Welcome to the new Trans Environmental Systems, Inc., “TESI” !
Hundreds of our systems have been installed around the U.S. & Canada in railroad yards, chemical or oil products companies’ spur tracks and other locations. They have been used to catch releases ranging from salad oil to hazardous materials like toluene di-isocynate and concentrated sulfuric acids.
KEY TESI FEATURES
TESI Open Track Pans are designed with many of the features of our patented models with the rolling lids, flat bottoms, non-clogging drains.
TESI’s patented Full System is for top loading and unloading of a railroad tank car.
- The Center Pan is the basic spill pan between the rails used primarily for bottom loading or unloading. The TESI 20’ center pan holds 500 gallons.
- The Side Pans are needed for top loading tank cars which will “dribble” outside of the track.
- A lidded system has optional flaps to protect the rail head from debris. An open system has slide-out panels to fit up under the rail head.
Other products include
- A Locomotive Refueling Pan,
- A Drive-Over Pan for tank cars and tank trucks,
- A Spill-Barrow is a small, roll-under spill pan for use under tanker trucks to capture hose drainback .
- For temporary transloading sites, the Forklift Transportable Spill Containment Pan can be used for either railroad tank car loading or under tanker trucks. When closed, this model is designed for easy movement and stacking by forklift.
- A TESI Haz-Hammock™, First Response Collector Pouch, is an innovative leak containment pouch designed to be suspended underneath the leaking vehicle.
Our designs are protected by U.S. patents, Canadian patents, and some models are patent pending abroad.
THE TESI MINI-GUIDE
HERE ARE POINTS TO CONSIDER IN YOUR SELECTION:
1.) OPEN PANS ARE LESS EXPENSIVE TO PURCHASE BUT THEY MAY HAVE A HIGHER COST OF OWNERSHIP. HERE IS WHY…
- Will the pan have connection to a drainage system?
- If so, what is your cost of treatment of the effluent?
- If no drainage system, how often will the liquid be collected?
- What is your cost to treat that liquid collected every year? (include the cost of the required testing of rainwater to see if it needs treatment)
- What are the man-hours needed for the collection? (factor extra labor needed to chip ice and scrape debris in winter months)
- NOTE: A 20’ center open pan has 100 square feet, the average rainfall in the USA is 30” year. This results in that pan receiving 2,000 gallons per year for treatment plus labor. What is your rainfall? A pan with a lid, especially a TESI designed one-man operated lid, will therefore have a lower operating cost. Will the extra cost of a closeable pan be compensated by this saving in your circumstances?
2.) PAN DESIGN – a few simple questions with obvious answers
- Would a flat bottom pan be easier to scrape clean than one with ridges and ribs?
- Would a drain on the side, level with the bottom, avoid the debris that collects into a drain in the center of the bottom and causes clogs, delays and extra labor?
- Would a higher capacity pan reduce the frequency of testing and collection of rainwater?
- Would a metal pan withstand tough winter conditions better than non-metal pans? And will a metal pan stand up to ice chipping and scraping, as well as UV sunlight?
- NOTE: Answers to all are yes. TESI has factored these points in their pan design. Some suppliers also address these points, but others do not. Be aware of this.
3.) PAN DURABILITY
- Does your company want a metal pan with a twenty years minimum lifetime?
- Would you prefer a pan that can be installed but moved to a new location as your operations evolve with no loss of pan integrity?
- NOTE: A survey has found that the hundreds of Trans Environmental System pans sold in the 90’s are still being used.
4.) PAN LAYOUT
- Strings of open pans may be needed if a line of tank cars are parked at non-loading locations.
- Closeable pans may only be a option at the specific transloading locations
5.) TANK CARS
- Are you loading and unloading tank cars?
- Are they top or bottom unloading? (Note: Overflows from top loading tank cars will dribble down the sides and outside the rail, so side pans are needed)
6.) OTHER EQUIPMENT OPTIONS
- Do you need to fuel and service locomotives? (TESI has special small pans for this)
- Do you need to often change transloading locations? ( A TESI forklift transportable may fit your circumstances)
- Do you need a transloading point for either tank cars, locomotives and also tank trucks? ( The TESI driveover pan is a multitasker)
- Do you need a portable, easily attached leak catcher to install on leaking trucks, tank cars until they can be moved to a repair location? (Check the TESI HAZ-HAMMOCK, a required item for first responders by a major railroad)