As oil and natural gas production continues to grow, the transport of LPG via railcar also grows in frequency. This makes the transfer of LPG from railcars to storage facilities or transports an increasingly important link in the LPG supply chain. With that in mind, transloading is a more cost effective and increasingly popular way to transfer LPG. Blackmer LB601 compressors are ideal for this critical transfer process because they are equipped with high-efficiency, hardened steel valves, ductile-iron cylinders, PTFE piston rings, self-adjusting PTFE piston rod seals and a pressure-lubricated power frame. This robust design allows the compressor to operate continuously for many hours without fail. When vapor recovery is performed, it can re-claim up to an additional 3% of product volume to every load. The compressor is also able to deliver a flow rate that approaches 300 to 325 gpm, which results in more cost-effective offloading times.
Blackmer has created a Video and Case Study that show how CHS Inc., one of the 10 largest suppliers of LPG in the U.S., is using the LB601 compressors as a critical component on an innovative mobile LPG transloading unit that is able to drive from site to site to offload waiting LPG railcars into transports efficiently and cost-effectively.