For warehouse management work to be effective, the services carried out need to be comprehensive. On-site catalyst warehouse management work is better facilitated by outsourced or contracted third parties.
Catalyst users need to be provided with so called just in time services. The servicing warehouse is usually large. It can stretch over as much as ten acres. Storage and handling work provides trucking access for clients. Scales are used 24 hours a day. Monitoring systems are in place. These systems’ infrastructures encompass limited access and fencing perimeters. And these contribute towards the security requirements.
The monitoring of foreign trade environments is non-negotiable for most large-scale clients handling import/export work. These clients will also be covered for inventory controls, shipping and receiving. Latest inventory control techniques need to be utilized to provide a best service to international clients and their shipping agents. Data collection needs to be advanced. And tracking systems need to give immediate access for the purpose of monitoring inventory status.
Monthly inventory movement reports are usually drawn up. This provides the clients with a list of all shipments sent and received. A running balance of catalysts being kept in inventory is also provided. All these services so far contribute towards large savings for the clients. Whether they have their own land for warehousing purposes is now largely immaterial. Far more effective cost savings are generated when warehousing work is outsourced.
Processes in use at a typical warehouse include reactor loading and unloading, the cleaning of reactors and internal repairs, sulfur recoveries, catalyst vacuuming and screening and all repackaging work. Other catalyst processing work includes cracking. Turnaround planning and management of a reactor, if used, is also done. And a number of harmful chemicals and processes also need to be closely monitored.