RAILROAD TANK CAR FIRE TEST: TEST NO. 7

A fire test was conducted on a one-fifth scale model pressurized railroad tank car on 7 February 1973. The test, designated as Test Number 7, was conducted by the Ballistic Research Laboratories for the Federal Railroad Administration of the United States Department of Transportation at the White Sands Missile Range. The tank car model has a thermal insulation of four inches (10.16 cm) of polyurethane encased in a 0.125 inch (0.318 cm) steel jacket. The model was loaded with propane and then engulfed in a JP-4 jet fuel fire.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Army

    Ballistic Research Laboratories
    Aberdeen, MD  United States  21005
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, C
    • Townsend, W
    • Zook, J
    • Wright, W
    • Cowgill, G
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095870
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA-OR&D 75-37 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-AR-30026
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1976 12:00AM