Liquid Tank Cars
Comprehensive Safety Solutions For Your Liquid Rail Cars
When transporting bulk commodities by rail, you need a safe, efficient way to load and unload rail cars. Hopper cars and tank cars both present serious rail safety challenges.
With the wide variation in rail car types and hatch configurations, your loading and unloading equipment must be designed to accommodate your facility and processes.
A comprehensive rail safety solution that’s tailored to your needs is the best way to meet these safety and efficiency challenges.
Our Solutions-Based Approach To ISO Containers
Since each rail loading facility has different needs and potential hazards, it’s essential to work closely with a trusted vendor. At Carbis Solutions, we create comprehensive rail safety solutions, drawing upon more than 40 years of experience in fall prevention designs applicable to rolling stock.
Hopper cars are used to transport dry bulk commodities, such as flour, sand, plastic pellets, sugar and grains. The hatches on top come in a variety of configurations, making it difficult to protect operators and creating spotting challenges. In addition, chutes and other loading equipment may create obstacles for safe access.
A tank car is designed to haul products in a liquid state. The variation in crashbox/operator platform railing configurations creates access and safety problems, as do offset crashboxes/operator platforms.
Additional Rail Safety Factors
In designing your rail safety solution, we also assess:
- The operator’s tasks and environment while working with rail cars
- The properties of your product and any safety hazards it may present
- Your specific access needs during loading and unloading
- How curved tracks may affect centerlines for the rail car
- Your internal safety standards as well as applicable industry standards and best practices
- How your site layout impacts the safety equipment you use
- Power limitations for electric, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment
- Climate considerations