Health and Safety

TRIG solutions eliminate the need to open the rail car to take level measurements, and potentially exposing workers to dangerous gases.


TRIG solutions improve environmental impacts by reducing spills through the provision of accurate heel level measurements.


TRIG solutions improve business performance and efficiencies by reducing load and unload times, delays and fines due to inaccurate data.


TRIG solutions contribute to the long-term potential of product-by-rail by modernizing rail cars and the rail transloading and unloading process.

TRIG Sensor Solution: Modernizing Rail Logistics to reduce risk, increase accuracy and improve business performance

Improve Health and Safety

TRIG’s XLOAD measurement sensor is designed for shippers rail cars and to be affixed to the fittings plate and identify and measure exact commodity levels in the rail car. The TLOAD sensor is designed for terminal operators and is affixed to the vent string at a terminal loading station. Both eliminate the need for workers to manually open the car to measure the commodity inside. Both technologies are designed to manage the rail car in a fully closed loop system. It eliminates any human exposure to dangerous gases and ensuring worker safety.

Reduce Environmental Impacts

TRIG’s sensor solutions are designed  to give operators accurate measurements that can be  used to quickly and safely load liquid commodities into  rail tank cars. And by ensuring proper levels, the sensors solutions will prevent overfilling, releases and spills, and events which are a common occurrence.

Improve Business Performance

Reducing risk can increase revenue. By using TRIG’s sophisticated sensor solutions to collect accurate measurements, operators will be able to reduce load and unload times, delays and fines due to inaccurate data collection. TRIG’s sensor technology is designed to ensure rail cars are not shipped overweight, reducing process inefficiencies as well as reducing releases and spills and the resultant clean-up costs and fines. Because the devices will help speed up the loading process and avoid spills and accompanying costs, it’s expected the devices will pay for themselves quickly, while also ensuring for the much safer transport of product.

Health and Safety Risks

While employing the current “open” process to measure and load rail cars, workers face significant health and safety issues. They’re at risk of inhaling dangerous gases such hydrogen sulphide (H2S) which is colorless, poisonous, corrosive, flammable and explosive.

While health and safety regulations mandate that workers filling cars wear a gas detection device, they do not have access to technology that can alert them to any potentially dangerous contents of the car before they open the manway or vent valve.

TRIG’s level measurement device will modernize the crude-by-rail transloading process. Learn more about the TRIG Solution.