Vent Condensers

CEI asphalt tanks with vent condensers

Vent Condensers reduce asphalt fumes and visible “blue smoke” emissions from AC storage tanks.

Light ends that are present in liquid asphalt become vapors when heated. Condensing the vapors back into a liquid form, through a heat exchanging process, returns these constituents back into the AC tank instead of allowing them to escape into the atmosphere.

Vent condensers are effective, simple to maintain devices that are suitable for horizontal tanks (stationary or portable), vertical tanks, and even underground storage tanks. Normally, one vent condenser per tank compartment is recommended. However, multiple tanks (or compartments) can be connected to a single vent condenser through a common header system.

CEI Vent Condensers are provided in standard sizes and configurations that are most commonly used in the industry. For some applications, vent condensers are specifically designed to meet local load requirements and emission standards. High ambient moisture contents and low ambient temperatures usually require multiple pass designs. External cooling, as well as exhaust temperature monitoring are available options.

For additional information on vent condensers, please contact Heatec, Inc — an Astec Industries company