Draining podiums

The emptying of railway tank wagons requires special podiums. The design of the tank wagons does not allow to handle the pipe connections and the covers at the top of the wagon; therefore a draining podium is needed for safe handling (bottom figure).

Due to the draining podium it is possible for one person to do the work. The podium can be adjusted to the height of the wagon and can be removed from the loading gauge after finishing the job.

The podium is designed adjustable in height and telescopic. The fluids to be emptied are normally explosive; therefore the hydraulic system of the podium is made in explosion protected design with a vacuum pump and is in compliance with the regulations for explosion protection (ATEX).