Open just about a year now, Superior Carriers’ new three-bay chemical wash rack in Greer SC is in the right place at the right time, according to company officials. The wash rack can handle a wide range of chemical products and is beginning to do some commercial tank cleaning.
Superior Bulk Logistics personnel handled virtually all of the design, fabrication, and installation of the cleaning system at the Greer SC wash rack. The effort included fabrication and installation of the five 1,500-gallon cleaning solution vats, the stairs, and the work platforms.
Superior’s Greer SC wash rack provides an uncluttered work area for cleaning personnel working on tops of tanks.
Checkered flags alert drivers to the fact that a tip-out must be raised before a trailer can be moved from the wash bay.
High-efficiency 50-hp Miura boilers provide plenty of steam and hot water.
Brian Ivey, Greer tank wash supervisor, checks the settings on the Zeks heated dessicant dryer used to dry tank trailers after cleaning.
Three multi-stage stainless steel Grundfoss pumps make it possible to clean three trailers simultaneously.
Cleaning operations are controlled and monitored from computer workstations on the mezzanines and on the floor.
Tanks are cleaned by Sellers spinners.
Three-inch Wilden AODD pumps with Blacoh pulse dampeners return cleaning solutions to the vats at 230 gpm.
Carbis tip-outs on the work platforms provide safe access to the tops of tanks being cleaned.
A five-bay maintenance shop built by the previous owner of the Greer SC terminal site handles preventive maintenance, tank inspections and tests, and a broad range of vehicle repairs.
Superior Bulk Logistics’ Training & Development Center shares space at the Greer SC terminal.
Tank hardware and gaskets are readily available to wash rack workers.
Superior Carriers provides workers with Miller safety harnesses that must be worn when working on tops of trailers and during confined space entries.
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