Ensuring Safety in Tank Degassing


Envent Corporation: Ensuring Safety and Mitigating Risks in Tank Degassing

Long Beach, California – Envent Corporation, a renowned leader in environmental and industrial solutions, is at the forefront of promoting safety, exposure reduction, and environmental consciousness in the critical field of tank degassing. In their latest article, Envent addresses the vital safety concerns associated with degassing tanks and vessels containing toxic chemicals.

Serious Safety and Environmental Concerns

Degassing tanks and vessels that contain toxic chemicals, such as toluene, benzene, gasoline, hydrogen sulfide, and other regulated volatile organic compounds (VOCs), is not just an operational task – it’s a matter of utmost safety, exposure control, and environmental responsibility. Gasoline vapors, for instance, are heavier than air and can accumulate in low pockets, creating potentially explosive mixtures with the right combination of air and flammable vapor.

The Use of Certified Degassing Units

Envent underscores the importance of using certified degassing units equipped with thermal oxidizers, combustion units, or mobile scrubbers for vapor control. In an industry where safety is paramount, informed customers must ensure that both the operation and vapor control are executed safely. The consequences of inadequate safety measures can be catastrophic. Tragic incidents, often unseen by the public, serve as a sobering reminder of the need for stringent safety protocols.

Unwavering Commitment to Safety and Responsibility

Envent Corporation’s dedication to safety and responsibility is evident in its extensive training and experience. Before choosing a contractor to handle flammable vapors, it is crucial to select one with a proven track record and expertise. Operators at Envent are well-versed in the proper classification of flammable and combustible liquids, grounding and bonding procedures, static discharge potentials, hazards associated with pyrophoric iron, operational issue controls, and the importance of equipment HAZOP.

The Envent Checklist: A Comprehensive Approach

Envent employs a comprehensive checklist to ensure safety at every stage of a degassing project:

  • Job Walk: Thorough understanding of the site, location, and surroundings.
  • Planning and Preparing: A Safe Work Execution Plan for precise execution.
  • Mitigation of Risks: Addressing and mitigating potential risks.
  • Job Safety Analysis: A detailed analysis of safe execution.
  • Compliance Testing Plan: Permits, instrument calibration, and testing to ensure accuracy.
  • Test Atmosphere: Planning and conducting atmospheric tests.
  • Grounding & Bonding: Eliminating potential spark sources through proper grounding and bonding.
  • Reporting & Communication: Promoting open communication, hazard reporting, and timely reporting up the chain.
  • Compliance Report: Providing a comprehensive report upon project completion.

Envent Corporation: Your Trusted Partner for Safety

Envent Corporation is committed to safeguarding lives, the environment, and your assets. With decades of experience and a focus on meticulous training, Envent ensures that tank degassing is executed with the highest safety standards, ensuring incident-free operations and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.