Vapor recovery refers to the vapors emitted by trucks, railcars, barges, ships and storage tanks when they are filled with volatile petroleum products such as gasoline or crude oil.
Transportation and storage of these petroleum products implies evaporation and significant loss of the products to the atmosphere. Vapor recovery units reduce these losses, offering both financial benefits through product recovery and environmental benefits through reduced volatile organic carbon (VOC) emissions.
Technical norms and laws have been implemented worldwide to significantly reduce VOC emissions thanks to the installation of appropriate emission control systems.
VOC emissions – from terminals to service stations – have a very negative impact on the environment: