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Main Title Demonstration of vapor control technology for gasoline loading of barges /
Author Gross, S. S.
CORP Author MSA Research Corp., Evans City, PA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/140; EPA-68-02-3657
Stock Number PB84-239425
Subjects Gasoline--Environmental aspects--United States ; Air--Pollution--United States
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Materials handling equipment ; Cargo transportation ; Gasoline ; Loading procedures ; Barges ; Incinerators ; Cargo ships ; Performance evaluation ; Design criteria ; Fugitive emissions ; Vapor control systems
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-239425 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 65 pages ; 28 cm
The report gives results of a program to demonstrate a safe cost-effective way to control gasoline vapors emitted during barge loading. Refrigeration, carbon adsorption, oil absorption, and incineration were reviewed in terms of their safety, economics, and performance. Two barge terminals were used as the design basis for extending their existing truck loading vapor control systems (oil absorption and incineration) to include the barge loading facilities. Although, fabrication drawings were prepared for both terminals, the barge vapor collection system was installed only at the terminal using incineration. Arrangements were also made to lease a barge with vapor collection piping and add equipment to reduce the likelihood of barge explosion or overfill. However, before start-up of the demonstration, the program was curtailed. The system is still in place and could be considered for future field demonstrations.
Caption title. "August 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-140." Microfiche.