Innovation. Integrity. Flawless performance.
Vapor Point was born in a challenge to innovate.
A major Gulf Coast refinery manager came to our founders with a problem: how to better manage benzene emissions from vac truck exhaust. That conversation began a decade-long R&D effort, the result of which was a new breed of vapor control device—VaporLockTM.
In Vapor Point’s early days—around 2008—our work revolved around assisting clients in managing their Maintenance, Start Up, and Shutdown permit obligations in Texas. As new EPA requirements grew out of BWON and MACT, we quickly leveraged our core VaporLockTM and Hydraulic AmalgamationTM technologies to help our clients stay ahead of these new compliance requirements.
In 2015, when the EPA developed the Refinery Sector Risk Analysis and subsequent rule revisions, Vapor Point was again at the forefront, leading efforts to design solutions to satisfy these new mandates. While our competitors continued to push the same, tired methods of destruction or direct chemical treatment, Vapor Point was—and still is—the only company to develop innovative, safer, more cost-effective methods for managing EPA emissions restrictions.
From the start, Vapor Point has focused on anticipating our clients’ ever-evolving regulatory compliance challenges. Today our VaporLockTM technology includes a full suite of applications servicing the upstream, midstream, and downstream petrochemical industries.
Best-in-class technologies backed up by a world-class team delivering unmatched customer service.
Proven solutions for all of your refinery and terminal vapor control related needs – tank and vessel degassing, vapor control during product refills, flare and FGR minimization during TARs, marine loading and more! From the largest job to the smallest job - Vapor Point has you covered. Our fleet includes 8, 20, and 72 MMBTU mobile vapor control units. That’s the largest capacity unit in the industry!
Thermal Vapor Control Services
• Tank Degassing
• Tank Refilling and Roof Landing
• Pipeline Depressure and Purging
• Sphere and Bullet Degassing
• Temporary Marine and Barge Loading
• Temporary Terminal Flare or VCS Replacement
• Truck and Railcar Loading
• Fixed Vapor Combustion Installation
Refinery Unit Turnaround Advantages
• Reduces regulatory restrictions on unit purging and depressuring during shutdown
• Minimizes bottlenecks the shutdown process, resulting in unplanned costly delays
• Mobile VCUs allow for bypassing the flare or FGR, resulting in reduced downtime
• Temperature reduction and steam condensation by heat exchanger
• Significant reduction in expensive nitrogen use
• Refinery fuel gas BTU content not negatively impacted
• Predictable Shutdown Schedules