Tank Car Cleaning
KRS is the only North American shop that offers automated technology for cleaning tank cars and PD hopper cars that is safe, highly efficient, and offers consistent tank car cleaning outcomes. Our system consists of two robotic cleaning arms with a pressure washing wand on each that enters the car instead of a person. Each arm is equipped with either a 3D or 2D cleaning head with lights and a camera to allow the operator to inspect and direct the cleaning.
Our flare and steam system allows us to flare and steam up to four cars at one time. KRS maintains a wastewater treatment plant and vacuum system to handle and treat all waste removed from the car. This system will allow us to wash continuously and reuse over 90% of all water without waiting on vacuum trucks to return from the disposal.
- Automated cleaning technology means fewer human errors and a faster cleaning process.
- A state-of-the-art cleaning system that operates up to ~20,000 psi to remove even the toughest heel.
- Operate an onsite water treatment plant, which enables continuous washing and reuse of 90% of all water.
- The vacuum system allows cars to be washed continuously without waiting for vacuum trucks for waste offloading.
- Capable of cleaning hazardous material.
- Flare and steam system that allows us to work on commodities in accordance with our Maine DEP issued Air License.
- Onsite valve shop.
- Unit train capability.
- Ability to handle large programs.
- Mobile service and repair capabilities across New England. Click to read more about Mobile Repair.
- Faster turnaround times at market rates, most tank car cleaning work releases within 25 days of arrival at KRS.
- M-1002 and M-1003
- B24—Repair of Tank Cars
- B25—Freight Car Repair over 85 hours
- B26—Freight Car Repair Performing Office Manual Rule 88 Repair/Modification
- B79—Alteration of Tank Cars
- B80— Conversion of Tank Cars
- B81—Qualification of Tank Cars
- C5—Recondition/Repair and Qualification of Tank Car Service Equipment
- C6—Repair/Replacement of Tank Car Service Equipment
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