Nanovapor Inc.
Safer. Faster. Greener.

Copy of Marine

Safely managing explosive, toxic, and environmentally damaging vapors from oil and petrochemical derivatives is an ever present challenge for the transportation industry.

Why Nanovapor?

Even with increased emphasis on better training and safety procedures, conventional gas freeing methods continue to result in loss of life and property. With a sustainable future in mind, we’ve developed a breakthrough nanotechnology that directly addresses these deficiencies. Our simple, easy-to-use system significantly reduces your employee risks, downtime, and environmental impact by achieving results more safely and quickly than current practices, and without any hazardous waste products. 

When purging or gas freeing a fuel or cargo tank, NanoVapor’s system can virtually stop vapor formation at its source where oil, fuel, and other petrochemicals are present. The molecular mechanism is so powerful that only a few ounces of the nano-engineered suppressant are needed to fully suppress vapor to safe levels, creating several key advantages over conventional methods:

  1. Our system produces a gas free environment more quickly than any other method available, reducing your time above the lower explosive limit. 

  2. Because no reactive chemicals or inert gases are used, breathable air is never displaced in the confined space, allowing normal oxygen levels to be maintained and reducing the risk of asphyxiation for workers, one of the leading causes of loss of life in confined spaces.

  3. Impossible with current methods, fuel does not need to be drained in order to create a gas free environment suitable for hot work. [1] Your vessel can save hours or even days of downtime by bypassing the need to drain fuel (or product) for maintenance.

  4. After use, no measurable residue or byproduct is left behind, both minimizing or eliminate the need for costly and time-consuming recovery operations and allowing you to meet increasingly strict environmental regulations.

[1] In 2017, the Tai Prize used NanoVapor to conduct hot work directly adjacent to the Fuel Oil storage tank. The work required the fuel tank to be gas free to enable the hot cutting and welding work to be conducted in a safe manner. NanoVapor was selected to be the safest and fastest method for this gas freeing event. The tank was successfully gas freed using Nanovapor and the hot work was carried out without the need to remove the fuel from it. 

We’ve been adopted as an International Best Practice Standard by one of the world’s largest oil companies, and successfully adapted for use across a variety of industries, including marine sectors.  Our system is currently optimized for C5 and above, such as gasoline and other refined fuels.