Founded by Ewart Cox in 2008, Assentech rapidly emerged as an industry leader in tank storage, fluid transfer, and process safety. The company’s unwavering commitment to delivering quality solutions rests on Ewart’s 25 years of industry experience. Recognised globally as an influencer, Ewart instilled in Assentech a guiding principle: opt for lasting quality over transient savings. Such a principle resonates more today as environmental and safety considerations rise to the forefront of industry concerns.

Central to tank storage safety is the breather valve, also known as the Pressure and Vacuum Relief Valve (PVRV). It’s a piece of equipment designed to protect tanks from hazardous pressure fluctuations. Despite its critical role, the market is unfortunately rife with breather valves that haven’t undergone stringent testing. The potential consequences of such oversights are alarming – environmental damage, financial losses, and grave safety risks.

Enter Vent-Less, Assentech’s groundbreaking and Global Award winning solution to this challenge. An outcome of extensive R&D, Vent-Less stands out as the only global technology providing irrefutable data on leak rates, performance, and functionality of breather valves. Adhering to the API2000 test protocol, its AI-driven capabilities make it an invaluable pre-commissioning tool, especially when industries worldwide are under pressure to reduce emissions, improve safety and move towards net-zero targets.

Assentech and the wider industry face a critical and pressing question: Why are breather valves, essential for operational safety, often supplied without comprehensive testing by the manufacturer? Furthermore, why aren’t these crucial devices maintained with periodic testing, by the facilities, to ensure they perform as designed, stay within acceptable leak rates, and meet the specifications required for their intended applications? These issues underscore the transformative benefit of the Vent-Less Test Bench.

Vent-Less is more than just a tool; it is a pivotal solution that measures leakage, crucial for achieving net-zero emissions and ensuring accurate environmental compliance. It also rigorously tests the settings and performance of vital breather valves and generates the results on an individual Test Report.

A recent collaboration with a waste-to-energy facility highlights Vent-Less’s effectiveness. This partnership led to significant reductions in the facility’s environmental impact costs, improved air quality for site workers, eliminated odours that affected nearby communities and increased the company’s profitability.

Additionally, the Vent-Less Test Bench uniquely addresses both Scope 1 and Scope 3 emissions—categories essential for the upcoming mandatory emission reporting. Leakage from a digester breather valve is categorised as Scope 1, involving emissions from owned or controlled sources, whereas leakage from a tank breather valve falls under Scope 3, which includes all other indirect emissions.

Vent-Less stands alone as the only tool capable of providing detailed, accurate emission quantification data. Its adoption not only supports compliance with new environmental standards but also enhances facilities towards more sustainable, safe and compliant operations.

While Assentech holds notable certifications like ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001, it’s their proactive role in the industry, exemplified by their representation on International Standards Committees and Ewart’s contribution to an environmental annexe, that truly sets them apart.

Assentech’s unique environmental methane leakage calculator, available on their website, further highlights their commitment to helping industries make informed decisions on leakage and its implications.

For a closer look at how Vent-Less is shaping the future of tank storage safety and environmental stewardship, visit Assentech’s website