Vapor combustion solves odor problem at marine crude-oil terminal

TMPL's Westridge marine facility handles a variety of products such as crudes, condensates, refinery feedstocks, refined products, and MTBE. As these products were loaded into tankers, the odors caused problems with neighboring communities (Fig. 1).Click here to enlarge imageOver the years, Trans Mountain Pipe Line Co. Ltd. (TMPL), a subsidiary of B.C. Gas, Vancouver, had experienced periodic odor problems at its Westridge marine terminal in Burnaby, BC. These odors were created by the loading of sour crudes and condensates. After installation of a sulfur-scrubbing unit failed to eliminate the odors completely, the company chose a vapor-combustion system designed by John Zink Co., T...

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