Complete and ready for use.  In the context of this website, “turn key” means a system that is completely fabricated, installed, wired and ready for start up.

This is the commonly referred to method of transferring fuel from a railcar to a truck without having it sent to storage first. There can be two types of transloading – fixed or mobile. A “fixed” transloader unit is usually a permanently mounted pump and metering skid that is positioned adjacent to a rail spur equipped with a railcar suction header. The railcars are spotted along the suction header for coupling to the railcar drain valve. The “mobile” transloader unit has wheels to accomplish the task and can be moved from railcar to railcar to empty them one-at-a-time.

Describes a vehicle that meets either EPA's CFV TLEV standards or CARB's California Low-Emission Vehicle Program TLEV standards. TLEVs produce fewer emissions than federal Tier 1 vehicles. TLEVs are eligible for the federal California Pilot Program but not eligible for the Clean-Fuel Fleet Program.

A process in which organically derived oils or fats are combined with alcohol (ethanol or methanol) in the presence of a catalyst to form esters (ethyl or methyl ester).

The device used for spill containment at rail spurs when railcars are being loaded or unloaded. The track pan can be made from any material that will maintain a permanent shape that can be modified to fit between and/or beside rail tracks. There are track pans available made of metal – carbon and stainless steel, polyethylene and fiberglass. A track pan system is utilized to comply with the Federal SPCC – Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Rule.

A generic term referring to a harmful substance or group of substances. Typically, these substances are especially harmful to health, such as those considered under EPA's hazardous substance program.  Technically, any compound that has the potential to produce adverse health effects is considered a toxic substance.

Basic aromatic compound derived from petroleum and used to increase octane. The most common hydrocarbon purchased for use in increasing octane.

An octane enhancer. One gram of lead increases the octane of one gallon of gasoline about 6 numbers.  The EPA has phased down the use of lead in gasoline as it has been determined to be a health hazard.  Lead has been prohibited in highway vehicle gasoline since January 1, 1996.



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