Recent Projects

Key SYMEX Technologies DRYVac™ Projects

 

March 2015 to 2017 – FPCC, Yunlin, Taiwan
In the spring of 2015-2016 the Formosa PetroChemical Corporation (FPCC) of Mailiao, Taipei, Taiwan evaluated the BACT’s for its application in a large marine terminal in Yunlin County, Taiwan.  The DRYVac™ system was awarded to SYMEX Technologies local partner firm Quinella.  Quinella is owned by Yung “William” Lin Lin of New Taipei City, Taiwan. In the summer of 2017 SYMEX Technologies technical team joined Quinella to successfully start up the new DRYVac™ system, establishing Quinella as the local leader in this vapor emissions control technology.

September 2014 – HCPL, Kaupur, India
Following the DRYVac™ technology selection of IOCL earlier this same year, the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Ltd. (HPCL) also selected DRYVac™ for application in its Kaupur, India truck and rail terminal.  This terminal is about five times larger than the IOCL terminal in Jaipur, but engineering and construction took about the same length of time.  The DRYVac™ system was fabricated mostly in India, and was started up in the summer of 2016.

February 2014 – IOCL, Jaipur, India
In the summer of 2014 the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. evaluated all vapor control systems for application in its Jaipur truck and rail car terminal facility south of New Dehli, India.  IOCL selected DRYVac™ as its preferred technology.  The larger components of the system were fabricated in India to manage costs and assure local content.  The system was completed in 2015, and successfully started in the following year.

August 2013 – SINOPEC, Zhoushan City, China
As a follow-up to the technical engineering study performed by SYMEX Technologies in 2012 SINOPEC issued an order to SYMEX Technologies to produce the detailed design for a newly patented two-stage DRYVac™ System for Zhoushan City.   The system was fabricated entirely in China.  The SYMEX Technologies technical team assisted SINOPEC’s start-up group in successfully starting the system in May of 2016.  SINOPEC subsequently installed over a dozen more DRYVac™ Vapor Recovery Systems throughout China.

June 2013 – ONGC, Mangalore, India
The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. of New Dehli, India chose DRYVac™ as its preferred vapor control technology for a large tank farm in its large Mangalore processing facility.  This vapor control system was manufactured in India to minimize manufacturing costs, to eliminate shipping costs, and to expedite delivery.  The project was completed early in 2015. Start-up was delayed by the client, but was executed in 2017.

August 2012 – SINOPEC, Bejing, China
The national oil company of China (SINOPEC) commissioned a study to SYEMX Technologies to evaluate the various technical options to control potential vapor-phase hydrocarbon emissions from its very large marine terminal in Zhoushan City near Ningbo, south of Shanghai, China. The study revealed a complex process challenge, and identified the appropriate technical approach.

April 2012 – Apex Oil, Baltimore USA
Marine terminal owner/operator Ape Oil chose DRYVac™ as its preferred vapor control and recovery technology for its Baltimore, Maryland, USA fuels terminal.  Designed to recover otherwise emitted vapors from the loading of over 1,000,000 gallons of fules in each four-hour fuels loading period, the system started up in the spring of 2013 and has operated successfully ever since.

September 2010 – Tikri Kalan, India
India’s International Oil Company Ltd. (IOCL) needed to control air pollution from its large Gasoline and Diesel truck terminal just outside the major city of New Dehli in India.  IOCL’s emissions standards were too stringent for other vapor control technologies, so DRYVac™ was chosen.  The larger components of the new system were constructed in India, while the valves, controls, and software were shipped from the USA.  Local delays pushed the successful startup off until 2012.

February 2010 – Ipiranga, Brazil
A major rail car terminal operator in the Sao Paulo region of Brazil, Companhia Brasileira de Petroleo Ipiranga, selected SYMEX Americas to design and install one new DRYVac™ Vapor Recovery System in their rail car loading operations in Paulinea. The larger components of the system were manufactured in Brazil to minimize import duties and freight costs for Ipiranga.  Successful start-up occurred in the spring of 2011.

August, 2009 – The Chinese Petroleum Company.
The Chinese Petroleum Company commissioned Bay Oil and Equipment (Beijing) Company, Ltd. to produce designs for two new DRYVac™ Vapor Emissions Control Systems, licensed to Bay Oil by SYMEX Technologies in China. One is in a large crude oil terminal system, and the other is for vapor emissions control in a BTEX system. SYMEX Americas produced the engineering and designs for all systems for Bay Oil’s applications.

February, 2009 – KBR Orders DRYVac™ for Trinidad.
The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago selected Kellogg-Brown and Root (KBR) to design, procure, and construct a grass-roots fuels terminal in Trinidad. KBR evaluated VRU proposals from all supplier firms and selected SYMEX Americas based overall performance and very favorable feedback from SYMEX Americas client-users. This is a large DRYVac™ system which was completely fabricated in the USA and shipped to Trinidad.

December 2, 2008 – Ecuador Orders its First VRU.
After years of discussions and planning Ecuador placed an order with SYMEX Americas for its first VRU, a DRYVac™ system geared to meet the growing demands for cleaner air in Quito. This system was fabricated in the USA and shipped to Ecuador in the summer of 2009.

October 22, 2008 – HWRT’s first DRYVac™ VRU Starts Up.
HWRT has burned its gasoline vapors for years. With the rising value of gasoline, HWRT management favorably re-evaluated the economics of recovery and technologies, and chose SYMEX Americas based on experience, reliability, and recommendations from other DRYVac™ end user clients. This completely new DRYVac™ system was delivered in five months. It has proven the wisdom of HWRT’s decision by recovering over 106,000 gallons of gasoline worth over US$400,000 in the first three years alone and averaging less than 4.5 mg/L emissions since start-up.

July 30, 2008 – Puerto Rico’s First DRYVac™ VRU!
At the end of July 2008 our partner/representative, El Dorado Services in San Juan installed Puerto Rico’s the first dry vapor recovery system for its client PUMA (Trafigura) in their new Cataño fuels loading terminal. This was a retrofit of a very old wet VRU system originally manufactured by McGill VRU and sold to Texaco. Only the carbon beds were used in this retrofit; all else was brand new. Everyone was sure the old carbon beds would be too small for this four-bay terminal, but with SYMEX Technologies proprietary FlowMax™ Activated Carbon the system performs perfectly. This DRYVac™ system has already recovered over 60,000 gallons of gasoline and emissions have been below 6 mg/L since start-up.

September 2006 – Changxindian, 1st DRYVac™ System in China
In the summer of 2006 SYMEX Technologies entered into a licensing agreement with a Chinese firm to represent DRYVAC™ technologies in the Republic of China.  Later that same year this resulted in an order from SINOPEC for a truck terminal DRVVac™ System designed to recover hydrocarbon vapors from over 700,000 gallons per day of gasoline being distributed throughout this province.  SYMEX Technologies designed, built and shipped this DRYVac™ system to Beijing, and assisted in the set up and successful start-up of the entire system in 2008.

December 2006 – MOL, Hungary, 1st DRYVac™ System in Hungary
Local firm Birtech, Budapest, Hungary solicited assistance from SYMEX Technologies to design retrofits for three older wet VRUs owned by state owned MOL in the cities of Szekesfeherver, Tiszaujvaros, and Cspel in Hungary.  Each had proven to fail emissions testing for the control of vapor emissions from gasoline truck loading in these three major gasoline and diesel fuel terminals in Hungary.  SYMEX Technologies developed the engineering and retrofit strategies for Birtech, and assisted in all three successful retrofits in a five-week overall period in the fall of 2007.

May 2004 – TEPPCO, Houston, Texas for Ohio and Missouri, USA
Two of Texas Eastern Petroleum Pipeline Company (TEPPCO) existing VRUs failed mandated emissions tests in two of its key gasoline terminals fitted with old, wet-style vapor recovery systems.  SYMEX Technologies was asked to design and supply two brand new, updated, DRYVac™ systems.  Both systems were designed, constructed, and installed within months.  By mid-2005 both were started up and proved to function without detectable emissions, replacing the malfunctioning older wet-style units.

July 30, 2002 – British Petroleum, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, USA
Repeated wet VRU system failures prompted BP management to seek out the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for their vapor emissions control needs in Coraopolis, PA.  They selected DRYVac™ based on poor past performance with the leading wet VRU technology, DRYVac’s™ 21st century controls system, and the safety features of its FlowMax™ Activated Carbon. This DRYVac™ system was installed and started up in the spring of 2003, and has functioned perfectly ever since.