SafeRack Hexane Bottom Offload Rack

Hexane offload single spot rack with a SafeRack SAS (Self Adjusting Stair) Gangway and Safety Cage.

Hexane Bottom Offload Rack

Operators bottom offload bulk hexane but still need access to the top of the truck to open the hatch for venting.
This is a single spot rack with Self Adjusting Gangway and Cage System

SafeRack also performed the install, during customers’ set shut down, alongside multiple other contractors in this small area doing work on all the other items this customer had scheduled to be replaced during the shutdown.

Chemical Handling Design and Installation Experts

SafeRack takes worker safety very seriously and offers a full range of products and equipment designed specifically to reduce the risks associated with bulk chemical loading transportation while improving loading and unloading throughput.

Bulk Chemical Loading graphic

Operator and Environmental Safety – SafeRack has been providing safe, reliable platforms, handrails, and gangway solutions to the chemical industry for many years. From multifaceted fall prevention retrofits to new builds, SafeRack’s priorities are operator and environmental safety while still focusing on creating an efficient and productive solution that allows a significant return on investment.

Hexane Transport

Although no two Hexane 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 Hexane? Hexane, also known as Hexyl hydride, dipropyl, or n-hexane is a clear colorless liquid with a petroleum-like odor.  C6H14 is used as an additive in consumer products, including gasoline, glue, inks, varnishes, and a cleaning agent in the textile, furniture, and printing industries.  Common household products, such as contact cement, spray adhesives and stain removers all contain hexane.

In the United States, Hexane is a “tight-fill” (closed-loop) loading operation and is loaded or unloaded into rail cars via carbon steel loading arms. Hexane, if not handled properly can cause serious injuries and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Additionally, because operators are on top of the vehicles during the loading process, robust, well-designed fall prevention is essential to ensure increased throughput, without compromising operator safety.

Hexane is typically shipped in 10,000 gallon DOT-111 insulated or non-insulated general service tank cars with safety valves or vents.   The rails cars themselves are ~ 9′ outside diameter with an overall length of ~45’ to 50′, with a 6’ x 6’ center opening or off-set crash box openings.