Benzene (C6H6) Handling Design, Loading, and Installation.

Although no two Benzene Loading solutions will be identical, the product itself determines much of the critical design criteria that will ensure that optimum safety and productivity can work together in harmony.

What is Benzene? is a chemical that is a colorless or light yellow liquid at room temperature. It has a sweet odor and is highly flammable. Benzene evaporates into the air very quickly. Its vapor is heavier than air and may sink into low-lying areas. Benzene dissolves only slightly in water and will float on top of water.

In the United States, Benzene is typically a “tight-fill” (closed-loop) loading operation and is loaded into barges or rail cars via chemical hoses or marine loading arms. Benzene, if not handled properly can be fatal and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Additionally, because operators are on top of the vehicles during the loading process, fall prevention is essential, not only for safety but increases throughput. Benzene is typically transported via barge, or a 10,000-gallon insulated or non-insulated general service tank car. The rails cars themselves are 9′ outside diameter with an overall length of ~47′, with a 6’ x 6′ or 8’ x 8’ centered crash box.

Benzene (C6H6) Transport

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