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Barge unloading system at Century Asphalt Terminal


The barge unloading system was still under construction when this photo was made. The system provides asphalt piping from the Century terminal in Baytown Texas to a dock on the Cedar Bayou Waterway. When complete it will have the following features:

  • Approximately 1,800 feet of 10 inch asphalt piping from the dock to the plant site plus another 1,200 feet of piping to the last tank.
  • The piping has 11 expansion loops and three bridges, which also serve as expansion loops.
  • Piping is insulated and heated by electric heat tracing.
  • Unloading rate is 1,600 gpm.
  • The dock will have a 20 x 30 foot steel platform and a hose crane.