Frequently Asked Questions
"What are the advantages of the Enviro-tank compared to the traditional blow case?"
The Enviro-tank is a self contained transfer unit which automatically pumps waste fluid to a desolate tank once a pre-set level is achieved. The blow case is a bulky, welded all-metal enclosure that requires the pressurization of its internal components in order to collect and transfer fluid leakage to a two-piece metal tank. As substantiated by the laws of physics, the welds within the blow case design over time develop leakage points thereby causing environmental contamination while the Enviro-tank is a polyethylene storage unit that maintains leak-tight integrity. For the effective transfer of the waste fluid to the desolate tank, the blow case requires an operator to manually release a pressure valve which often leads to accidental spillage due to operator error. With the Enviro-Tank, the waste fluid is automatically pumped to the desolate tank when a preset level (usually one-quarter of the tank) is received from its gravity fed system. Additionally, the level of the liquid is clearly visible through the tank itself which provides the operator an effective contaminant-control option in the event the level appears too high due to pump malfunction. In relation to effective cost, the continual repair and expense for environmental fines and cleanup make the blow case a somewhat less than desirable option compared to the self-sufficient nature of the Enviro-tank 2000. In summation, the Enviro-tank provides an affordable method of eliminating waste fluid leakage which is inherent within the blow case unit and provides for the automatic transfer of waste fluid with minimal operator intervention.
"Are there any differences between the Enviro-tank and the pressurized pots currently on the market? If so, what are they?"
The emergence of the pressurized pot in the Natural Gas compressor continuum was simply to provide an automatic transfer of waste chemicals to a desolate tank. While it may initially appear the Enviro-tank and pressurized pots operate on the same capacity, this is where the comparison effectively ends. Pressurized pots are traditionally made of metal which translates to weld leakage as noted in the first question. These types of transfer units are also limited in size as they range from 5 to 30 gallons. The Enviro-tank’s versatility in this area is a major contributor to its domination of the Natural Gas Compressor market. Based upon the need of the customer, the Enviro-tank can virtually be ordered in any size and/or shape. The waste fluid capacity on pressurized pot units poses an additional problem. While the Enviro-tank only allows a minimal fill in order for the operator to readily diagnose a potential fault, the pressurized pots allow maximum fill which creates an immediate contamination problem due to overfill. Another issue in using a pressurized pot is the potential of explosion, which could lead to serious injury or even death. Add to the list that most pressurized pots are generally overly priced and it becomes perfectly clear that the Enviro-tank 2000 is the right fit for your waste fluid transfer needs.
"In this area of industrial design, this type of support equipment is usually warranty free. Do you carry a warranty and if so, what does it cover?"
In an unprecedented move in the Natural Gas Compressor field, we cover all mechanical parts for one year. The polyethylene tank, however, comes equipped with a manufacturer’s warranty of three years. Considering the fact that the Enviro-tank is comprised of the highest quality parts to include the top-of-the-line Sandpiper pump, the customer may rest assured that our Enviro-tank will efficiently perform to their satisfaction.
"Does the Enviro-tank have a high-level alert system or any kind of added protection to ensure proper waste management?"
The Enviro-tank product line has multiple options to fit customer requirements. We have the only environmental system that is fitted with a high level alarm that is PLC compatible or used as a stand alone system. Please see out Fluid Level Alarm System Tab on this site for more information. Another option that is widely becoming an industry standard is a secondary containment system. This system is added protection in the rare event of overfill. By combining both the high-level alert and the secondary containment option for added protection, the Enviro-tank supersedes any system on the market today.