Design parameter

In the following, you will find an overview of parameters, considered for design of a new facility.

  • Design of unloading systems
  • Design of the measurement system
  • Design of piping and fittings
  • Design of the fire fighting system
  • Design of the security system

Design of unloading systems:

The following parameters are defined before the start of planning:

  • Products
  • Temperature ranges
  • Maximum flow rates
  • Loading times
  • Flange connections
  • Working areas for unloader / hoses
  • Design type (articulated loader / hoses)
  • Fail-safe systems
  • Flange distances
  • Sampling devices
  • Type of data logging
  • Video systems

Design of measuring sections and data logging systems

For measuring sections, the following parameters are specified
before the start of planning:

  • Products
  • Temperature ranges
  • Maximum flow rates
  • Calibration requirements for measuring sections
  • Billing of volume VT / weight
  • Meter systems and types
  • Nominal pressure stages
  • Control valve systems and types
  • Full and empty systems

Design of piping and valves

For piping and valves, the following parameters are specified before the start of planning:  

  • Products
  • Temperature ranges
  • Maximum flow rates
  • Valve systems and types
  • Nominal pressure stages
  • Flange design
  • Scope of supply and services
  • Acceptance tests

Design of fire fighting systems

The following parameters are specified for fire fighting systems before the start and planning and are required for processing the order:

  • Fire protection and fire water containment
  • Fire extinguishing medium
  • Temperature ranges
  • Fire fighting areas
  • Requirements imposed by local fire brigades
  • Acceptance tests
  • Selection of fire protection equipment

Design of fail-safe systems

For fail-safe systems, the following parameters are specified during the planning phase:

  • Selection of fail-safe systems
  • Selection of signal systems
  • Requirements imposed by local authorities
  • Scope of deliveries and services

All works performed in the danger zone of the tracks requires a previous careful planning
This also refers to the railcar unloading facilities integrated in the track system. The considerations which are necessary for the planning of the work must not only confine themselves exclusively to the actual execution of the work, they also must take into
account the accompanying safeguarding regulations.
Necessary safeguarding regulations are often recognized insufficiently and are not included in the budget.
Before the beginning of the work, essential criteria, such as local difficult conditions, suddenly turn out not to be taken into account.
This omission then must be cleared with additional effort.

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