If you’ve spent any time around the petroleum or petrochemical industries, you’re probably all too aware that facilities associated with these businesses often come with some prominent scents. Sometimes, these smells cause problems. That’s when companies call Aura Engineering for odor control services.

In general, tolerance for nuisance odors has decreased in recent years as refineries, storage facilities, and communities reside in closer proximity to each other. Odor complaints by neighborhoods are taken very seriously by government authorities and media. As a result, petroleum and petrochemical businesses need options to not simply mask these odors, but actually reduce their severity and frequency. That’s where our team of seasoned odor-control engineers comes in. 

For decades, Aura Engineering has been a leading innovator in vapor control technology. We’ve even helped craft USCG regulations related to the subject. It’s important to note that if you can control vapors and emissions, you can control odors, as well. 

Fuel oils, asphalt, slops, and heated feedstocks can all be sources of objectionable odors at terminals and tank farms. Vents from large storage tanks can contain both hydrocarbons (VOCs) and sulfurous compounds such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and mercaptans. 

In addition to community complaints, these smells can also cause workplace concerns. 

At Aura, we take a holistic approach to solving these odor control challenges. Our experienced engineering staff utilizes a number of different technologies to control odors according to our clients’ particular needs. 

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Aura Engineering can build your facility a custom system that constantly monitors changes in air composition. When problem odors are detected, we will install systems that go to work ensuring that your workers and neighbors won’t suffer.

Depending on the nature of your facility, we may engineer a system by which VOCs are abated using a scrubber or vapor combustor, adsorbed using conventional activated carbon, or removed using a specialty adsorption media. Whatever the most effective and economical solution for your challenge may be, Aura Engineering can provide it. 

If a custom odor control system sounds like a breath of fresh air, contact us today. Our team is standing by to provide you with a free consultation on your unique challenges. We work with clients around the world to help ensure that petroleum and petrochemical facilities can comfortably exist in harmony with the surrounding community!