Africa Metal Products reducing Atmospheric Emmissions
with Stainless Steel
In addition, some pollutants, being persistent in nature can be taken up by vegetation and thereby enter the food chain . The emission of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere is of specific concern due to the lack of clarity, firstly, on the exact chemical modifications in the atmosphere and secondly, on health and environmental impacts.
Having received an enquiry from a local petrochemical
company, Africa Metal Products designed and developed
a product to address atmospheric emissions from storage
tanks. The product effectively reduced emissions by over
The product is a flotation disc manufactured from light gauge austentic 18/10 stainless steel material. It is designed to act as a metal blanket covering as much as 99% of the petroleum-derived liquids stored in the tanks. The discs are 268mm in diameter, 90mm high with a 40mm flange. Approximately 20 discs cover a square metre of the surface area of the liquid .
Being made from stainless steel, there is no danger of corrosion. It therefore is extremely long-lasting when compared to other products designed for a similar purpose.
Internationally, industries are self-regulating their environmental performance through the International Organisation for Standardisation environmental standard, ISO 14001. A cornerstone of this standard is continual improvement. The installation of the flotation discs, to prevent emissions from storage tanks, while assisting towards continual improvement, will also prevent loss of product. This results therefore in a reduction of volatile organic compoun to the environment and real financial savings.
For more information, please contact Gerry Naidoo on 031 - 461 4250.