Canal Terminal Company, a bulk liquid storage facility in Illinois, had begun construction on a new dedicated tank truck/tank car direct transfer facility at its bulk liquid storage and handling facility in Joliet.
Once completed, Canals new direct transfer facility will allow for products to be transferred directly between tank cars and tank trucks, bypassing the need for storage. All transfer lines will be constructed of stainless steel, and products will be transferred utilising either nitrogen gas pressure or dedicated pumps.
Tank trucks will be loaded directly on a covered 90-foot truck scale allowing for multiple compartment loading without the need to pull on and off the scale.
Should product heating be required, Canal can provide either hot oil or hot water, depending on individual requirements. In order to maximise the functionality of the facility, Canal will provide for all intra-plant rail car switching by means of a multi-car capacity rail mover.
Over the past 10 years, Canal has grown the facility to include more than 545,000 barrels (22,890,000 gallons) of liquid storage, three barge docks, four rail spurs, five truck scales, one tank car scale, and an on-site laboratory facility.
Source: Bulk Transporter