Certifications involving the manufacture of LPG semi-trailers

February 11, 2021

Certifications involving the manufacture of LPG semi-trailers

 February 11, 2021      Market & Products

Each country has its own norms regarding safety in the transportation of liquid hydrocarbons. For instance, LPG semi-trailers must be examined thoroughly to rule out any leakage or internal damage that could pose a latent danger for everyone involved; this can be prevented by following a set of national and international norms, which will be explained below.

Nowadays, there are organizations in charge of verifying and certifying the production processes of companies dedicated to the manufacture of semi-trailers, tanks, and bobtails. In the case of Mexico, all pressure vessels and pipes must be designed, manufactured, evaluated, and tested under the NOM-009-SESH-2011 published in the Federal Official Gazette where it states all the norms and minimum manufacturing and design requirements for the production and testing of LPG pressure vessels.

Internationally speaking, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is one of the most recognized organizations for certifying and ensuring good manufacturing practices for LPG containers of all types. This is a certification that all companies that fabricate LPG semi-trailers, ammonia, or propane tanks must hold to sell them and used them. Moreover, another essential certification is the one issued by the Department of Transportation (DOT), which regulates and monitors the good manufacturing practice, use, and maintenance of these products.

At Arcosa, we follow the most strict national and international norms to offer our clients high-quality products; for instance, our semi-trailers approved by ASME and DOT may come equipped with: an anti-rollover and anti-lock braking system, retractable axle, pneumatic and spring suspensions when needed, and 2, 3, or 4 axles configurations depending on the final weight, taking also into consideration the client’s needs and country.

Given the quality of the products that Arcosa offers, our ongoing demand for semi-trailers ranging from 38,000 to 55,000 liters and the full version in SA612 steel from 38,000 to 41,500 liters keeps increasing, as well as our semi-trailers with a capacity of 11,596 gallons in hardened, tempered and high strength SA517 steel.

During the first semester of 2020, our international presence in the market has been constantly growing thanks to the export of semi-trailers to several countries in Central America, the Caribbean, and South America ranging from 8,600 to 14,700 gallons in capacity.

Throughout our 65 years of experience, we have been striving to become a renowned world-class company by innovating and developing high-tech products for the LPG industry, as well as having highly trained and certificated workers in different areas such as engineering, welding and coating.

We know how important it is for our clients to have semi-trailers that follow all the norms dictated by national and international organizations. Are you aware of the normative for LPG tanks and its maximum capacity allowed in your country?

In case you have any questions, you can contact us to learn more about our semi-trailers and get a personalized quote for your projects and advise from our experts.

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ARCOSA & Grupo Empire Gas

December 30, 2020

ARCOSA & Grupo Empire Gas: Infrastructures that transform the energy industry and people’s lives.

  December 30, 2020     LP Gas Industry

Throughout our 65 years of experience, we have managed to expand internationally, earning the trust of various clients in Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East by generating solid commercial relationships with companies such as Grupo Empire Gas: a company with which we have had a relationship of loyalty and trust for over 20 years. The recognition that Empire Gas has acquired from developing outstanding infrastructure has allowed it to position itself as a highly valued enterprise and given it the ability to work on important new projects.

Recently, Arcosa worked in close partnership with Empire Gas on the Mennonite Hospital located in the town of Caguas, Puerto Rico by distributing all the products needed to generate energy with LP gas. This has allowed the hospital to be self-sufficient for all its energy needs, which started operations in September 2020. This project was led by Don Ramón González Cordero, founder of Grupo Empire Gas and its subsidiary LIQUILUX, who gave a substantial investment that will directly benefit the local community.

Thanks to this teamwork made possible by both Arcosa and Empire Gas, the Mennonite hospital complex generated 1,748 kilowatts of electrical energy and this, in turn, enabled the production of 1,300 pounds of water steam used to operate this medical center. In addition, it supplies hot and cold water for the hospital’s various needs.

This project, in collaboration with Arcosa and Empire Gas, marked a before and after for the hospital industry in Puerto Rico by enabling the use of LP gas as a source to generate energy and oxygen. We are very pleased to be able to contribute to and be part of such projects that generate a positive impact, both for the local community and our environment.

It is important to note that this cogeneration system not only uses LP gas for power generation, but also produces oxygen efficiently and safely. The long-term project also includes infrastructure to enable six more hospital facilities to generate their own energy and oxygen.

Arcosa Industries de México has been involved in other outstanding cogeneration projects, for which 18 LPG plant tanks with a capacity of 30,000 gallons have been manufactured.

We invite you to continue reading our blog to learn more about the LP gas industry.

The LP gas industry continues working, even in difficult times

September 24, 2020

The LP gas industry continues working, even in difficult times

 September 24, 2020      LP Gas Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has led us to adopt new behaviors. Industries such as LP gas have adapted to the new pandemic related work plan requirements in order to continue operating and supplying  homes and businesses.

The LP gas industry continues to support critical infrastructure by continuing to operate and provide this necessary resource; absence of LP gas in homes, hospitals and businesses could create major complications.

The LP gas industry has proven to be essential. In the Americas, for example, distribution plants and distribution units such as bobtails, cylinder trucks and service stations continue to operate through the crisis, while following the protocols recommended by national health institutions.

The LP gas industry continues  to operate and provide this resource to  families, homes and businesses that require it.

The LP gas industry is seeking ways to overcome the crisis and ensure the adequate distribution of gas. By working with the commitment that characterizes the industry, we strive to make sure that our customers do not lack this vital resource.

We invite you to continue on our blog to learn more about the industry

How a brand thrives in the market for 65 years

August 10, 2020

How a brand thrives in the market for 65 years

August 10, 2020      Market & Products

TATSA® represents quality, safety and confidence and includes products such as storage tanks for LP gas and other pressurized fluids. Today TATSA® is a leading brand in the industry. The collaborators and clients of the brand are one of the most important pillars for success, managing to stay in the minds of consumers at the national and international level.

A lot of work has gone into keeping TATSA® successful for 65 years. Arcosa Industries de Mexico – the company that is behind the brand – works every day to tackle new challenges.

Here are some important achievements the TATSA® brand has accomplished since its formation 65 years ago:

In 1955, TATSA® began its operations in the LP gas industry, marketing horizontal domestic tanks. It managed to expand the range of products by 1960 to bobtails, semi-trailers and storage tanks, obtaining important growth during their first 5 years of work.

The TATSA®, brand, already beginning to mark its potential, knew that it wanted to expand beyond tanks. This led to the start of manufacturing of ammonia tanks in 1962. In the 1970s, these tanks were added to the production line as well as chlorine tanks and air tanks.

Diversifying product lines would require more space and in 1978, with new production facilities in Huehuetoca, State of Mexico, TATSA® once again focused its vision on the future. In 1980 the company Cabezas de Acero Kikapoo changed its name to Trinity Industries de Mexico, it was the beginning of new and even greater achievements.

To stay top in the industry, innovation according to customer needs is required, which is what the brand did in the 90s by developing new models of portable gas cylinders.

One of the best years for the brand was in 1995, where TATSA® incorporated into Trinity Industries de Mexico, initiating a new stage of expansion to other sectors.

The brand increasingly strengthened and known in the industry, took on new challenges and market segments by manufacturing the first sphere, cryogenic tanks, in 2005 and 2010.

In 2018, corporate changes were made when the company was separated into 2 public companies: Trinity Industries de Mexico and Arcosa Industries de Mexico, Arcosa being the owner of the TATSA® brand.

Arcosa Industries de Mexico celebrates 65 years of providing security and confidence to the LP gas market and other pressurized fluids in Mexico and the world through TATSA®.

Happy 65th anniversary, TATSA®!