In spring 2013, the South African cargo company Transnet ordered 232 new diesel locomotives from CNR Dalian Locomotive. These trains needed to be designed and equipped with enough power to haul freight, with dimensions suitable to operate alongside South Africa’s electric locomotives.
Oil refineries break crude oil down into more usable material. It arrives via tanker or pipeline, and is then pumped into large storage tanks. The crude oil then begins to undergo distillation as it is vaporized when heated by the system.