One of the biggest problems resource companies face is how to efficiently transport their materials to rail lines and throughout the rest of the country.
The best answer for this is to have a strong transloading system in place, which can easily and quickly transfer loads between trucks and other hauling vehicles and rail cars.
Unfortunately, there is ample room for error in this strategy, and it requires serious planning and solutions for it to be cost effective.
This is where Carbis’ products and solutions can come in handy. Even when a company’s project is nowhere near a railway, Carbis Australia can help ensure the cargo or materials makes it from the extraction point to the shipping port without a single spill.
In one example, Carbis helped a natural gas liquids company that needed a mobile transloading cart with a mounted skid that could load 250# and 400# rail cars. In addition to efficiency, the company wanted to maximise safety with all the proper safety equipment.
Finally, the solution required metering and ticketing systems since custody transfer was involved in the process.
Carbis added a compressor, a meter and a ticket printer to the transfer skid, which was then appropriately mounted on the frame of the trailer. Staying true to its focus on safety, the company also installed non-slip stairs to connect the platform.
To increase employee access, the system was given a platform gangway that – in the name of safety – featured a cage to ensure fall prevention while still letting workers do their jobs freely.
The end result was a transloading system that allowed the company to quickly and easily transfer its products from remote wellheads to transport trucks and then rail cars – all while minimising waste and increasing employee safety.