Patent Number: 7,762,082

Title: Apparatus and method of recovering vapors

Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed for recovering a flammable vapor emanating from a vent of a tank. The apparatus comprises an input conduit for connecting to the vent of the tank. An input manifold connects the input conduit to an input of a compressor with an output manifold connecting an output of the compressor to an input of a storage tank. An output conduit connects an output of the storage tank to the turbine generator for generating electrical power by burning the flammable vapor. An electrical connector directs electrical power from the turbine generator to drive the apparatus as well as to supply surplus power to an external load.

Inventors: Knight; James William (Gibsonton, FL), Haynes, Jr.; Donald Edward (Tampa, FL)

Assignee: IES Consulting Inc.

International Classification: F02C 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018