Client Spotlight, NanoVapor
Have you ever degassed an aircraft before? Nanovapor has and they are experts at it.
NanoVapor Inc. has taken the industrial management of vapors to the next level with their patented technologies, specifically targeting the aviation, energy, and transportation industries. With their patented technologies, they are able to improve the environment, increase safety, and reduce the costs and time needed to manage fuel-related vapor emissions and contaminants.
NanoVapor’s most recent success is with the degassing aircrafts in the commercial aviation industry. So what is the problem? Aircraft maintenance regularly requires fuel tank degassing which takes a considerable amount of time to reduce hazardous vapors to allow human tank entry. Additionally, conventional methods of removing the fuel vapor can take up to 24 hours with costs up to tens of thousands of dollars. Conventional techniques of degassing also release harmful vapors into the workplace and atmosphere. NanoVapor can not only eliminate safety concerns, but they reduce time and costs drastically. Their patented process can degas a wide-body aircraft, such as a Boeing 747, in less than an hour.
So how does it work? With their patented Vapor Suppression System, the product is vaporized into micro-droplets and injected into a fuel tank.. There, it quickly creates bonds with the volatile compounds (Carbon Chains C5 and higher) and coats the fuel’s liquid surface, preventing any harmful and flammable vapors from escaping. In a demonstration before a number of legacy airlines and the military, NanoVapor degassed a 737 safely in 15 minutes with no complications. In comparison, when a conventional technology is used, it usually requires 12-20 hours. Their customers agree that the time savings value is between $25,000 and $250,000 depending on the maintenance situation, and the type of aircraft being degassed.
With one of their newer technology systems used in a different application, the Vapor Adsorption System (VAS), they are able to capture 99 percent of fuel vapors, ease product recovery and adsorbent regeneration, improve compliance to EPA regulations, and remediate oil from water and soil at a production site. The adsorption system replaces activated carbon and in many cases saves at least 50% on variable costs.
Hank Krakowski, President of NanoVapor Inc. said, “This is a fresh approach to the ever present problem of Vapor Control from petrochemicals. It is good for our industrial partners, their customers and the environment.”
NanoVapor isn’t stopping at commercial and military aviation. They have plans to expand further into the energy industry, focusing on marine barges/vessels, gas stations with underground storage tanks, and rail tank cars and tanker trucks. NanoVapor continues to have success with customers, and their products continue to develop and expand to new levels of “green.”
To learn more about NanoVapor, check out their website here: www.nanovapor.com/