Vapor Control & Degassing
GEM has been performing various forms of vapor, odor and emissions control since 1994. Our staff is trained and experienced in applying cutting-edge treatment technologies to ensure our clients' emissions challenges are met while we focus on safety and compliance. Whether it's vapor combustion, liquid vapor scrubbing, or carbon absorption, GEM has the appropriate solution.
Vapor Scrubbing & Odor Control
GEM provides liquid scrubbing solutions to enhance carbon vapor control systems. GEM utilizes specialized chemistry to control VOCs, proprietary caustic solution to scrub H2S, and acid to remove ammonia from vapor streams. Frequent carbon burnout is often an issue for vacuum truck exhaust during turnarounds, tank cleaning and pipeline suction projects involving crude oil and gasoline or other light-ends. Combining a liquid scrubber with activated carbon will prevent the need for frequent stoppages to replace spent carbon, as well as reduce spikes in vapor concentrations, which can quickly raise the temperature of carbon to dangerous levels.
Our in-house equipment has flow capacity of up to 500 SCFM. We offer single vessel, combination vessel, and a number of specialty packed scrubbers. (Request Equipment Specification Sheets)
Similarly, GEM’s combination of carbon with liquid scrubbing is sometimes the most cost-effective approach for controlling vapors generated by sludge processing operations, barges, tankers, and API separators.
MSS Support Services
GEM has developed a wide variety of vapor control solutions to assist customers with Maintenance Startup & Shutdown (MSS) permit compliance. Our comprehensive emission management program offers multiple customized options to meet individual facility needs.
GEM’s MSS Emission Control Services Include:
- Permit Requirement Compliance Planning
- Engineered Emissions Control Solutions
- Mobile Vapor Combustion Units
- Portable Liquid Scrubbers
- Carbon Absorption Vessels in all sizes
- Mobile On-site Wastewater Treatment
- On-going Monitoring
- Comprehensive Agency Reporting & Support
Our equipment is designed to control vapors from a variety of sources, including tanks, vessels, pipelines, vacuum trucks & air movers, sumps, frac tanks, and process units.
GEM’s Vapor Control Systems are designed to meet all TCEQ BACT requirements.