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Thermal Desorption Unit (Tank Bottoms, 15 TPH)

Location: Port Allen, Louisiana


Vulcan® Systems commissioned a plant to a client in Louisiana who plans to remediate tank bottoms collected from refineries. The Vulcan® TDU's effort is aimed to reduce landfilling of refinery based waste and recycle valuable hydrocarbons. Control technology was designed around EPA standards to ensure no negative environmental impacts incur from running the system.

The system was designed to process 15 TPH of oil based drilling muds. The system uses natural gas.

Equipment Included:

  • Solids Feed & Discharge Equipment
  • Incline Screw Conveyor
  • Primary Burners
  • Primary Combustion Blower
  • Primary Treatment Unit
  • Vapor Recovery Unit
  • Oil Ejector Condenser
  • Water Ejector Condenser
  • Oil Water Separator
  • Thermal Oxidizer
  • Secondary Combustion Blower