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Carbis can help with transloading dilemmas

One of the biggest problems resource companies face is how to efficiently transport their materials to rail lines and throughout the rest of the country.

The best answer for this is to have a strong transloading system in place, which can easily and quickly transfer loads between trucks and other hauling vehicles and rail cars.

Unfortunately, there is ample room for error in this strategy, and it requires serious planning and solutions for it to be cost effective.

This is where Carbis’ products and solutions can come in handy. Even when a company’s project is nowhere near a railway, Carbis can help ensure the cargo or materials makes it from the extraction point to the shipping port without a single spill.

Transloading Portable Access Platform - Buzzard

Transloading Portable Access Platform – Buzzard

In one example, Carbis helped a natural gas liquids company that needed a mobile transloading cart with a mounted skid that could load 250# and 400# rail cars. In addition to efficiency, the company wanted to maximise safety with all the proper safety equipment.

Finally, the solution required metering and ticketing systems since custody transfer was involved in the process.

Carbis added a compressor, a meter and a ticket printer to the transfer skid, which was then appropriately mounted on the frame of the trailer. Staying true to its focus on safety, the company also installed non-slip stairs to connect the platform.

To increase employee access, the system was given a platform gangway that – in the name of safety – featured a cage to ensure fall prevention while still letting workers do their jobs freely.

The end result was a transloading system that allowed the company to quickly and easily transfer its products from remote wellheads to transport trucks and then rail cars – all while minimising waste and increasing employee safety.

Keep National Safe Work Australia Month in mind

October may be on its way out, but there’s still time to ensure your business is doing its part to raise awareness of National Safe Work Australia Month and take part in any of the several activities going on around the country. Last years’ inaugural program was such a success, Safe Work Australia felt it would have to repeat the month-long awareness campaign, and so far it has gone swimmingly. The theme for 2013 has been “Safety is a frame of mind. Get the picture”, which was chosen to reflect the need for better safety to come from within organisations themselves. Last year’s event was a major hit, with a record 699 people registering as Safety Ambassadors. This year, the group hopes to encourage 800 people to sign up, which would likely have a huge impact on safety improvements in Australia’s workplaces.

Fall Prevention Equipment, Mobile Platform Ladders and Height Access Solutions

CARBIS Australia is The World Leader in Fall Prevention Equipment, Mobile Platform Ladders and Height Access Solutions.

When the program got off the ground, Safe Work Australia Chair Ann Sherry spoke on how it important it is for companies to strive to win the 2013 Safety Ambassador of Year Award. “Building on the success of last year’s Safe Work Australia Week this year’s celebrations have been extended to a month in October,” Ms Sherry said. “Every workplace in Australia should focus on improving health and safety during October to reduce the incidence of death, injury and disease. “I encourage everyone to get involved in promoting safety at work during safety month. A great way is to register as a Safety Ambassador in your workplace.” One of the best ways to ensure employee safety in an industrial setting is to invest in the right infrastructure that not only improves productivity and eliminates or reduces downtime, but keeps workers safe through fall prevention strategies.

CARBIS Australia is The World Leader in Fall Prevention Equipment, Mobile Platform Ladders and Height Access Solutions.

Don’t let the elements stop your loading and unloading business

The best facilities are able to load and unload trucks and rail cars, regardless of what the weather is – be it rain, snow, sleet or direct sunlight.

One of the easiest ways to ensure operations can go on no matter what the elements are like is to introduce a canopy, which can be a part of any new facility plans or easily integrated with existing infrastructure.

A good industrial canopy will not only let your business perform well no matter what the weather is doing, it can also keeps any products free of contaminants. Without a canopy, moving parts may be compromised when water or other drainage materials enter them.

This makes such a structure an ideal choice for a number of different operations. Whether it’s for tank/hopper cars or trucks, seatainers or any other form of transportation, canopies can be easily installed and last for years.

When you purchase a canopy through Carbis Australia, you can be sure that the product will be designed specifically to your facility so it integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure. These canopies come in either single or double-sided designs, and can include skirts if desired.

Protect your operators and products from the elements while loading and unloading.

Protect your operators and products from the elements while loading and unloading.

If needed, a company can adopt a full enclosure model designed to meet unique requirements of any particular site. Not only does this ensure work goes smoothly, but  will also lead to higher levels of safety in the workplace.

These canopies are available in either aluminium or several types of steel, including galvanised, mill or painted. Fibreglass units are also available.

All factors are taken into consideration, including the potential for damaging wind and storms. This ensures the structures will stay strong no matter what the weather brings.