Here’s the setup: I have a load of latex being delivered in Upper Sandusky, Ohio on Wednesday at 12:30. Dispatch is telling me I need to stop at Express in Cincinnati to get the load heated by steam before I deliver. So my questions are:
1. How hot do I tell them to get it? The paperwork says to deliver between 90° and 120° on Wednesday.
2. How long will it stay warm considering the temps will be in the 20s Tuesday and Wednesday? It’s about three hours from the tank wash to the delivery.
3. How long does it take to heat up a load? A couple of hours?
Any other relevant information y’all can give me is appreciated. I’m an O/O, and we don’t get the same training or attention as company drivers. I know y’all will be a big help, so thanks in advance!
Question about steam heat when hauling latex in a tanker
Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Life on Wheels, Dec 19, 2022.
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Cat sdp . .
- Apr 8, 2012
Have dispatch tell you what to heat it to….
personally I’d do like 100 or 105 With a decent insulated trailer and 45,000 lbs of product it will stay warm for a couple of days easy……
it will probably be more than a couple of hours . Depends on the tank washpathfinder1361, ibcalm19 and austinmike Thank this.
wis bang Road Train Member
- Jan 12, 2011
depends on the steam pressure and it they use a steam trap. Good insulation should only use a degree or so a dayLast edited: Dec 19, 2022
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Are you running in-transit heat?
Dave1837 Road Train Member
- Nov 16, 2019
Depends on the tank wash. Most places it'll take 4-8 hrs to heat a full load. I'd heat it to 115 if you're not familiar with that specific trailer, better safe than sorry. With temp sensitive loads it's better to slosh everything around prior to getting to the receiver just to make sure the whole load is the same temp. I learned the hard way. Valves aren't usually insulated and if the customer pulls a sample from the valve and it's cold they can reject you no matter what your trailer thermometer sayspathfinder1361, RockinChair and Cat sdp Thank this.
What temperature is the product right now?
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