What kind of railcars do you
clean? All types of Tank and Hoppers are
How do you clean the
railcars? We use a portable steam boiler to heat up
tank cars. The excess commodity is then removed.
Food grade railcars are then washed with a 3500 psi 180 degree hot water power washer. We
also use a food grade detergent if needed.
Petroleum based commodities are first washed with a closed loop diesel cleaning system
after the excess commodity is removed. Then the railcars are washed with a 3500 psi 180 degree hot water power
All tank railcars are then dried with air handlers before being
Hopper railcars are cleaned in the same general method. The excess commodity is removed,
then the car is washed with a power washer and dried before sealing.
What do you do with the commodity once it is
removed from the railcars? All commodities are disposed
of utilizing various OSHA approved methods and facilities unless the customer requests the commodity to be returned
to them and the proper arrangements have been made.
Do you provide before and after
pictures? Yes, before pictures are sent with our
cleaning estimate. After pictures are sent with the cleaning certificate when disposition is
What kind of turnaround time can you provide on my
railcars? Most railcars are turned around within a 5
days period depending on the quantity of railcars being cleaned. We can even guarantee that your railcar be cleaned
in a specific time frame otherwise the base clean is free. Some restrictions apply, contact us for more
How many railcars can you handle at a
time? That will vary at any given time, but we do have
onsite storage capacity of 20 railcars.
What other services do you
offer? We offer oil wipe, minor repairs (replace
reflective tape, man way gasket if materials are provided) and we have a complete transloading operation onsite as well.