On March 13, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver, Colorado the 2013 Rocky Mountain Awards Gala Dinner was hosted by the Oil & Gas Awards.
The annual conference is a platform for the oil and gas industry to demonstrate and celebrate the advances made in the key areas of environmental stewardship, efficiency, innovation, corporate social responsibility, health and safety.
VZ Environmental’s silica dust filtering product VSoxz was a finalist for the Award for Excellence in Health and Safety – Products Category.
VSoxz Silica Dust Filter
VSoxz was developed to reduce the amount of airborne particulates released into the atmosphere during oil and gas operations.
The particulates are often vented through the inspection hatches in the roof or through the side wall ports of dry bulk storage units during pneumatic loading of the proppant material from a pneumatic trailer via air pressure ducted into the bulk storage unit.
VSoxz Improves Frac Site Safety
Reducing airborne particles minimizes long-term health risks associated with silica sand. Personal Protective Equipment can be modified to a cooler, more lightweight system.
VSoxz Is Easy To Install
Due to its lightweight design, VSoxz is easy to deploy. Simple fastening system secures the VSoxz to the inspection hatch. No modification of the hatch is needed to accept the VSoxz. No additional structure is needed to support the VSoxz.
VSoxz Is Cost Effective
VSoxz design allows it to be simply cleaned with fresh water and reused many times. Due to its lightweight construction, no heavy equipment or additional tools are needed for installation. The off-loading time of pneumatic trailers are not adversely affected.
Oil & Gas Awards Judge’s Comments
“VZ’s Vsoxz product is a simple and effective solution to controlling silica dust in fracing operations. Hopefully its use will continue to grow in hydraulic fracturing operations.”
“Elegant, simple, cost-effective, successful new solution for spill containment – addresses one of the most obvious and unsightly on-location environmental issues.”
Committed To Environmental Stewardship
With over 2,800 VSoxz in use VZ Environmental has become a leader in the oil and gas industry’s efforts to reduce silica sand dust on location.
The success of VZ Enviromental’s innovative VSoxz solution is clearly evidenced by its wide spread and steadily growing use throughout many major oil and gas producing areas including Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Louisiana.
VZ Environmental is definitely living up to their goal of serving as better stewards of the environment in the oil and gas industry through innovative advancements to current technology.