Improving the economic efficiency of vapor recovery units at hydrocarbon loading terminals
Department of Petroleum Engineering, Saint Petersburg Mining University, 199106 Saint Petersburg, Russia
2 Discipline of Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Howard College Campus, King George V avenue, 4041 Durban, South Africa
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Accepted: 12 April 2021
The article discusses effective ways to reduce the cost of operating vapor recovery units and increase the financial result of their operation. The first method is based on regulation of the power-on time of the installation. The second method is based on using the potential energy of the fluid flow of the gravity section to supply the system equipment with energy. The potential savings on VRU maintenance will reduce the risks of payback of installations. The proposed methods will have a significant impact on society, as the possibility of a wider distribution of installations that protect the environment from emissions of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere will become available.
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