Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), defined as a large family of hydrocarbons with high volatility, occur naturally and are produced in many industrial processes. In the oil and gas industry as well as in the chemical and petrochemical industries, a wide range of industrial applications that use VOC causes substantial emissions mainly due to evaporation, displacement and purge procedures.
Toxic and carcinogenic emissions from volatile organic compounds (VOC) pose a significant risk to health. They are also known to cause ozone gas which leads to summer smog and contributes to global warming. Suitable measures need to be taken to protect people and the environment by minimising these emissions.
The use, storage and distribution of solvents and petroleum products have been identified as the most significant sources for VOC emissions. Displacement and evaporation affect the release of organic vapours, which in most cases are mixed with air or other permanent gases. Typical products are solvents, all types of gasoline, additives, diesel, jet fuel, alcohols, bio fuels and crude oil.
International regulations and emission laws have been implemented to drastically minimise VOC emissions by reducing VOC consumption with the installation of emission control systems. At the same time industrial operators are also focusing on this aspect as part of an ecological reorientation of their production philosophy.
The installation of emission control systems very often has economic benefits such as the recovery of VOC vapours for reuse. The value of the recovered product and other associated effects increase the profitability and return on investment (ROI). One example is the tax rebate granted in some countries when the vapours of previously taxed products are recovered and returned to the distribution chain.
BORSIG Membrane Technology GmbH offers emission control solutions with maximum recovery rates of up to 99.9% and thereby enables compliance with all customary emission standards worldwide whilst also fulfilling the highest quality, safety and reliability demands.
Terminals and Refineries
- BORSIG Vapour Recovery Unit
- BORSIG Aromatic Recovery Unit
- BORSIG Carbon Retrofit Unit
- BORSIG Marine Vapour Recovery Unit
- BORSIG Dock Safety Unit
Car Filling Stations
- BORSIG Vent Recovery System
BORSIG Membrane Technology GmbH
Membrane processes are standard processes used either as a substitution or in combination with other process steps in many areas of the chemical, petrochemical, oil and gas industries. BORSIG Membrane Technology GmbH offers modern, intelligent solutions for new and existing processes. Taking the highest safety and quality standards into consideration, our membranes, membrane modules and membrane systems ensure operational safety, maximum efficiency and optimum cost effectiveness.