USE OF MICROWAVE ENERGY FOR THAWING LOADED HOPPER CARS OF FROZEN COAL

The difficulties experienced with unloading hopper cars of frozen coal has led the Norfolk and Western Railway Company to join with the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company in a development venture with the Raytheon Company to investigate the possibility of thawing these loaded cars frozen coal by using microwave energy. Tests of this process indicated its possible success, and tests under actual field conditons will have to be made now to determine the practicability of this method. The potential savings from this method are considered sufficient to warrant continuation of this project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Letter correspondence.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Norfolk and Western Railway

    8 North Jefferson Street
    Roanoke, VA  USA  24011
  • Publication Date: 1970-9-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00033290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 7 1973 12:00AM