Blending at Existing Bottom Loading Racks (2005)
Several Terminals in the Midwestern USA
This project is on-going, and involves studying the feasibility of
incorporating ethanol blending into several terminals, and then
proceeding with the detailed design, as appropriate. To be studied are
the condition, size, and availability of existing tanks suitable for
ethanol storage; the suitability, condition and availability of existing
pumps and product piping; the optimum configuration of the blending arms
on the loading rack; and the modifications necessary to the existing
Terminal Automation Systems to incorporate the ethanol blending into the
control system. After the completion of the studies, the scope of the
detailed design for each terminal will be determined, and design will
proceed as directed by the client.
Larry J. Hoover, P.E. and Gary Lieb, P.E. are currently working
on this project.