Loading Facility Design and Construction Experts

In today’s marketplace your operating requirements call for complex, multi-vendor and multi-product solution. Components are often manufactured in several locations and then shipped, assembled and tested in another. Even with careful factory testing, final commissioning can our only at your site, where the new equipment must tie in to your existing system.

Why do this alone? Whether you are looking for turn key installation, on-site supervision or a maintenance program. SafeRack can do as little or as much as you need. Our PM and Supervision team is the best in the business at supporting your company’s needs.

  • Contract review – drawings and associated documents relating to the contract prior to site arrival
  • Risk Assessment – Undertaking a site risk assessment
  • Shipment Inspection – Detection of any shipping damage or abnormalities
  • Material Receiving – Supervised off-loading and transport at site
  • Installation Management – Supervised Installations and Coordination
  • Startup & Commissioning – On-site training for both users and maintenance personnel

In addition to installation and design services, Saferack in the leader in Railcar Loading Racks and Railcar Fall Protection


Railcar Loading Facility Project Profiles

SCS supplied and installed 4200’ of ladder track on customer owned rail spur adjacent to UP right of away. An additional 8 spot rail loading platform accompanied the rail install at the fractionating facility in Wyoming. The facility receives feedstock via pipelines from nearby wells and refined products are loaded into railcars using SafeRack, LLC advanced platform and loading systems. The refinery is now capable of processing up to 50,000 barrels of raw materials per day into #1 Gasoline, Diesel, Butane and Iso-Butane that supply many of the surrounding states.

When it came time to upgrade and modernize this 1940’s rail loading facility, SCS was the only installer trusted to meet deadlines and exceed expectations. SCS provided a variety of SafeRack products and services for this project including cost analysis of replacing existing versus retrofit. SCS also performed all new equipment design/engineering, as well as demolition plan for removal of existing original loading platform system. SafeRack manufactured all the platform system and safe access equipment in their state of the art facility located in South Carolina. All shipping logistics and on-site receiving/staging was accomplished using SCS on-site project management. Installation of the new rail loading platform, pipe-bridge, process piping, I&E, and ergonomic/environmentally friendly loading arms. With the ability to move feedstock by rail, the customer has experienced an increase in refined product output at many out-of-state facilities previously unable to gather enough raw materials.

As one of the primary railcar loading points, Hardisty is one of the major crude oil hubs in North America and a major origination point of pipelines that export to the United States. SCS was asked to supply and construct a SafeRack crude oil loadout terminal spanning nearly half a mile. The USD Hardisty terminal can load up to two 120-railcar unit trains per day and consists of a fixed loading rack with 62 railcar loading positions enclosed, separate control, operator and mechanical buildings, as well as a unit train staging area and loop tracks capable of holding multiple unit trains simultaneously. SCS also supplied and installed boom-supported loading arms with supply and vapor management systems.

SafeRack was tapped to supply and install all anhydrous ammonia loading platform and safety equipment as part of their $175 million investment in upgrades and infrastructure to increase production capacity to 800,000 metric tons at an 800 acre, Louisiana anhydrous ammonia manufacturing complex located on the Mississippi River, Jefferson Parish, just outside New Orleans, LA. SafeRack assisted with design, manufacturing and specifications for all loading towers, platforms, pipe bridges and canopy systems. As well as designing and procuring anhydrous ammonia metering skids and installing the anhydrous ammonia proving tower.