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What clients are saying about the NanoVapor advantage

Before a tank can be cleaned, it must be degassed. Mourik  has a new technique available for this, which offers various advantages. Peter Jordaan, product implementation manager at Mourik, tells more about this. One of his assignments is to look three years ahead for both Mourik and its customers. “We see the clouds of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) above factories and ships as an important issue. We want to do something about that. The NanoVapor introduced by us can play a role in this.” First, Jordaan explains the traditional way of degassing a storage tank. “Ventilation is done with blowers. It is blown as long as possible until the tank is degassed. That can take a few days. All vapors are released into the atmosphere; that is why it is hardly used in the Netherlands anymore. An alternative to this is degassing by blowing nitrogen into it. This is expensive and has disadvantages in terms of footprint. In addition, this is dangerous for people in the event of leakage. But it works for LEL suppression and will still be used for the time being, despite the high environmental impact.”, and the spaces themselves difficult to reach.

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New Technology for Safer Tank Cleaning

 There have been a number of recent tragedies surrounding the cleaning of confined-spaces on board ships and despite there being very strict procedures, regulatory guidelines and instruction manuals in place regarding working in enclosed spaces, seafarers are still at risk of dying when cleaning out cargo tanks as enclosed spaces are frequently impossible to properly ventilate, their atmosphere difficult to measure, and the spaces themselves difficult to reach.

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Vaporize your downtime, purge with NanoVapor
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Gas freeing barges the modern way

Using nanotechnology to improve safety and efficiency. For as long as oil and petrochemicals have been in use by transportation, safely managing their highly flammable, toxic, and environmentally damaging vapors has been an ever present challenge. Even with increasing emphasis on safety procedures and better training, these invisible and dangerous vapors continue to result in the loss of life and property. But now, new nanotechnologies can provide safer and faster solutions that were not thought possible with conventional methods. NanoVapor’s patented nanotechnology systems are now becoming available for marine and other transportation modes, so they too can realize the dramatic improvements in workplace health and safety made possible with more effective suppression of these dangerous vapors in confined spaces.

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Ecochlor Launches NanoVapor Gas-Freeing Fuel Tank Technology
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Nanovapor Refineries, Inc performed a demonstration on July 11th at the site of the Ennis natural gas refinery in Fairfield, Texas of its technology for the safe degassing of confined spaces and the suppression of explosive gases known as Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) standards.When empty, oil and gas storage tanks are most volatile and pose the greatest risk for explosion. 

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NanoVapor  receives type approval for its innovative vapor suppression system

NanoVapor™ has received type approval from LR for its patented portable vapor suppression system, the ST-1000, supporting the industry’s approach to the safe management of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). When used with its proprietary liquid nano-suppressant, the ST-1000 can gas free a tank up to 90% faster, even if residual fuel or sludge is present.

Current tank inserting methods, such as nitrogen, work by removing oxygen from the tank environment to prevent vapor combustion, which could lead to worker asphyxiation. NanoVapor’s suppression technology inserts by directly suppressing the flammable vapours without removing any oxygen, making confined space entry safer at the same time.

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