custom vapor combustion devices are also available.
Vapor combustors are designed to safely burn vapor mixtures consisting of hydrocarbons. This mixture may, or may not, be within the flammability range of the vapors being destroyed. Vapor combustors can be configured as an open type, where the flame is elevated and visible; or as an enclosed type, where the flame is generally near grade level and enclosed in an insulated combustion chamber.
The equipment provided for both systems is similar. The major equipment items included in a combustor system are the stack, anti-flash back burners with an ignition system, air assist blowers for smokeless burning (when applicable), staging valve(s) and flame or deflagration arrestor(s).
AEREON has the knowledge and experience to ensure you end up with the best vapor control system for your application. Contact us today to have one of our specialists assess your needs and discuss how AEREON’s energy can go toward making the most of yours.