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Shell West Hollow Technolgy Center

Year Submitted: 2003

Process: Chemical Research

Industry: Petroleum Refining

Wastes Reduced: Solvent

Equipment: Vacuum Trucks

Location: Houston TX

No. of employees: 1600

Contact: Marty Pierce

Phone: (281) 544-7254



Description:

Vacuum trucks arrive onsite clean and under vacuum. Product is loaded in a closed system to eliminate all VOCs. Approximately 70 trucks are loaded per year with a 5,000 gallon capacity limit.

P2 Application:

Cheap system in order to meet compliance and was chosen over trying the flare system or absorbent-type canister system

Environmental Benefits:

Elimination of 1 ton emissions and personnel exposure, or approximately 30 pounds per truck.

Details of Reductions

Additional Information :

Elimination of flare tie-in of $150,000.

Source: TCEQ



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