Hess Tioga NGL Storage And Rail Loading

Project Scope

The Hess Tioga NGL rail loading facility is a 16-spot rail loading rack on a spur of the Tioga crude rail loop.  It loads propane, butane, and natural gasoline produced and fractionated at the Tioga Gas Plant located 3 miles away.  Loading rack is connected to the plant outlet by 8” and 6” propane, butane, natural gasoline, and vapor return lines.  Mechanical and electrical engineering design included connecting pipelines, VRU, nitrogen system, flare system, fire water and foam systems, 24-pair fiber optic line, instrumentation, automation, programming, and startup of the facility.

  • Project Management
  • Extensive LED Lighting Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil/Structural Engineering
  • E&I Engineering
  • Construction Support and Inspection
  • Programming, Startup, and Commissioning
  • Operator Training

Notable Accomplishments & Challenges

Remote Operation – The storage tanks, pumps, and control valves are located on the upstream end of the pipelines at the Tioga Gas Plant, but are remotely operated from NGL Rail Loading Rack stations.