Vapor Combustion Units (VCUs)
Vapor Combustors (VCUs)
Hydrocarbon vapors may be destroyed in a flare, combustor or a thermal oxidizer. For many applications, a simple vapor combustor (or enclosed flare) can be successfully used as a safe and economical method of controlling vapors from the handling, storage, or loading of volatile liquid hydrocarbons or other compounds when recovery of the vapors is not a viable option.
AEREON has experience manufacturing and servicing all types of vapor combustion units (VCUs) including units for special applications such as marine vapor control, non-motor fuel vapor control and for a variety of biogas applications from landfill gas, digester gas and coal mine gas. AEREON's VCUs are guaranteed to meet all safety regulations and currently mandated emissions limits. Most of our Vapor Combustors are pre-designed to handle most of the hydrocarbons and primary advantage of the Vapor Combustors is the low operating/capital cost. We also offer custom engineered combustor solutions to fit the needs of the end-user process requirements. Also, in 2016, we added a new line of Abutec VCUs, made of stainless steel for high DRE and durability.
Vapor combustors are designed to safely burn vapor mixtures consisting of hydrocarbons. This mixture may, or may not, be within the flammability range of the vapors being destroyed. Vapor combustors can be configured as an open type, where the flame is elevated and visible; or as an enclosed type, where the flame is generally near grade level and enclosed in an insulated combustion chamber.
AEREON has the knowledge and experience to ensure we provide you with the best vapor control system for your application. Contact us today to have one of our specialists assess your needs and discuss how AEREON's energy can go toward making the most of yours.
Standard systems are fully integrated with:
- Stainless steel burner
- Ceramic fiber lined combustor stack
- Air-assist blowers for smokeless operation, if required
- Fuel efficient pilot
- FEF control panel - NEMA 4X
- Solar powered control and ignition systems
- Liquid knock-out drums
- Custom designed FEF's
Our standard FEF's are available in four sizes: