Vapor Combustion Units

Every loading and unloading operation of fuels in storage terminals can potentially release vapors into the atmosphere.

Product Description

The main components of these vapors are VOCs (volatile organic compounds) which are harmful for the environment. Typical applications of our vapor combustion unit (VCU) systems are:


  • Maritime storage farms
  • Tankers
  • Transport trucks
  • Railcars
  • Oil tanks
  • Gas treatment facilities
  • Storage terminals
  • Refinery shut-down

Emission levels of these VOC’s are limited by local legislation and international guidelines. Wherever these vapor cannot be recovered, due to process difficulties or heterogeneous composition, the preferred vapour treatment method is controlled combustion.

High-temperature vapour combustion units can handle up to 60MW of thermal power per unit. Enclosed vapor combustion units by Hofstetter Gastechnik AG eliminate VOC in a highly efficient and controlled process with a destruction efficiency greater than 99.9% to comply with the most stringent of emission standards. VCU’s operate fully automatically, using enclosed combustion.

All components exposed to the weather are made of stainless steel. The units are capable of enduring extreme weather conditions typical of coastal locations, high wind speeds, and even in seismic zones



Extensive experience and a proven list of satisfied customers.
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Münchringenstrasse 12
3324 Hindelbank

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Phone: +41 34 411 86 86
Fax: +41 34 411 86 87

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