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Since the company’s founding in 2007 my family and I have had a clear mission. We want to see to it that fewer hazardous emissions... View Article
Another ship in Duisport degassed with 0 percent VOC It is unfortunately still a common practice in many places to degas ships into the open... View Article
Degassing by concrete customer examples Every day ENDEGS is on site at its customers’ premises – regardless of whether it’s cleaning tanks in the oil,... View Article
ENDEGS has done over 1000 projects. None of them was like another, but they all had one thing in common – the degassing process was... View Article
The most important measure of our success is what’s not there. No odors, practically no noise, no open flame, no residue, and most importantly, virtually... View Article
The ideal combination of industry and project knowledge Deep expertise. Highly innovative technologies. Dependable specialists. Transparency and fairness. There are many good reasons to choose... View Article
The next time you see ENDEGS staff at your site, you’ll notice something – they’re wearing new work clothing. Is there anything special about that?... View Article
Very simple: The entire degassing process is done on-site. ENDEGS employees arrive at the customer site with a trailer-mounted, autonomously operating, fully equipped combustion chamber.... View Article
It’s one of those subjects that have preoccupied governments, business and the press year after year – emissions reduction. What for some people is a... View Article
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8th LNG Congress at DuisportJune 11, 2021
We’re happy to welcome the participants of the 8th International LNG Congress at Duisport in 2022. Since March 2020, ENDEGS has been providing legally compliant degassing of gas, chemical and petroleum tankers at Europe’s largest inland port in Duisburg. The site is Germany’s first degassing possibility for liquid and gas tankers. And it’s still the only existing place to remove cleaning water from tanker ships.
At Duisport on the Rhine, ENDEGS GmbH is able to degas around 750 tankers per year using its mobile 0.1 to 50 MW scalable combustion chambers. Regardless of the size of the tank, the gas mix and the concentration, ENDEGS at Duisport can burn off vapors safely and quickly, preparing tanker ships for product changes or for shipyard for maintenance or after an accident. ENDEGS provides the mobile incinerator, the personnel, and the ancillary equipment like generators, pipelines, ventilators, detonation arrestors, liquid separators and pressure regulators.
Degassing of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) TanksJune 09, 2021
LNG is becoming an increasingly important means of transport and storage. As an innovative company ENDEGS realized this a long time ago and has been offering degassing of LNG vessels or tanks for quite some time. Now ENDEGS was an active part in the 7th International LNG Congress and pointed out how safe and conform to emission regulation the LNG degassing processes of ENDEGS are. No risk. High level of safety. Reliable operations.
ENDEGS as a rescuer in an emergencyMay 25, 2021
Our team was again called out on two emergency operations, one in Belgium, the other in the Netherlands. In Holland, the call had come on a public holiday. The following day, 8 a.m. we were already on site, and at 12 p.m. we were able to take over the VRU. For Belgium, the call came on Wednesday, on Thursday, 9 o’clock we were on site, at 12 o’clock both plants – a 10 and a 5 MW plant – were already in operation. In this case it was a tank storage plus ship loading. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our entire team for their hard work – day in, day out.
Customer satisfaction after VRU replacementMay 17, 2021
We are glad to receive further customer praise, this time from Belgium: After we took over the “breathing” from tank storage occurring during loading and discharging of 120 tanks, as well as replacement provision for the regular maintenance of a VRU, and in parallel the degassing of a 40,000-tonne seagoing vessel while loading using two of our 10 MW combustion chambers, we received the following feedback: “We wish to thank you all for your outstanding performances in the carbon change on the vapor recovery unit. The job was performed smoothly, ahead of schedule, with no down time for our operations, and most importantly, with zero incidents. It has been a pleasure to work with you and rest assured that we will renew this cooperation when the next VRU will need to be addressed (hopefully not too soon).” Thanks so much!
Ammonia in the fertilizer industryMay 06, 2021
In 2010 we were the first company in the world to start burning off ammonia with excellent measured results. Customers from all over the world approach us with the request to degas their ammonia tanks or vessels. We even can degas substances that tend to polymerize, without smoke or flame and without polymerization. Ammonia degassing takes place mainly in the fertilizer industry. The ammonia used in fertilizer manufacture is toxic even at low concentrations. When tanks are out of use, we remove the residual NH3 and incinerate the vapours so that the tanks or vessels can be put back to use free of pollutants.
Parallel degassing of crude oil tank and suction truckMay 03, 2021
During a pipeline inspection with the aid of a measuring pig, the vapors produced and those from the suction truck used were cleanly burned in parallel to the degassing of a crude oil tank. Since April 9, ENDEGS has been working on precisely this task at a customer’s site in Germany: One crude oil tank and one suction truck with a volume of 1,500 to 2,000 m³ are being degassed in parallel. In order to make progress as quickly as possible, our team is also working late into the night. The use of measuring pigs is so important because it enables wear to be detected at an early stage. The inspection includes measuring the wall thicknesses, checking the weld seams and inspecting raw fractures.
Degassing of a ammonia storage tank in the NetherlandsApril 29, 2021
Once again, a client of many years has called for a regular degassing of an ammonia storage vessel of 330m3 volume. We are pleased about his feedback: “Our ammonia storage vessel is back in service since 1 week. We all thank you for the professional support on the repair of the vessel in a minimum downtime.“
Degassing of LNG pressurized fuel tanks in the NetherlandsApril 14, 2021
In preparation for maintenance, ENDEGS degassed 2 LNG (liquefied natural gas) pressurized fuel tanks of 900m3 each in the Netherlands. Degassing LNG vessels is part of ENDEGS’ daily work. LNG is a clear, colorless, non-toxic liquid fuel that facilitates the transportation of natural gas.
Emergency service in FranceApril 07, 2021
Degassing a slop tank due to a damaged roof. In 24 hours, the 8 meter high and 8 meter diameter tank was degassed so that workers could safely enter the tank for manual cleaning. The safety of people is always ENDEGS’ top priority.
3 percent LEL (Lower Explosive Limit) in just 84 hoursMarch 30, 2021
This is the result of degassing a gasoline tank with a diameter of 50 meters in southern France. The desired 10 percent had already been achieved after 36 hours degassing. The customer was delighted and praised the team for its professionalism and fast response time. The necessary repair work could thus be carried out safely and without danger for the workforce after degassing.