McDonald Street Terminal Loading Rack Addition

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Consumers’ Co-operative Refineries Limited sought to improve its supply chain to handle increased capacity and product sales volume. The McDonald Street Terminal required expansion and modification to improve throughput and minimise trucking downtime.

Ausenco prepared the Design Basis Memorandum study to define, recommend, and prioritise the expansion and provide modification solutions for the terminal. An in-depth process engineering analysis recommended ten additional loading arms on two loading racks to increase overall truck loading capacity from 4,400 GPM to 7,900 GPM, an 85% increase.

The design of two additional truck loading racks configured for B train loading was optimised for drivers to fill both tankers simultaneously. With simplification of the product mix at the rail loading point and the additions, rail loading capacity increased 88%. To achieve the new required capacities, debottlenecking of existing pipes and pumps was identified to achieve 100% flow at eight loading arms for the terminal’s primary products.

Project highlights:

  • FEED and detailed engineering of ten additional loading arms on two loading racks
  • simplify the product mix at the rail loading area and use of existing infrastructure to eliminate piping bottlenecks
  • debottleneck existing pipes and pumps to achieve 100% flow at eight loading arms for the terminal.

Project details

Commodity
Oil sands
Location
Regina, Saskatchewan
Business line
Oil & Gas, Power
Client
Consumers' Co-operative Refineries Limited
Timeframe
September 2008 - May 2009
Service
Engineering