A record number of tank wagons were washed at the Bilajari washing and steaming station
In May 2020,a record number of tank wagons were washed at the Bilajari washing and steaming station, which is part of ADY Express LLC, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC. In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan at a station operating in a special quarantine mode, 1139 tank cars were washed last month, of which 1098 were cleaned inside and 41 outside. This figure is a record for the number of wagons washed at the station per month. Until now, the average number of washed tank wagons per month ranged from 450 to 650.
The increase in the number of washed tank cars was possible due to the modern technologies applied as a result of the reconstruction work carried out at the at the washing and steaming station. Currently, all processes at the station are fully automated. In total, the number of washed tanks at the station for 5 months of 2020 amounted to 3156. For comparison, for the same period last year, this figure was 2,023 wagons. This indicates a 35% increase in the number of tank cars currently being washed.
It should be noted that the Bilajari washing and steaming station, which is the only such station in the region, is of strategic importance in the transportation of oil and oil products. So, the cleaning of tanks from residues of oil and oil products, as well as from combustible gases is one of the main safety measures for the transportation of such cargo by rail. Thus, the station contributed to the safe implementation of the process of transportation of oil and oil products by railways of Azerbaijan.