I worked with Engineers and Pump Engineers O.T. today ~ and showed them our old equipment and lines from 26- years ago. For plans on offloading 4 rail cars a day for Bio Diesel - and how we used to do it for some tanks that are gone now - but near a tank that they plan on using - for a bio diesel metering tank to blend to trucks for delivery.
I asked them a question as I saved them a lot of time and how we did it 26 years ago the last time they were used - to a steam driven reciprocating pump ! They were amazed at me and my knowledge and of the lines and where they go @ a 1940's Pump House ....... But I digress.
Talking to a High Up person - I asked him where they are getting it and what the Blend Rate will be. He said from Bakersfield - and is expecting 4 rail cars a day (750 Barrels each). I replied GCEH then. He asked if I knew of it ? I replied that I own quite a bit of stock in it already and have been buying it very early.
He looked at me in disbelief - Got jaw struck - Went on about soy beans in the mid west and how they yield 19% bio-diesel out of a bean .... And then said "Well good Luck With That" LMFAO !!!
Current plans to come into fruitions with them they are wanting to do it - is within 2 years max and it will be a big project - with 10% Bio being added currently.
I tuned out my Armstrong and Getty Podcast the entire commute home 0 And just thought....
I know a better way and a tank that is set up with pumps and metering systems already to blend - Shocked me that they did not even think of it - or they possibly have already ...... I will Run my ideas thru a fellow co-worker in Projects tomorrow before I scribe all this shit up to present day. They need Rail, Power, Pump and Spare, Spill Recovery to Treatment Plant, Tankage, Blending (Batch or On-Line to a storage tank that will be receiving run-down). BUT IT IS A START OF FUTURE - COMMING INTO FRUITION !!!
Next up is State Mandating !! AND 20% ADDED !!!
I make great money, But I earn it and put in hours - and these people were way above my pay grade today- And they were very impressed with my knowledge and sharing to make their job easier = If I get on this Project and promoted to Union Temp Staff pay with 12 hour days (I currently work 5/12's) I just might stick around for 4 more years !!