Vapor-recovery unit passes South Texas field test

Performance testing of a vapor-recovery unit developed by Comm Engineering USA, Lafayette, La., has shown the technology capable of collecting 64 MMscf/year of vent gases with a value of about $350,000. In this application, such a return produces a payback period of about 4 months. Testing of the Environmental Vapor Recovery Unit (EVRU) took place at a TotalFinaELf SA exploration and production facility in South Texas by the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Research and Development as part of its Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program to facilitate deployment of new technologies through voluntary performance verification and information dissemination.T...

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