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L.B. Foster Company: DisposaBULK™ Expendable Bulk Container Transfer System

L.B. Foster Company

The company says it has designed a new breed of mobile bulk grease transfer system to dramatically improve the grease refilling process and to provide railroads additional operational efficiencies. This new system is available with TempFlex™ Rail Curve Grease as well as most other rail curve greases upon request. It features a disposable bulk container developed, patented and manufactured by Fluid-Bag Ltd. In addition to providing the benefits of properly lubricated rail by helping to insure Trackside Lubricators are supplied with grease, this system is better for the environment and safer for railroad employees, the company says. The DisposaBULK™ system is designed to eliminate the inefficient logistics of cycling large steel totes or handling the commonly used cumbersome five-gallon plastic pail. The company says less grease is wasted when compared to the five-gallon pails or large steel tote and one fluid-bag is equal to approximately 55, five-gallon plastic pails of grease, adding that the system is easy to operate and can be fitted to most work vehicles. The DisposaBULK system is designed to help reduce consumption of valuable resources as well as landfill waste and most importantly to enable a more efficient and effective railroad.