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.