River Barge Application & Tank Farm Terminal

Generally speaking, the marine industry encompasses the construction, supply, design, innovation and technology for ships, boats, barges, and recreational vessels. This industry as it relates to Corken focuses on marine transportation. Corken has a long history of providing loading and unloading solutions for marine transportation. Tanker ships and river barges are the primary marine vessels used to transport liquefied gases, refined fuels, and chemicals. Barges are designed for short hauls along the river ways, while tanker ships provide longer hauls across the ocean.

Corken’s reciprocating gas compressors load and unload barges and tanker ships at a liquid terminals storage facility. Depending on the tank size, a liquid terminals facility uses one to multiple compressors for the loading and unloading gas or for vapor recovery. Whether a tanker ship is delivering to the liquid terminals storage facility or picking up for a future delivery, Corken’s compressors are involved with each point of transfer. Corken’s sliding vane pumps are used in refueling applications. When a tanker ship arrives at a liquid terminal storage facility, Corken’s sliding vane pumps are used to refuel the ship with diesel. 

Other marine applications include diver gas reclaiming system (breathing gas) and providng shop air for tools and equipment on large ships. Corken’s reciprocating gas compressors supply reclaimed breathing gas (small amount of oxygen mixed with some gases) to divers as they are welding and constructing an underwater drilling rig.

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