NGL fractionation loading terminal

Railcar NGL Fractionation Loading Terminal

McPherson, Kansas
NGL Fractionation Loading Terminal
SafeRack gangways, loading arms, and Hemco pivot mounts retrofit
Oneok, Natural Gas Liquids Segment
NGL components

Project Profile: Railcar NGL Fractionation Loading Terminal for ONEOK

ONEOK is committed to making continuous improvements to conserve resources and protect its employees, and SafeRack was proud to help them honor that commitment with the installation of new gangways at their NGL fractionation loading terminal in Kansas.

A leading midstream service provider, ONEOK owns one of the nation’s premier natural gas liquids systems, connecting NGL supply in the Rocky Mountain, Mid-Continent, and Permian regions with primary market hubs in Kansas and the Gulf Coast, as well as an extensive network of natural gas gathering, processing, storage, and transportation assets.

The company’s NGL division owns (or has ownership interest in) FERC-regulated NGL gathering and distribution pipelines in seven states in the West, Midwest, and Southwest, as well as four Midwestern terminals and storage facilities. They also own six FERC-regulated GL pipelines that distribute ONEOK’s Mid-Continent assets to Chicago and other Midwestern markets. A segment of their ONEOK North System delivers unleaded gasoline, diesel, and other refined petroleum products from Kansas to Iowa.

ONEOK’s NGL gathering systems service the majority of pipeline-connected natural gas processing plants in Oklahoma, Kansas, and the Texas Panhandle, with the company’s truck- and rail- loading and unloading facilities servicing its NGL fractionation and pipeline assets.

Most natural gas produced at processing plants contains a mixture of NGL components. The NGLs that are separated from the natural gas stream remain in mixed form until they are delivered, typically via pipeline, to fractionators. Upon arrival, the NGLs are separated and converted into NGL products before being stored.

Safe and accessible transport is paramount when handling these hazardous materials, and the new gangways and loading arms installed by SafeRack at the Kansas facility provide employees with the security and peace of mind they need to work efficiently. SafeRack coordinated with pipe, electrical, and civil engineers for the Kansas installation, ensuring that each loading arm would create a faster, safer liquid handling operation that maximizes fall protection and virtually eliminates downtime.