Projects: EPC Terminal
Solution: Design/Build Bulk Material Transfer Terminals
PENTA completed this project to replace two portable transloaders used to transfer cement from rail cars to cement trucks with a permanent rail-to-truck terminal with 3,000 tons of storage capacity. Modular and containerized solutions were utilized for the terminal.
BENEFITS OF MODULAR / CONTAINERIZED DESIGN:
- Decrease operations downtime
- Expedited project schedule and completion
CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS:
- Close proximity to an airport required obtaining additional permits for the silo
- Tight project area required boring under the rail track to run the water/sewer/power to the new terminal
- A tornado shelter was integrated into the masonry building to ensure employee safety in adverse weather conditions
EPC PROJECT APPROACH:
Phase 1 – Design and construction of a backup rail-to-truck transfer system for the main terminal system to unload cement from rail cars directly into bulk cement trucks. The system included a pre-engineered rail shed for rail unloading pit weather protection, a containerized compressor room to supply utility air to both the backup system and the main terminal system, and a masonry building to providing space for the main electric room and the operator’s control station.
Phase 2 – Design and construction of the main terminal system, which included a 3,000-ton bolted steel silo, a rail unloading system and truck loading system with dustless load-spout and integrated dust collection.
PENTA’s engineering team of electrical, mechanical, process, and civil/structural engineers work with our industrial team to complete all phases of EPC projects. This includes completion of all conceptual/basic engineering and detail engineering. The engineering and industrial team work together for procurement of equipment and construction services, and our industrial team provides on-site Construction Manager and Safety Management. To learn more about our EPC and EPCM project solutions please visit https://www.penta.net/epc-and-epcm-services/.