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@ M.Sayeed

Thanks a lot for the attachment... It's really good, no doubt in it... Basically this document is from Singapore and may be this system is well established there... Let's analyze how effectively we can use this for practical implementation in Indian Scenario...


Following are the few concerns I feel when go through the document:

1. All the trucks mentioned here for loding the gas cylinders are of specially designed... In India we are getting ordinary trucks from manufactorer or supplier of cylinders... We have to demand for modification in the trucks if we need to implemet this vertical loading...

2. This document saying about the loading of cylinders in pallets... Very good suggestion... But how we will load the pallets into the truck??? It's need a dedicated crane always... Is that practically possible???

3. Is there any other option to load and unload cylinders safely without engaging a crane???

4. Like for unlaoding drum catcher, is there any such arragement/equipment available in market for the unlaoding of cylinders safely...

@Vineeth Krishna, BS Gopala Krishna, T Bhuvaneshwaran, S. Bhaskar & Raghu

Thanks a lot for active participation into the thread... Please share your ideas against my concerns mentioned above...

Let's keep up sharing and keep this forum alive...

Attached herewith is the file consisting of simple design of Gas Loading and Unloading Trolley. Hope we can design our own trolley like this.
Attached herewith is the file consisting of simple design of Gas Loading and Unloading Trolley. I am not an Engineer. I drew this as a layman to explain the concept of the Gas Loading and Unloading Trolley. In the Bottom on the floor and in bottom in the vehicle we can lay the Rubber Mat so that the hard falling can be avoided.
Hope we can design our own trolley like this.

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File Type: gif Gas Unloading Trolley.gif (13.2 KB, 222 views)

Dear Bhaskar
I appreciate your creative suggestion and it is good.
I suggest a 'stopper system' can be designed just before the rubber-drop to accomadate one or more cylinders,so that the pressure from the top(in full load condition) can be avoided.
Best ideas need to pass the feasibillity test to become the great one.

Thank you Mr. AVS for your valuable Comments/feedback.
Let us wait for the comments from the Safety Engineers Mr. Bhuvaneshwaran, Dipil Kumar, Mr. Ponraj, Raghuvaran Chakravarthy for correction in the view of Engineers.

Dear Bhaskar,
Thanks for your suggestion i could not understand give me some time will get you soon.
Dear AVS,
Thanks for your motivational feedback/comment.
Dear dipil,
Did you get this? Please let me know.

Dear Bhaskar

Thanks a lot for your reply and drawing...

What I understand from the drawing is as follows:

1. Trolley will be placing near to the body of the truck after opening the back door of the truck.

2. Make Cylinder horizontal and laying on the body of the truck to roll through trolley and coming to ground floor.

3. You are also advising to place the rubber mat on the body of the truck as well as in the ground where cylinders will land.

I hope I correctly understand your idea, if not please correct me.

If what I understand is correct it will not serve the solution to our problem in safe loading and unloading cause of following reasons:

1. Rolling of cylinder is not recommended and a safe practice even for short duration
2. we have to make the cylinders horizontal to unload. Can we think of better solution of how to load & unload cylinders vertically?
3. How we can load cylinder with this type of arrangement?
4. Workers will use the Valve Protection Cap to hold or handle the cylinders which is not safe in this arrangement.

Awaiting to hear your comments.


Thanks a lot for participating into the thread and for giving valuable inputs... Let's see what Mr. Bhaskar reply's to my above concern...

@ Raghu: Waiting for your comments...

Dear Mr. Dipil

You have correctly understood what I want to convey, Basically I am not a technical person, that's the reason I told that the drawing is made in layman level.

If you want to load and unload the cylinders in vertical position then you have to make the case for the cylinder and for loading and unloading we have to use the Fork lifter vehicle.

we have to plan for loading 5 cylinder then one partition in lengthwise then 5 cylinder then one more partition like that 5 rows and then in with that 5 rows we have to give the breadthwise cut partition, so that the cylinder should not have any contact with each other.

After loading with Forklifter then remove the door of the case you made and unload first 5 cylinders in vehicle or in godown then remove the first partition lengthwise then remove next 5 cylinders and then next lengthwise partition and on and on and on.

Some Engineering brain should be used to make the case with removable partition to fix and remove and slots for fixing the partition plate.

The base plate of the case is to be made strong enough so that the weight of the cylinders should stay there and it should not bend or break. (Please refer "Strength of Material" Syllabus).

Hope this Idea will work out, eventhough it is costly affair.

Please give your views in this aspect or you can call me in 9099024667.

Dear Bhaskar
I will discuss with my people regarding the idea you have given...
We will try to make a cage which can be loaded into the truck with Fork Lift... I think this can be a workable idea... Lets see...
I will update you soon... And surely will give you a call...
Anyone else knowing any dynamic idea other than what we discuss in the forum please come forward...
Thanks in advance...

Dear dipil,
Lets try Mr.Bhaskar idea/suggestion and take pictures update to us step by step 1,2,3 etc.. I will get you on this thread with some good suggestions with pictures.
Dear bhaskar,
Apperciate your involvent/intrest on thread.Thank you verymuch.

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