• VOCON SYSTEMS

Our VOCON valve and reporting system is the most advanced inline configurable VOCON system on the market today. 

VOCON is designed to comply with the latest known rules and regulations and is equipped with the most advanced reporting system available. VOCON has the following key points which make it highly suitable for the oil carrier market being conventional tankers, offshore applications or onshore activities.

  • The Vocon system is developed in accordance with the guidance IMO/MSC/Circ.
    680 requirement of controlling the VOC emissions from cargo tanks on a COT.
  • The Vocon system is developed in accordance with IMO Resolution MEPC.185(59) guidelines for the development of a VOC management plan to ensure that the operational procedure is optimized to minimize the release of VOC emissions.
  • The Vocon system is designed and sized under API 2000 requirements for breathing purposes to minimize the emission of VOC for COT/VLCC size vessels. DN 150 connecting flange size is the correct size. If a smaller pipe size is required, a reducer/ expander can be provided.
  • The Vocon system is equipped with the advanced reporting system MARVOC, which is a reporting system that exceeds the requirements of today and is forming the future of VOCON reporting. 

VOC Management Pressure/Vacuum Relief Valves

Protect your cargo, crew and the environment while reporting log emissions.

The VOCON system is developed by Intertanko outlining how to limit the manual release to a tank pressure around the TVP of the cargo, rather than far below it. It is a prudent and logical step forward in managing cargo loss and involves two pieces of equipment:

a) Constant pressure valves.
b) An automated release valve that operates according to the VOCON procedure. 

The individual valves are referred to as the VOC stop system. The central, automated system for gas release is referred to as the VOCON valve system. 

The key element of the VOCON valve system is a centralized release valve that features: 

  • Remote-controlled opening and closing. 
  • Automatic reflection of cargo temperature changes. 
  • Is fail-safe in case of power failure. 

The system is primarily used on oil carriers. 

The system works with either hydraulic or electrical actuators, or with a self-contained Ex-approved hydraulic/electric actuator in order to avoid interference with an existing hydraulic system – e.g. for system upgrades. The opening and closing pressure are remotely controlled from the C.C.R. via a PLC-unit, which incorporates the physical properties of any given crude oil. 

Design

The Pres-Vac VOCON features and automated system capable of maintaining a constant pressure span during the voyage.

The VOCON venting system is controlled by an electrical actuator maintaining the tank pressure between the set-pressure and the re-seating pressure. The VOCON system is installed on the mast riser’s bypass line, and controls the vapour pressure in all the cargo tanks during the voyage for direct emission control, in order to reduce VOC loss from the tanks during the voyage.

By controlling the pressure in the venting system, it is possible to fully control the VOC emissions.

The VOCON system can be programmed to enable adjustment of the opening set on the valve, according to what is optimal for the specific cargo. 

Electrical actuator

The valve actuator is analogue controlled and can be set to open partly instead of full. This feature can be used to reduce the flow rate for measuring more accurately, and keep the pressure on the cargo avoiding boil off. Approved for hazardous area installation.

VOCON valve

A built-up piston controlled inline pressure vacuum valve in stainless steel for breathing purposes and full flow capacity performance. Covering a range from 2.400 Nm3/h to 26.000 Nm3/h.

Control cabinet

The VOCON System is operated from a touch screen (Human Machine Interface (HMI)) in the front of the cabinet. It is possible to run an automatic or manual. Settings can be adjusted inside the max and min limitation for safe operation. The control cabinet must be placed in-doors in a non-hazardous area, e.g. in the Cargo Control Room.

Pressure transmitter

The relative pressure transmitter (gauge pressure) is placed on the Main IG-line. The transmitter is used to measure the pressure in the tank venting system and reports back to the control cabinet for action. Approved for hazardous area installation

Contact
  • Pres-Vac Engineering A/S
    Solvang 22
    3450 Allerød
    Denmark
    Phone: +45 48 17 40 55 
    Email: presvac@pres-vac.com