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Southwest Shipyard LP

Year Submitted: 2010

Process: Barge Cleaning

Industry: Ship Building and Repairing

Wastes Reduced: VOCs

Location: Channelview TX

No. of employees: 250

Contact: Jack Holmes

Phone: 281-860-3200



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  • Total Cost Savings: $71,000.00
  • Comments: Savings of $122,500 2007-2009 in emissions fees are partially offset by increased Natural Gas usage in the Flares (control devices) that achieve this reduction in VOCs. Lowering the VOC PPM of all barges to 50 ppm or lower requires that each barge be vented to the flares for longer periods than would otherwise be required. Natural gas consumption was increased by approximately 13,227,991 SCF from 2007 to 2009 which equates to an approximate cost increase of $51,500 per year. In addition, there are intangible costs associated with the increased time on the flare and dock space utilization. The company has a long term goal of reducing emissions such that the site can achieve Minor Source status under the Federal Clean Air Act. The substantial reduction in VOC emissions achieved by this change in standard operating procedure is a significant step toward the company achieving this goal.

Details of Reductions

  • 49.0 - ton of   VOCs

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