COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS OF THERMAL SHIELD COATINGS APPLIED TO 112A/114A SERIES TANK CARS

A cost/benefit analysis of thermal shield coatings on 112A/114A tank cars was performed. Thermal shield coatings are coatings which are applied to the outside of a tank to act as an insulator in the event of a fire. The intent is that the coating prevent or delay overheating and overpressurization of the tank which could lead to tank rupture and large loss of life and property. The data for the analysis were taken from Railway Progress Institute (RPI) - Association of American Railroads (AAR) cooperative research program reports. The RPI/AAR determined accident data for the years 1965-1970 and based their cost/benefit analysis on this data. In this report, the data of RPI/AAR is updated to present dollars and a re-evaluation of the accident losses is made.

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  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091313
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZL-5226-D-3 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-20069
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1976 12:00AM