Marine vapor recovery and control systems have been a major focus of the Department of Homeland Security, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, and the US Coast Guard for some time. The reason is simple. Vessels at sea, and sometimes the cargo they carry, emit gases or fumes that have the potential to cause severe damage to the environment.
Because of this, there are a myriad of laws at the federal and state level governing and even mandating the use of marine vapor control and recovery systems. However, as with products in any industry, not all are created equal. So, here’s why you need a high-quality marine vapor recovery and control unit installed at your refinery.
To Remain in Compliance
No reputable business wants to risk running afoul of laws set by either the local or federal government. Not only would this lead to the disruption of your business but also loss of income and potential loss of your rights and privileges to transport cargo or dock in specific areas. If you subcontract for other companies, your damaged reputation as a responsible transporter may also be negatively affected, making it difficult to rebuild your clientele even after all requirements have been met.
To Create Additional Income
Why waste natural gas when you can sell it? Natural gas plays an integral role in the U.S. energy market, especially for consumers who prefer to find a cleaner and more efficient fuel source. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, natural gas is the primary source of heat for 47 percent of American homes. By putting a high-quality vapor recovery unit in place and hiring the right company to maintain the system, you can almost set it and forget it. This helps to create passive income for your business.
To Protect the Environment
Not only do you stand to make money from recovering natural gas, but you also protect the environment from its release. Marine transportation gets a bad rep for not being eco-friendly, and the worst of it is that the allegations are often true. From the risks of oil spills to underwater noise pollutions to striking and damaging marine megafauna, the damage adds up. Unfortunately, the indispensable importance of marine transportation makes these risks necessary evils. As a direct result of this, marine transportation companies must be seen to take a more conspicuous effort to eliminate the types of pollution they can, whenever they can.
These are just a handful of the many benefits you can obtain from a high-quality vapor control and recovery system. However, the physical components only make up half of the formula for success. The company you choose to work with and the people they hire account for the remaining half. At Envent, we bring more than the best material to the table. We also offer 30 years of industry-specific experience. Working with companies just like you to manage vapor and waste water problems is all we do 365 days a year.
Because of this in-depth experience, we can guarantee 100-percent compliance for your company. For more information about how we can assist with your marine vapor recovery needs, contact our 24-hour hotline at 888-997-9645 or use this form to request a quote.
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