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Transloading is the process of transferring liquids from railcars to trucks and vice versa. The federal government requires spill-prevention containers to catch incidental spills that may occur during railroad transfer operations. Facilities can also install high-strength, corrosion-resistant transloading spill containment between train tracks to function as storage units.
The SPCC regulation also requires facilities to have a Transloading Containment Plan in place to ensure proper spill containment for transloaders. This plan should include the necessary transloading spill containment requirements to prevent any accidental oil discharge from entering the environment. It is important to have a plan in place to ensure proper spill containment for transloaders and to protect the environment.
Most transloading facilities need a transloading spill containment plan to meet federal safety guidelines. Facilities accomplish transloading through a variety of methods. For example, trucks can transfer material to another truck or train; cranes, loaders or conveyors can transfer liquid into railcars; and ships are utilized to transfer large shipments great distances.
spill containment plan. The plan will require you to find a way to hold at least the capacity of any compartment that might be loaded or unloaded at your facility.
Effective transloading containment plans address ways to control scenarios from slow drips to catastrophic spills at industrial railyards, maintenance facilities and other locations.
Transloading containment plans should document immediate actions and required materials in the event of a spill. The Star Track railcar spill containment system relies on a center containment pan between train tracks and two outside pans. Star Track offers safe, effective protection and quick installation. Complete your SPCC plan with the Star Track spill containment system from Polystar to ensure your facility is EPA compliant.
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