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TOPIC: Barry Storage Depot, South Wales

Barry Storage Depot, South Wales 04 Jun 2018 15:17 #1

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As far as I can see, there has been no thread started on this storage depot. Like many others the site had closed by the time by joined OPA in 1990. Below is an MoP description of the site from the 1960s

BARRY

Situated on the south side of Hayes Road, Sully, Penarth, Glamorgan and approximately two miles from Barry Docks and bounded on the south east by the foreshore of the Bristol Channel.

Used for sea, rail and road distribution and connected to no. 2 ocean berth on the Basin Barry Docks by 2 x 10” pipelines and 2 x 8” pipelines from the former to the coaster berth valve pit.

Not connected to the Government pipeline system.

Tanks The tanks are in two groups, adjacent to each other and made up as follows: -

11 Neill square tanks each 4,000 tons nominal capacity, 5 C2 type tanks each 4,000 tons nominal capacity and one 30’ x 9’ slop tank.

Used for white oil products.

All the tanks except the slop tank are partially buried, mounded and connected by an underground tunnel to the pumphouse.

Pumps Sited in a partially buried and mounded concrete pumphouse and comprising of the following: -

2 – 60 tons/hr. pumps for rail and road loading
2 – 200 tons/hr. pumps for movement of products and tanker loading.
1 – 10 tons/hr. pump for slopping tanks and pipelines.

A further pump has been installed at the rail loading site for unloading tank wagons.

All are electrically driven.

Road
Loading The road gantry has 12 loading points and 3 vehicle unloading points and is fed by a 6” diameter line for loading and for unloading is connected by a 3” line through the pumphouse.

Rail
Loading Is made up of 8 loading points and fed by a 6” line.

There is also a cross connection from the 10” ship discharge line to the 6” loading line providing further flexibility.

Fire
Fighting The complete installation is ringed with a 6” fire main with hydrants, constant pressure being maintained by a fire pump. Water is supplied from the public supply and there is a 48,000 gallon static water tank. A high pressure water supply is also available for emergency purposes from the B.H.C. works opposite.

There are two trailer pumps and foam extinguishers for dealing with small fires. Foam is base injected into tanks through product lines.

Electricity
Supply Electricity is supplied by a single feed from the C.E.G.B. through a transformer.

In case of shutdown, a standby diesel electric set is available.

Offices There are the normal offices etc.

Constructed in 1940 with additions and alterations in 1943 and 1946.

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Nominal Capacity - 66,050 tons

Agents - Esso Petroleum Co.

Grid Reference - 154. ST/147678
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Barry Storage Depot, South Wales 04 Jun 2018 15:54 #2

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Had a look today and lorry loading islands are still there and tank mound appears untouched, nettles/brambles too prolific for a full recce.

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Barry Storage Depot, South Wales 05 Jun 2018 15:32 #3

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Not much to see on sat images, looks like the site may have had the bulldozer treatment.

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Barry Storage Depot, South Wales 05 Jun 2018 21:07 #4

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Thanks for posting Tim as it answered a number of questions ~ there was also a well known Art-Deco Hospital built during the 1930's just to the west of the site.

I had read that the American SeeBee's had constructed a large number QuonSet Huts around the hospital grounds.

I have assumed that the special White Oil had been pumped from the rail head under the road into this temporary storage holding depot before being distributed by specialized road tankers ?

My search identified that White oil is it's manufactured from mixtures of highly refined paraffnic and naphthenic hydrocarbons derived from crude oil and is extremely pure and versatile.

They are used as lubricants and release agents in nonfood applications, such as adhesives, defoamers, resin-bonded fllters, rubber, textiles, fibers, metallic articles and machinery.

Technical Grade White Oil functions as a conditioning agent, dust suppressant, moisture barrier, diluent and dehydrating agent.

My interest is only based upon working in the medical imaging industry in Hayes Middlesex and during my time in America was aware that Technical Grade White Oil had not meet FDA regulations ~ these are the only reasons why your post caught my attention and further investigation.

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Barry Storage Depot, South Wales 12 Jun 2018 08:53 #5

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Harboda 77

Thanks for tour reply. Gasoline, kerosene, gas oil and diesel are all also white oils.

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Barry Storage Depot, South Wales 12 Jun 2018 08:58 #6

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This is another document I have describing the site. It is undated but was written after the site was mothballed

PE/69/65/21x
31. The Barry installation contains sixteen storage tanks with a total capacity for motor spirit and kerosene of 67,000 tons. Ten square tanks were originally constructed under the Civil Reserve scheme, then another tank was added to this group and finally a further five C.2 tanks were addedx under the Civil Storage scheme. The site was obtained after considerable trouble from a hospital which had intended to use it for a camp to treat tuberculosis cases. The high price of £5,000 for 19 acres was agreed because of the loss suffered by the hospital in being forced to seek an alternative site for this camp. To the North the site has a 750 feet frontage on the Hayes Road, and as the South Side runs to the edge of the rocky foreshore of the Bristol Channel.

32. There are 2-10” pipelines from the tankage site, which follows the course of the Cadoxton River, to No 3 Oil Basin of Barry Docks. There are two tanker berths in the Basin, one for ocean tankers, and the other for coasting vesselsx.

The Barry installation has facilities for distribution by road and rail. Road loading for the whole site is done from two loading gantries. A double track railway siding is provided which runs into the main track to the North, and 1-6” line delivers the spirit from the tanks to the rail loading gantry which accommodates sixteen loading points. This siding was moved by a distance equal to the whole length of the storage site in 1947 to permit the building of a factory which had been sponsored by the Board of Trade.

Standby Diesel driven generators have been provided on the site as an alternative source of electricity in the event of the Grid supply being put out of action. The 6” fire main on the site is fed by a 6” section line from the Cadoxton River, and a reserve supply for fire-fighting is kept in the 48,000 gallons static water tank.

33. The construction of the total tankagex, the responsibility of the Angle-American Oil Company, was not completed until June 1942, at an overall cost of £343,000. The installation has now been placed on a care and maintenance basis.

Area 19 acres No of Tanks 16 Type and Capacity 11 square 4,300 tons, 5 C2 4000 tons Fed by Tanker Grade of oil Motor Spirit Kerosine
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