Railroad Fueling System Upgrade
Pinnacle Engineering was retained by a rail client to ensure that the railroad’s fueling operations conform to governmental regulations. Pinnacle explored alternatives to pumping contaminated storm water and designed an upgrade to the client’s in-yard fueling facility that allows year-round fuel loading and meets all federal fuel containment requirements. Pinnacle implemented at design, which included the installation of a new fuel spill collection system and an expanded fueling pad area. Pinnacle’s foresight to the completed project allowed the client significant savings by utilizing the current structure which reduced total project costs. As a result of these improvements, the client now operates a fueling facility that is compliant with SPCC regulations, operates year around, pumps rainwater automatically as needed, and shuts down automatically in the event of a spill.