RAILROAD TANK CAR FIRE TEST: TEST NO. 6
The Department of Transportation is conducting an extensive research program designed to develop methods to minimize personal injury and damage to property caused by fire from ruptured railroad tank cars filled with hazardous materials. The Ballistic Research Laboratories were requested by the Department of Transportation to conduct a series of field tests with scaled model and standard size railroad tank cars. The test described is one of the scaled model series which had no thermal protective coating, and where the relief valve was turned ninety degrees from the vertical.
- Record URL:
Ballistic Research LaboratoryAberdeen Proving Ground
Aberdeen, MD United States
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Anderson, C
- Townsend, W
- Zook, J
- Publication Date: 1973-8
- Pagination: 178 p.
- TRT Terms: Crashes; Field tests; Fire prevention; Fires; Hazardous materials; Heat insulating materials; Heat transfer; Liquefied petroleum gas; Mathematical models; Pressure relief valves; Protection; Protective coatings; Railroad cars; Research; Safety; Tank cars
- Uncontrolled Terms: Models
- Old TRIS Terms: Safety research; Tank car safety research and test project
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00091295
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-AR-30026
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 26 1976 12:00AM