Additive injection systems are a very common piece of equipment at refined fuel loading terminals. Every fuel company, from Exxon to Chevron to Shell to Valero, has their own special additive for motor gasoline or diesel. Some are cleaning agents while others are high performance additives to help our vehicles operate at peak performance. Aura Engineering has designed several truck loading facilities that have incorporated an additive injection system at the loading rack.
We were recently presented with a challenge by one of our customers to develop a mobile additive injection system. This customer is currently operating in a temporary mobile transloading phase while the terminal is under construction. The mobile transloaders are designed to transfer gasoline and diesel from railcars directly into trucks for distribution to gas stations. One of the client’s fuel customers is requiring additive injection for their product that will be loaded into the trucks. Due to the need for a mobile skid to move from railcar to railcar as each one is emptied, Aura was tasked with incorporating a mobile additive system into the existing mobile transloading operation. To meet the customer’s requirements, our engineers and contractors developed a plan to incorporate the mobile metering skid and the additive injection skid onto a gooseneck trailer so the metering skid and the additive skid could be easily moved from railcar to railcar. The design required the incorporation of a 480V 3 phase power distribution system, upgraded control system, and a series of tubing runs to ensure the skids could be powered and that the appropriate amount of additive was injected into each truck load.
As the above project illustrates, Aura Engineering is capable of providing our clients with customized engineering and construction needs to meet the ever-changing requirements of the fuel transportation markets.