Enviro Vault’s New ThermoVault Provides A Safe Alternative For Heating Fluids In Hazardous Areas
The Thermovault by Enviro Vault Canada Ltd. offers a safe, effective alternative to fire tube/burner assemblies for heating above ground storage tanks. The Thermovaultt is ideally suited for use in hazardous areas such as light oil applications when fire tubes may not be allowed.
With Assistance provided by the government of Canada national research Council - Industrial research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), Enviro Vault contracted the services of Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures (AITF, formally the Alberta research Council) to conduct a comprehensive R&D analysis of the Thermovault’s innovative use of catalytic heaters mounted within a chamber recessed to the inside of the tank shell, testing the systems ability to raise and maintain fluid temperatures in above ground storage tanks.
“Innovation is about continually looking for a better way, and our focus has always been on improving tank safety and functionality by expanding the range of benefits offered by the Enviro Vault internal chamber platform” says Russ Hebblethwaite, President of Enviro Vault Canada Ltd.
Thermovault testing revealed reductions to nitrous oxide (nox) and Carbon Monoxide (Co) while meeting the same heating requirements compared to conventional fire tube burner assemblies.
Based in Calgary, Alberta, founder Russ Hebblethwaite developed the Enviro Vault to improve the safety and performance of oil storage tanks in field operations. The patented ‘internal chamber’ serves to improve Environmental performance, safety and operations by containing fluid spills from the tanks inlet and outlet valves, and by providing secure, freeze protected area, ground level access to valves and instruments.
The Enviro Vault is the patented concept whereby a recessed chamber is installed “inside” the tank with an access door through the tank wall. All valves, sample taps, electronic controls, and heater (if required) are mounted in the Enviro Vault. Enviro vaults can be fitted in any size or shape of new tank or in-service tank for any specific application - heavy oil and light oil production tanks, produced water, potable water, asphalt tanks, separator packages, rental tanks, and any other application where a tank is required.