Heat Treatment of Imported Scrap Steel

The BioVapor and MTU (Mobile Treatment Unit) can treat 2 x 20ft containers of imported scrap steel simultaneously through heating both the outside and inside of the container during the treatment process.

This process provides an environmentally sustainable alternative to the fumigation of scrap steel and a less toxic environment for unloading the containers post treatment.



Key Benefits of BioVapor Treatment for Scrap-Steel Containers: scrap steel

  • Fast Turn-around Times - Two 20ft scrap-steel containers can be treated in 2 ½ hours turnaround compared with 24 hours with fumigation.

  • Non-Toxic Environment During Devanning – By using heat treatment only, there is no potential for residual fumigant inside the container during devanning.

  • No Exclusion Zones During Treatment – The new ERMA regulations require significant exclusion zones around any fumigation process, making it difficult to fumigate on port locations and smaller transitional facilities due to the limited space available. These exclusion zones do not apply to heat treatment allowing this treatment to be applied within a much smaller footprint.

Please contact us for quarantine treatment options if you are importing scrap-steel containers.

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