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  1. Truck Fall Protection - Flatbeds

    Feb 03, 2014

    Flatbed truck drivers have a dangerous job. Not only do they drive on America’s highways everyday regardless of weather conditions, some of their other job duties are just as dangerous. Believe it or not, something that sounds pretty simple – like covering a load with a tarp – can lead to injury and sometimes even death.

  2. Truck Access Platforms Create Safer Work Areas for Employees

    Jan 13, 2014

    At Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC we design and engineer several types of platforms that give your employees safe access to single or multiple hatches on a variety of tank trucks.

  3. What’s So Great About Gangways?

    Jan 10, 2014

    In their most basic form, gangways are about getting from one place to another when there is no bridge or other permanent access.

  4. Track Pans Help Keep Spills in Check

    Jan 10, 2014

    Rail cars and tank trucks transporting harmful chemicals and fuels are bound by OSHA and the EPA to be prepared for an accidental spill. Drips, spills and overfilling can seep into the ground or run off into a water supply.

  5. Sam Carbis Solutions Group is Now CWB Certified

    Jan 06, 2014

    In order to provide our steel fall protection equipment in Canada, we needed to ensure that we were following Canadian standards, including CSA Standard S16 Design of Steel Structures.

  6. Truck and Rail Safety Cages – Proper Protection with Room to Move

    Jan 02, 2014

    A well-designed safety cage for tank truck or rail car will protect your operators and give them enough room to perform their job.

  7. Top 10 Reasons Loading Arms are Better than Hoses

    Dec 10, 2013

    While there will be times when hoses are the best tool for the job, loading arms are often the preferred method for safely loading and unloading product as it pertains to the operator and the environment.

  8. Purchasing a Chemical Feed System

    Jul 18, 2013

    Chemical feed systems have to be extremely precise as well as safe to operate – after all your employees are working with chemicals and many of those chemicals can be extremely dangerous when not handled properly. Also, the system is feeding one product into another to create a new product that needs to be of the highest quality.

  9. Hydraulic Fracturing – Setting Rules and Regulations for Safer Processes

    Jul 11, 2013

    The United States has plenty of natural gas reserves trapped in shale formations around the country at a time when we desperately need clean energy resources to be more self-sufficient. Very convenient, but not without a flurry of controversy on the method of extraction – horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing.

  10. Chemical Blending, Mixing, and Transfer Skids Custom Designed for Superior Job Performance and Safet

    Jun 11, 2013

    Skid mounted equipment works well for blending, mixing and transferring toxic chemicals. That’s because everything is contained in one place, all parts are easily accessible, and most importantly, your operators are safe from exposure to hazardous chemicals.

  11. Fall Prevention Beats Fall Arrest Every Time

    May 30, 2013

    Fall prevention is important for several reasons, the first being that it will prevent a fall that can lead to death. That’s pretty darn important. But even if a worker avoids death from a fall, there are injuries that can kill later.

  12. Fuel Transloading Terminal Must Meet Stringent Safety Standards

    May 28, 2013

    Transloading fuels is a tricky business that can become deadly in a matter of seconds if your workers don’t have the proper setup or training.

  13. Rail Loading Racks Provide Workers with Safer Access

    May 24, 2013

    Working four feet or higher above the ground requires special equipment. Believe it or not, a fall from that height can cause serious damage and sometimes even death. Fall prevention equipment that meets OSHA, industry, and local safety standards is required for any type of work that takes place at elevations four feet or higher – that includes loading/offloading rail cars.

  14. Transloading Safely To and From Tanker Trucks

    May 22, 2013

    There are several instances in which trucks will be used to carry crude oil and other fuels or fluids to a different location. Tanker trucks usually get oil from storage tanks and take it to a loading terminal to transload the fuel into railcars. Depending on the distance to the refinery or pipeline connection, the tank truck may be able to take the shipment the entire way. However, if the drive will be a long one, it is more cost effective to do things the old-fashioned way and transload the product onto railcars.

  15. Four Types Of Structural Equipment That Enhance On The Job Safety

    May 21, 2013

    Structural equipment is designed to be strong enough to withstand outdoor use regardless of weather. It will also enhance job safety for your company’s operators by providing fall prevention and in the case of canopies, protection from the weather.

  16. Transloading Crude Oil from Tanker Truck to Rail Car

    May 16, 2013

    Transloading is the term used for the process that takes place when a shipment must be transferred from one mode of transportation to another. Transloading is often used in the oil industry because the pipelines to the refineries are in the south so if the well head is somewhere else in the country, the oil has to travel there. Transloading takes place when one type of transportation can’t make the entire journey or it may be more cost effective to transfer the shipment from one mode to another. Usually product (in this scenario it’s crude oil) is transloaded from tank trucks into about 120 connected railcars. Using railcars to carry product may sound old fashioned but it’s still the most consistently effective way to transport lots of products including crude oil.

  17. Five Fall Prevention Products for Safer Truck Access

    May 13, 2013

    Keeping workers safe is the responsibility of every employer. Here we discuss five products that can help keep workers who access the tops of trucks safer everyday while they work.

  18. A Mobile Transloader from Carbis Fluid Handling Lets You Work Safely Pretty Much Anywhere

    May 13, 2013

    Usually transloading terminals are permanent structures but what if your company doesn’t have the budget for a stationary terminal? What if you want to be mobile and have the versatility to go to different job sites?

  19. Biofuels – An Excellent Alternative Energy Source

    May 08, 2013

    One of the great things about biofuels is that they don’t possess the level of greenhouse gases that fossil fuels do. They’re also attractive because they can help the US meet some of its energy needs that are currently being supplied by foreign countries. Domestic supply is certainly preferable as it can supply more jobs for Americans.

  20. Packaged Skid Mounted Loading Systems Solve Many Safety Issues

    May 08, 2013

    Skid mounted loading systems have lots of plusses. They’re ideal for use with hazardous chemicals because they ensure safe handling and accuracy in measuring product due to their excellent filtration, pumps, valves, grounding, accurate metering and more.

  21. Diesel Exhaust Fluid Helps Destroy Harmful Exhaust Emissions for Cleaner Air Quality

    May 06, 2013

    Diesel Exhaust Fluid, also referred to as DEF, is a clear, non-flammable liquid made using a solution of 32.5% high-purity urea in 67.5% de-mineralized water. DEF is non-hazardous and is neither a fuel nor a fuel additive. If Diesel Exhaust Fluid comes into contact with skin or clothing, no worries, it can be washed off with water. The urea used in DEF is created synthetically from ammonia and carbon dioxide (CO2) and is often found in products we use every day including cosmetics, hair conditioner, and adhesives.

  22. Skid or Transloader Which Should You Choose for Fluid Transfer?

    May 03, 2013

    Fluid handling is a dangerous business. Your system operators really have to know what they are doing when loading and offloading chemicals, crude oil, liquefied natural gas and other fluids.

  23. Hoses or Loading Arms – What Works Best?

    Apr 23, 2013

    There’s more than one way to achieve a desired end result. Sometimes methods are employed because of history, budgets, purpose, preference, and/or safety. When loading and unloading tanker trucks and rail cars there’s more than one way to move product, too.

  24. 7 Factors that Contribute to Flatbed Driver Falls

    Apr 22, 2013

    Having a job as a flatbed driver is dangerous for many reasons. Often more harmful than driving accidents, are falls. Falls can cause head, neck and shoulder injuries and even death.

  25. Accurately Measure Liquids and Gases with the Proper Flow Meter

    Apr 20, 2013

    When transloading liquids, measurements need to be highly accurate for both the seller’s purposes as well as the buyer’s. This is why flow meters exist – to measure the flow rate of certain liquids or gases and correctly determine the amount of product being transferred.

  26. All Types of Tarps

    Apr 12, 2013

    Flatbed trailers are perfect for carrying all types of loads whether heavy, unusually shaped, or oversized. When the load consists of product that could be damaged by grit, grime or weather, tarps are used as protection.

  27. Proper Bonding & Grounding Protects Workers

    Apr 03, 2013

    It’s impossible to completely eradicate static electricity – it’s everywhere. And when your job is dealing with flammable liquids one tiny spark can cause a whole lot of damage. Before a driver begins pouring, filtering, pumping, or mixing any flammable liquids, proper bonding and grounding must take place.

  28. The Fall Protection Hierarchy Helps You Improve Worker Safety

    Feb 25, 2013

    When it comes to safety on the job, the first thing your company should do is evaluate all job duties and be aware of the safety issues for each. This way the company addresses safety options up front instead of simply reacting to them after an accident has occurred. A job performed at heights creates added danger so at Carbis we urge each company and worker to make him/herself knowledgeable about the hierarchy of fall protection.

  29. To Improve Fall Protection on the Job – Plan Ahead

    Feb 21, 2013

    When buying and using fall prevention equipment, there are several issues to take into consideration ensuring you have the proper equipment to do the job well and with no slips, trips, falls or other injuries.

  30. Versatile Skid-Mounted Heating and Cooling Systems Work for Several Applications

    Feb 20, 2013

    One of the great things about transfer skids is that they are versatile enough to be used for different temperature applications. For hot and cold extremes there are Heat Transfer Skids and Cooling Skids both of which have varied uses.

  31. Skid Mounted Loading Systems Provide More Accurate and Safer Loading Capabilities for Your Company

    Feb 20, 2013

    Because they’re specifically designed to move hazardous liquids like biodiesel, caustic and ethanol, loading skids provide safer material handling.

  32. The Importance of Using Properly Conditioned Feedwater in Boiler Feedwater Systems

    Feb 19, 2013

    Boiler Feedwater Systems use water to “feed” a boiler in order to generate steam or hot water. Depending on the industry needs for a feedwater system can differ. What we’re addressing today is an instance when feedwater is stored, pre-heated and conditioned in a feedwater tank before it goes into the boiler by way of a feedwater pump.

  33. How to Know if Your Loading Rack Needs an Update

    Feb 13, 2013

    If loading racks came with expiration dates it would be easy to tell when you needed addressing. But because they don’t it can be difficult sometimes to know when one needs updating. Maybe the current loading rack got to the jobsite before you did and you may not really know what it was designed to do. Or maybe your company’s loading rack has seen better days after many years of service.

  34. Diesel Exhaust Fluid Helps Eliminate Nitrogen Oxide Emissions

    Feb 11, 2013

    Diesel Exhaust Fluid or DEF for short is a clear, non-hazardous and non-flammable liquid. It is neither a fuel, nor a fuel additive but it works with Selective Catalytic Reduction systems (SCRs) to reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel exhaust. DEF is made up of 32.5% high-purity urea and the rest is de-mineralized water.

  35. Fall Protection Hierarchy Helps You Make the Best Choice for Worker Safety

    Oct 22, 2012

    By law there are certain rules that companies have to follow. Worker safety is one of the most important. Protective and preventative measures help keep workers safe while performing dangerous job tasks involving heights and other hazards. Companies need to be well versed in OSHA and other safety regulations. Also, job tasks should be evaluated on a regular basis to see where improvements can be made.

  36. Frightened About Fracking? Don’t Be.

    Oct 18, 2012

    Techniques including hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and horizontal drilling can help make it possible for the United States to be more independent when it comes to our oil and natural gas supply. We have vast oil reserves that have gone untapped until these techniques were established.

  37. Take the Time to Ensure Proper Bonding & Grounding

    Oct 10, 2012

    Static electricity is everywhere so it may not seem like that big of a deal unless you’re surrounded by explosive chemicals. Even then drivers and other workers may become complacent and believe they don’t need to take the time to make sure their vehicle is properly grounded or bonded. But that is very dangerous and very wrong! Don’t let your drivers skip this life-saving step. Just one tiny spark is all it takes to create a huge disaster that can damage property, start fires and severely injure or kill workers.

  38. Loading Skids Systems that Solve Chemical Transloading Issues

    Oct 08, 2012

    A gas processing company near Chicago, Illinois processes and refines raw gases then sells them to other companies. Some of their products include propane, butane and natural gas.

  39. Skid Mounted Systems for Metering & Feeding Chemicals

    Oct 04, 2012

    If you own a company that deals with chemicals there’s always some risk involved when feeding and metering. You definitely don’t want any leaks or spills. That’s why you need the proper equipment to handle these chemicals safely, correctly and accurately in every situation.

  40. Loading Platform Accessories Help Get the Job Done – Gangways, Swing Gates & Cement Safety Cages

    Sep 27, 2012

    There are many products that will help keep your employees safer on the loading platform. Here we discuss a few of them and why they’re so important.

  41. What the Heck is Fracking and How Will It Profit America?

    Sep 20, 2012

    If you haven’t already heard the term “fracking” you will soon. There’s a lot of controversy over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, but just like any beneficial solution it can have negative consequences if businesses are not made to follow the rules and perform the job correctly.

  42. Fall Arrest Systems and Flammable Liquids Are a Deadly Mix

    Sep 14, 2012

    Because tank trucks and rail cars come in different configurations, there can be inconsistent use of guardrails on loading and unloading platforms. So companies are given some leeway in implementing what is most appropriate. However, OSHA is clear on one rule and that is “safety belts and lanyards should not be used when loading flammable liquids because the employee should be able to move freely in case of a fire.”

  43. Save Lives by Properly Grounding and Bonding Tank Trucks & Rail Cars

    Sep 11, 2012

    Static electricity – it sounds pretty innocuous but imagine what could happen when a seemingly insignificant spark comes into contact with an explosive liquid. A split second is all it takes for a tiny spark to create a full-blown disaster.

  44. Spill Containment Protects Your Business And The Environment From Costly Chemical Damage

    Sep 07, 2012

    Treating the earth with respect has become a big priority. We only have one planet so people and businesses must make the effort to take care of it. Preventing a chemical spill does just that – it protects the environment and the population plus it keeps your company from paying large monetary fines.

  45. Hydraulic Fracturing Approved to Take Place in North Carolina in 2014

    Sep 06, 2012

    In his State of the Union address at the beginning of this year, President Obama voiced his approval of hydraulic fracturing as a viable means for the U.S. to take advantage of its natural resources and become less dependent on foreign oil and gas sources. Not everyone is in favor though. In July, 2012 North Carolina governor, Bev Purdue vetoed legislation allowing hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in the state of North Carolina. Then lawmakers passed legislation over Governor Perdue’s veto that WILL allow fracking as soon as late 2014.

  46. Custom Designed Skid-Mounted Chemical Feed Systems

    Sep 06, 2012

    Chemical feed systems are certainly no impulse buy, so make sure your company’s costly investment is built to perform exactly the way you need it to. Issues with substandard equipment can cause major headaches for your company: reduced throughput, high corrosion rates, inferior chemical control, inconsistent quality and potential danger to people and equipment.

  47. Save Lives by Properly Grounding and Bonding Tank Trucks & Rail Cars

    Sep 06, 2012

    Static electricity – it sounds pretty innocuous but imagine what could happen when a seemingly insignificant spark comes into contact with an explosive liquid. A split second is all it takes for a tiny spark to create a full-blown disaster.

  48. Will Hydraulic Fracturing Poison America’s Groundwater?

    Aug 28, 2012

    You might be surprised to know that America actually has large oil reserves trapped deep underground in non-porous shale rock. Until horizontal drilling and fracking came along these reserves could not be breached.

  49. Truck Loading Terminals Customized To Encompass Your Needs

    Aug 28, 2012

    Two of the best things about getting a complete truck loading terminal from a turnkey business like Carbis is that (1) all the parts work together seamlessly and (2) you have the peace of mind knowing that everything was designed, constructed and tested in one place.

  50. Flatbed Fall Prevention Adds Safety and Ease to Tarping Flatbed Loads

    Aug 27, 2012

    Flatbed truck drivers have a dangerous job driving on America’s highways everyday. But this is not the only danger drivers encounter. Covering a load with a tarp may sound like a simply task, but it can lead to injury and often death.

  51. Platforms, Catwalks and Stair Towers – Fall Prevention for Safety at Heights

    Aug 23, 2012

    Working above ground level is always risky. That’s why there’s OSHA compliant fall prevention from Carbis. We construct platforms, catwalks and stair towers that can withstand industrial and stand up to weather. This equipment allows workers to be able to move about freely by providing a sturdy walking surface and guardrails to prevent falls.

  52. Transloading – Efficiently Moving Crude Oil to the Refinery

    Aug 21, 2012

    In America’s search to find more crude oil at home, companies have had to travel to places previously not breached; partly because there has been no way to get to the oil and partly because there is no pipeline that runs the expanse of the country.

  53. Let Loading Arms Do All Your Transloading Work

    Aug 16, 2012

    Hoses and loading arms are the two most popular products for loading/offloading tank trucks and rail cars. Each option has its purpose as far as moving product, ease of use and increased throughput.

  54. Avoid the Dangers of Harness Hang Syndrome with Proper Fall Prevention Equipment

    Aug 14, 2012

    Fall arrest systems should not be used if at all possible. Try to find a workaround if at all possible by referencing the Hierarchy of Fall Protection – using either fall restraint or fall prevention to perform a job with a higher level of safety. You just might save the life of one of your employees.

  55. Fall Protection Hierarchy – Striving to Omit Hazards on the Job

    Aug 10, 2012

    Safety on the job should always be your company’s first concern. You might think it should be profits, but you’ll lose a great deal of your profits if fall prevention is not your first objective. Falls and other on the job injuries cost your company in manpower, time and money. Protective and preventative measures need to be in place to keep your workers safe while performing jobs involving heights and other safety hazards.

  56. Extracting and Transporting Our Own Crude Oil Can Make The U.S. Less Dependent on Foreign Sources

    Aug 08, 2012

    America’s dependency on foreign oil combined with the skyrocketing prices of that oil have forced us to look in our own backyard for new sources and come up with ways to reach sources we know are there but have been inaccessible until now. Thanks to progress in drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology the U.S. is working daily to be less dependent on foreign oil.

  57. Structural Pipe Racks for Optimal Stability and Product Throughput

    Aug 06, 2012

    Pipe racks, also called pipe bridges, offer your business long-lasting stability while supporting the load of heavy pipes. It’s amazing how much weight these structural pipe racks can hold. But one thing to remember is – the heavier the load, the more hazardous it can be, so it’s imperative that safety measures are in place and followed.

  58. Safer Ship Access with Stage Gangways

    Aug 03, 2012

    From tankers to bulk carriers to barges, the main theme for all these vessels is safety. Whether for passengers or workers, access and egress should be safe and free of obstacles.

  59. Gain Safe Access When Your Ship Comes In - Ship Tower Gangways

    Jul 30, 2012

    As we discussed last week, working on a ship has its dangers and these dangers are nothing to take lightly. Today we discuss accessing a ship safely with fall prevention equipment including Ship Towers and Gangways.

  60. Marine Loading Arms for Safer Loading and Offloading

    Jul 25, 2012

    Every job has its hazards – some more than others. If your work place is a ship whether bulk carrier, tanker, barge or multi-purpose vessel you still need to get your job done efficiently, correctly and safely just like any worker. However, your floating office lends itself to a few more hazards than the average worker.

  61. Aircraft Maintenance Safety

    Jul 20, 2012

    Many of the blog posts on this site refer to tanker trucks and rail cars fall protection and access systems — but fall prevention is also essential for those who maintain aircraft. Today we talk about particular safety systems for airplanes and helicopters in both the commercial and military fields.

  62. Fall Protection – Some of the issues to consider

    Jul 18, 2012

    Some of the issues that have to be considered in determining the correct fall protection systems are listed...more.

  63. Fall Prevention and Safety in a Warehouse Setting

    Jul 16, 2012

    Each job site is different yet all have something in common and that is the need for worker and visitor safety. For the duties pertaining to warehouse work there are products specifically designed to help you improve safety and increase throughput for your workers.

  64. Flatbed Tarping — Are YOU Doing it Safely?

    Jul 11, 2012

    Tarping flatbed loads is more difficult and dangerous when it’s done manually. Walking on top of unstable or uneven loads is a risk that driver’s should never attempt because it can lead to fatal falls. Sometimes even the tarps themselves can be heavy, as much as 150 pounds, and hard to manage causing ergonomic issues. If it happens to be raining, sleeting or snowing a slippery plastic tarp can become deadly.

  65. Slips and Falls Cost Your Company More than Money

    Jul 06, 2012

    Fall injuries are not only dangerous but also very costly. The average cost of a slip and fall injury is around $28,000. Each year in the United States, workers’ compensation and medical costs associated with occupational falls have been estimated at $70 billion.

  66. OSHA and NIOSH Work Together for Fall Prevention

    Jul 02, 2012

    Slips and falls on the job cause injuries, death and huge costs for workers and employers every year. In 2010, over 10,000 workers were injured by falls while 255 workers died because of a fall.

  67. Transloading – Rail Car to Truck to Refinery

    Jun 27, 2012

    Last week’s blog talked about transloading, what it is and how it’s used to transport oil to a pipeline or refinery. Today we look at the second half of the journey, which is unloading the railcar back into a tanker truck near the pipeline or refinery. Also discussed is the importance of having a proper terminal and how the terminal should provide safety for workers and protection from chemical spills.

  68. Transloading - Trucks to Rail Cars

    Jun 22, 2012

    If the United States plans to be more self-sufficient when it comes to supplying our own fuel needs then our pipeline system must be improved so it can keep up with the increase in crude oil production. Until then, each well owner is responsible for getting the product to the refinery safely and cost effectively. In order to do that, proper terminals need to be constructed with proper safety equipment to prevent accidents and keep the crude oil moving to the refinery.

  69. New York Governor to Allow But Limit Hydrofracking

    Jun 18, 2012

    According to the New York Times, Governor Andrew Cuomo is considering a plan to allow hydraulic fracturing yet limit it to those portions of New York State that are struggling financially.

  70. Crush Syndrome

    Jun 13, 2012

    When your business is debating fall prevention versus fall protection for workers, you can probably guess that fall prevention is the preferred way to go. You guessed right. Fall prevention is designed to PREVENT falls whereas fall protection is designed to protect AFTER a fall, which in many instances is too late.

  71. Spill Containment

    Jun 07, 2012

    The Boy Scouts have a great motto, “Be Prepared”. Accidents happen. Sometimes there really is no way around it. Of course if you’re properly prepared there will be less chance of having an accident but because humans drive tank trucks and trains that carry toxic chemicals, spill containment is necessary.

  72. Marine Ladders, Towers and Loading Arms

    Jun 04, 2012

    Increase productivity and fall prevention simultaneously using a variety of fall prevention equipment that can be customized for your specific marine loading and offloading needs.

  73. Barge and Stage Gangways – Providing Safer Marine Access

    May 30, 2012

    If your company’s office is a ship there are special considerations when it comes to the safety of your employees. It doesn’t matter if you work on bulk carriers, access tankers, barges or other multi-purpose vessels your workers need to get their jobs done safely and efficiently using equipment that's up-to-date.

  74. Renewable Energy (Part 1)

    May 29, 2012

    The search for alternative energy sources is mostly due to the escalating price of oil. The United States and other countries have been researching and occasionally implementing alternative energy from domestic sources.

  75. Bottom Loading Arms

    May 25, 2012

    Bottom Loading Arm Systems are the ideal solution when it comes to fall prevention. There are plenty of other benefits as well: • Operator remains on the ground avoiding falls. • Connections can be made quickly reducing overall loading time. • Bottom loading fills tanks faster and creates less turbulence in the tank so the danger of generating static electricity is reduced. • Multiple compartments can be loaded simultaneously. • Bottom loading reduces vapors.

  76. Boiler Feedwater Systems

    May 24, 2012

    Boiler Feedwater Systems use water to supply, or in this case “feed”, a boiler so it can generate steam or hot water. For some industry needs the feedwater is stored, pre-heated and conditioned in a feedwater tank before it goes into the boiler via a feedwater pump. That’s what we are talking about today.

  77. Fluid Conditioning, Injection and Blending Chemical Loading Skids

    May 24, 2012

    Chemical Loading Skids help fluid conditioning ensuring optimal production rates and sustain pipeline integrity by keeping product moving and protecting pipe interiors simultaneously. Controlled chemical injections like corrosion inhibitors and Drag Reducing Agents (DRAs) help optimize throughput.

  78. Transloading Equipment for Better Accuracy – Transloading Carts

    May 22, 2012

    Transloading is loosely defined as transferring a product for shipment from one form of transportation to another. The reason this may be necessary is if geographically a terrain cannot sustain a certain type of transportation or if certain transportation is cost prohibitive for the company.

  79. Top Loading Arms

    May 21, 2012

    There are two types of loading arms. Those that load product from the top of a tanker truck or rail car and those that load from the bottom. Whether you need top or bottom loading arms will depend on many factors including the type of product being loaded, the current terminal set up, vehicle types and more. These factors need to be discussed with the company who will manufacture your loading arms. Today we focus on the different types of top loading arms and circumstances in which they come in handy.

  80. Implementing a Fall Prevention Program for Your Company

    May 16, 2012

    When setting up a fall prevention program for your business, first you should make yourself aware of OSHA rules regarding working at heights, as well as identifying problem spots within work areas before you create a written program.

  81. Debating Hydrofracking in New York State

    May 15, 2012

    If you ever want to start a heated debate, bring up the subject of hydrofracking. It’s sure to get people talking.

  82. Chemical Mixing Skids and Transfer Systems

    May 14, 2012

    Chemical Blending and Mixing Skids can be custom designed and built to meet an individual company’s needs. Skids include controls and accessories. They should be thoroughly tested and calibrated before being shipped. The single delivery of equipment helps avoid any lost components and startup is almost immediate meaning less down time for workers.

  83. Control Panels and Automation for Liquid Transfer

    May 14, 2012

    When you purchase a turnkey skid system for loading/offloading liquids and chemicals from trucks and rail cars from Carbis Fluid Handling LLC., you know all components have been assembled, wired, and tested in one place just like a car dealership.

  84. A Well Executed Job Leads to More Work

    May 13, 2012

    Sometimes it can help put equipment functions into perspective when you read about its use in real world situations. That’s why today’s blog focuses on a couple examples that illustrate how companies have used fall prevention to improve conditions for their workers.

  85. Chemical Metering Pumps

    May 04, 2012

    Chemical Metering Pumps Skid Packages can be designed to meet the needs of most any industrial or municipal liquid chemical feed application. These systems are completely assembled and thoroughly tested before they ship so your company receives the added benefit of easy installation and start-up.

  86. Equipment for Metering and Feeding Chemicals

    May 01, 2012

    When you have a company that deals with chemicals, whether it’s metering or feeding, you need the equipment that will handle chemicals safely, correctly and accurately.

  87. Gangway Accessories – An Extra Layer of Prevention

    Apr 30, 2012

    Workers use gangways to gain safe passage from a loading rack or platform to rail car or truck hatches. Adding accessories to gangways can augment fall prevention as well as increasing throughput.

  88. Fluid Loading Skid Systems Make Loading and Offloading Easier

    Apr 28, 2012

    If your company deals with the transfer of chemicals, gas or oil, skid systems can make your life simpler. All components are in one place, systems can be customized to suit your needs, there’s very little down time for installation and systems can integrate easily with existing equipment.

  89. Stay Safe with Rail Car Safety Cages

    Apr 13, 2012

    It’s possible to increase productivity at your company’s loading rack simply by adding proper fall prevention made to suit your business’s needs. Whether it’s a rail safety cage or rail enclosure, fall dangers will be minimized in the workplace when the facility’s unique requirements are taken into account.

  90. Things Heating Up? Keep Your Cool

    Apr 12, 2012

    Transfer skids can be used for different temperature extremes. Today we look at the difference between Heat Transfer Skids and Cooling Skids and various ways in which they can be used.

  91. The Beauty of Pacakged Mounted Loading Skid Systems

    Apr 12, 2012

    There are so many positive attributes to having a skid-mounted system. If your company deals with hazardous chemicals, a skid-mounted system can ensure safe handling with filtration, pumps, valves, grounding, accurate metering and more.

  92. Fall Prevention Solutions for Tank Trucks

    Apr 11, 2012

    If your company is looking for ways to keep drivers safer and as an added bonus make their workday more efficient by increasing throughput, it’s time you check out a few types of truck enclosures.

  93. What is Transloading and Why Would Anyone Use It?

    Apr 04, 2012

    Since the need for domestic oil production has become such a huge issue, and because many of the newly discovered oil deposits are nowhere near the existing pipeline structure, this creates an additional hurdle for the oil companies. Once crude oil is discovered and extracted how can the oil company get it to the refinery safely and cost effectively?

  94. Fall Protection Works

    Apr 03, 2012

    Used properly, fall protection and fall prevention can really make a difference in saving lives on the job. Just ask the 2% of workers who were not involved in fatal falls on the job in 2010. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) fatal work injuries involving falls decreased 2% in 2010 (from 645 in 2009 to 635 in 2010). Looking back to 2007, fatal falls are down 25% from the 847 that were reported that year.

  95. Loading Rack Accessories

    Mar 28, 2012

    How can America be more competitive as far as retrieving oil supplies here at home? The issue has been that until recently we might have known there was oil trapped underground but there was no way to get to it. Later horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing made it possible to extract the oil and then the challenge became how to transport the oil to a refinery.

  96. Proper Bonding & Grounding Protects Workers

    Mar 28, 2012

    It’s impossible to completely eradicate static electricity – it’s everywhere. And when your job is dealing with flammable liquids one tiny spark can cause a whole lot of damage. Before a driver begins pouring, filtering, pumping, or mixing any flammable liquids, proper bonding and grounding must take place.

  97. Survival of the Fittest – Portable Platforms Help Your Business Adapt

    Mar 26, 2012

    Portable platforms with their versatility and flexibility not only provide safe access, they also create a more streamlined workflow. Because there are no standard configurations for tank truck and rail car hatches they can all be a bit different making it difficult for certain fall prevention equipment to work properly when loading and unloading. However, if your company uses portable access platforms that are height adjustable and easy to maneuver around the workplace, daily tasks go much more smoothly and falls are prevented.

  98. A Deadly Combination – Fall Arrest and Flammable Liquids

    Mar 26, 2012

    Fall arrest systems and flammable liquids are totally incompatible and should never be used together. Flammable liquids can become unstable and start a fire or explode. Should an emergency like this occur, fall arrest gear could trap a worker and not allow him/her to escape the danger.

  99. Fall Arrest Around Flammable Liquids

    Mar 26, 2012

    Fall arrest systems and flammable liquids are totally incompatible and should never be used together. Flammable liquids can become unstable and start a fire or explode. Should an emergency like this occur, fall arrest gear could trap a worker and not allow him/her to escape the danger.

  100. Keep On Truckin’ - Flatbed Safety!

    Mar 22, 2012

    Companies that ship product using flatbed trucks need to establish a fall prevention policy and ensure that all employees are trained and know how to use the equipment properly.