ICE Technology


The action of remedying something, in particular of reversing or stopping environmental damage.

The Myth of Carbon Filter

When all things are considered ProGreen® is the most economical and ethically responsible answer to vacuum truck degassing? The FSI ProGreen® Equipment is based on many new innovative breakthroughs from Remediation Services Int’l.

Are you running the risk of violations & fines along with the hassle of removing carbon waste (cost)?

Do your due diligence! Look at the real bottom line below and see how FSI and ProGreen® technology can correct these issues.

What makes FSI special as compared to its competition now, and how will it hold that advantage in the future.

Truth is that for the most part, FSI provides the same type services to its customers, however, it does so use a unique technology with NO FLARE as follow consider the following significant differences:

  • FSI utilizes patented industrial degassing equipment, which in part incorporates a processor controlled emissions tracking carburetion system on a specifically designed internal combustion engine (ICE) where the engine becomes both the vacuum pump and air pollution control device.
  • The competition uses thermal oxidizers for air pollution control
  • There are dozens of manufacturers that sell thermal oxidization technology; therefore industrial service companies that use them don’t have a unique approach to degassing and are pretty much resolved to selling price only.
  • FSI has access to competitions tools of the trade, but not vice versa. One company does use its own patented cryogenics process, but very costly operation and they are not seen as a competitor in the petroleum hydrocarbon market. May have value in the chemical market if there is value to reuse recovered product.
  • RSI ICE technology is “user-friendly” meaning easier to train technicians because of “turn-key” feature where the system practically operates itself (originally designed to run 24/7 unattended). Thermal oxidizers are more complicated and more susceptible to high alarm shutdown events due to PLC temperature control loop controlling slow motorized operating valves
  • RSI ICE uses 100% of the waste stream as its primary fuel source, plus ICE may be turned down to 25% of its BTU/hr rating during certain times of the job; both resulting in reduced alternate fuel cost compared to thermal oxidization that doesn’t share these features. In fact, thermal oxidizers require an engine/generator to power their system, which in itself uses more energy.
  • RSI’s ICE is the only air pollution control device that serves multiple purposes by providing free energy to transfer BTU value of process waste stream into usable energy, for instance, the engine and/or is waste is used to power:
  • Patent pending Chiller module where a portion of the product is recovered when vapor is condensed back into liquid (also used to increase the capacity of a unit without sacrificing space)
  • Patented Exhaust heat is used to power oxidizer that operates in parallel with the engine (two air pollution control devices) at one O&M price)
  • Radiator heat (glycol) may be used for whatever purpose
  • Onboard generator for power distribution on and off the job site

Are you running the RISK of VIOLATIONS and FINES?

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” Lord Kelvin

Are your vacuum trucks being monitored on the hour or once daily if daily ask yourself why?
FSI can give you the assurance you are in compliant up to the minute all day long and delivering the VOC removal rate with NO waste materials to deal with.
Can you afford to risk compliance issues and deal with continuing waste issues?

Don’t Pay To Process Hot Air

Let our FSI ProGreen® Equipment Pay You with Process Savings, Energy Co-generation, and More! Historically, it has been the practice in the soil and groundwater remediation industry to specify oxidation equipment based upon maximized process flow rates and applied vacuum-but what are you really paying for?

Process Flow Rates vs. Mass Removal Rates

Most oxidation processes require in-fluent dilution air to meet acceptable LEL process safety limits – sometimes reducing in-fluent concentration down to 20% of LEL values. High process flow rates, therefore, do not necessarily equate to high mass removal rates, especially when VOC abatement is required.

Stop paying for processing ambient air! Our Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) technology utilizes dilution air only as necessary to maintain stoichiometric combustion. Further, ProGreen® ICE systems can operate with VOC influent concentrations at or above LEL with minimal to no supplemental fuel usage.

In the final analysis, when you compare the capital, installation, utility and O&M costs of thermal and catalytic oxidizers to ICE systems on a “cost per pound destroyed” basis, ICE technology is usually the clear, cost-effective choice.

In fact, according to a study conducted by the United States Air Force (AFCEE):
“Based upon the cost estimate provided in Section 3.4, ICE technology is similar to that of thermal and catalytic oxidation when in-fluent concentrations range between 3,000 to 5,000 ppmv TVH. Above these concentrations, ICE technology becomes more cost-effective.”*

Look at the real bottom line! Don’t let others sell you hot air! Make your investment dollars count by purchasing mass removal efficiency. ProGreen® systems are self-contained and very portable. Truck or Trailer mounted and separate modular units can arrive at your facility and can be operating within minutes in most cases!

For The Record

RSI has been producing ICE Technology for vapor control since 1987, and specifically for the tank degassing industry for the past ten years.

  • According to SCAQMD, over 45% of the tanks being degassed over the past 10 years have been done with engines mostly RSI’s. (I would conclude).
  • In May of 2008, Rule 1149 changed whereas 2.3 tank volume exchanges are no longer acceptable for considering a tank degassed.
  • It is now required that the PPMV inside the tank be reduced down to 5000 PPMV as methane.
  • The result of this rule as it relates to the type of equipment used on site is that mass throughput (usually expressed in BTU/hr) is just as important as flow capacity

*Excerpt from: “Final Comprehensive Technical Report for the Evaluation of Soil Vapor Extraction and  Treatment Using Internal Combustion Technology”, Air Force Center For Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) Technology Transfer Division, July 1998 

Model: IC Equipment


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