March 2019

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Engineers tasked with finding a green solution to waste gas emissions from hydrocarbon storage tanks during loading and unloading operations will find that the ST100 series thermal flowmeter from Fluid Components International (FCI) supports tank vapor recovery systems, which help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Rhodes, Mike, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Thermal mass flowmeter for hydrocarbon tank vapor recovery systems Engineers tasked with finding a green solution to waste gas emissions from hydrocarbon storage tanks during loading and unloading operations will find that the ST100 series thermal flowmeter from Fluid Components International (FCI) supports tank vapor recovery systems, which help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The loading and unloading of hydrocarbon products at tanker terminals, oil and gas refineries and chemical plants creates vapors that must be vented to avoid hazardous tank overpressure conditions that can cause a rupture. While gas relief valve venting reduces the tank overpressure condition, it increases a plant’

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