Ethanol Rail/Truck Transloading Facility

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Ethanol Railcar Offloading Facility
Location:Fontana, CA
Client:Terminaling and Distribution Company
Project Type:Rail Unloading & Truck Loading
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Project Description:

To help meet federal requirements for increasing the percentage of ethanol in gasoline, this project facilitated the transportation of ethanol into the region by rail car and the subsequent trucking to fuel distribution terminals. The new facility provided the ability to offload ethanol from railcars and load it directly into trucks at a new two-lane truck loading rack. The project included 5 covered railcar offload spots placed in concrete containment, space for additional railcars on the offload track, a hydraulic train mover that moves the string of cars to allow unloading of the next 5 railcars, a covered two lane truck loading rack, a vapor balance system, fire protection sys­tem, remote containment for both the railcar unloading and truck loading areas, and an operations office. SPEC developed the initial layout and plan for the facility, and performed detailed system development, detailed engineering and design (mechanical, civil/structural, electrical, control systems, and fire protection), procurement, and permit support.