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Fall Prevention from Tankers — What’s New?

A question asked often in our business is“what’s new?”. In many cases it is an enquiry made in the hope that someone, somewhere, has devised a new and ingenious method for providing complete safety of operators on tanker tops, with an installed cost of practically zero....read more

Getting Crude Oil to the Refinery

When your well is located in the vast wilderness of the northern Midwest, there aren’t going to be any pipelines to refineries close by, which means you need to move the crude yourself....read more

Flatbed Tarping - The Dangers of Tarping Flatbed Loads

Tarping flatbed loads is a difficult and dangerous task, especially when it is done manually. Walking on top of unstable or uneven loads is a risk that can lead to tragic falls. The tarps themselves are often heavy and unwieldy creating an ergonomic nightmare....read more

Tanker Truck to Rail Car Transloading

It’s fortuitous to find an oil well and strike it rich; just think how good the Beverly Hillbillies had it. But, if you have no way to bring your product to market, or in the case of bubbling crude – the refinery – then it isn’t worth anything....read more

Shale Energy - Modern Gold Rush

Shale Energy is all over the news these days. Areas like North Dakota and South Texas are experiencing the likes of a modern day California Gold Rush. What does all this mean? What is all the fuss about?...read more

Getting Crude Oil to the Refinery

When your well is located in the vast wilderness of the northern Midwest there aren’t going to be any pipelines to refineries close by, which means you need to move the crude yourself. But How?...read more

How LPG Loading Arms Can Increase Safety and Throughput

LPG stands for Liquefied Petroleum Gas. LPG is actually a family of gases that includes butane, propane, and pentane....read more

Custody Transfers

Custody Transfers or fiscal metering are one in the same. They refer to the commercial transaction of transporting substance from one party to another. During such a transaction it is critically important for both parties that the measurement of the substance being transported is accurate....read more

Integrating Loading Solutions

When considering which loading arm to choose, many factors must be considered, such as the technology behind a particular manufacturer’s swivel joints, correct seal material selection, vapor recovery, dry break coupler systems, break away devices, and overfill prevention...read more

Hoses vs. Loading Arms

In a knock down drag out fight a loading arm would probably defeat a hose just because the hose is already weak from being dragged around the job site....read more

Loading Arms vs. Hoses

In life and in business, there is more than one way to achieve a desired end result. Certain methods are used due to history, purpose, preference, budgets, or safety. When it comes to tankers and rail cars, there’s more than one way to load and unload product....read more

Fall Protection vs. Fall Prevention

Risks are inherent in the activities we perform every day whether driving, flying, walking, or working. Every job has risks, but some are riskier than others. If you are going to gamble, make sure it’s with money and not your life....read more

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