CARGO TANK BOTTOM LOADING OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS. VOLUME I. REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL SYSTEMS ON CARGO TANK TRUCKS USED IN BOTTOM LOADING WITH REGARD TO IMPACT PROTECTION

The overall purpose of the program was to develop performance criteria for (1) protecting bottom loading tank systems in underride accidents and (2) for safe and reliable operation of liquid level sensors (Sensor study reported in Volume II). The program commenced with an industry survey to obtain state-of-the-art technology in bottom loading system manufacturing and carrier operations and a survey of pertinent literature. An effort to obtain underride accident data was maintained throughout the program, and the statistical probability of tanker involvement in accidents was postulated. A systems analysis was conducted to define the impact vulnerability of the system after establishing component functions and interrelationships. Emphasis was placed on shear section performance, protection guards and loading line location, product evacuation, etc., during the analysis. The performance criteria stress the need for primary and secondary system protection which are realizable with several crashworthiness concepts presented in the report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-271 430.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

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    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Tyndall, L H
    • Anderson, R L
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167112
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3978-77-60 Final Rpt., DOT-FH-11-9091-Vol-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-9091
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM