In the last week of July Lyondell Basell Marseille made use of the PURGIT RVRS unit. During the loading of 12.000 tons of non hydro treated Pygas with a high content of Benzene into the MV Edzard Schulte, the PURGIT Refrigerated Vapor Recovery System was deployed to treat the vapor coming out of the vessel tanks.
The vessel was filled with an average pump rate of 450 m3/hour. The operators worked in two shifts of 12 hours to finish the job within 48 hours. The deployment of this type of vapor treatment was a challenge for Fluxel who is the owner of the Port of Marseille and who expressed their contentment over the environmental results.
Many other oil and chemical companies in the area showed interest for the use of this unit for similar and numerous other applications.
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Note: The pictures where taken before the start of operations
Note 2: Mariflex deploys the PURGIT RVRS under the name MVRU
Bart Sluimer is the General Manager of IPCO Power. IPCO Power is an international company specialized in environmental solutions for the petrochemical-, shipping- and power industry. Find us on google+ and twitter