FREEZING PROBLEMS DURING RAIL TRANSPORTATION. STATE-OF-THE-ART STUDY (PART I)

This report is a compilation of information on the freezing of bulk commodities in rail cars and discusses the current state-of-the-art in solving such problems. Solutions to freezing of materials such as coal, iron ore and concentrates are classified in three categories: Treatment of materials prior to shipment to prevent or minimize freezing using drying or antifreeze additives; special car designs to prevent or minimize frost penetration; treatment of car and cargo at destination to speed discharge using thawing or mechanical extraction devices. Most published information is related to infra-red car thawing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport

    Queen's University
    Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • COLIJN, H
  • Publication Date: 1972-7-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 69 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 72-13
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM