The conclusion of a U.S. Department of Transportation study to reduce the hazards of tank car transportation is cited. A primary hazard of tank cars undamaged during derailment is explosion caused by extreme heat from burning cars in the accident. The pressure relief valves now in service are incapable of discharging the contents sufficiently fast to prevent explosion. A secondary pressure-relief device of substantial capacity such as a rupture disc is recommended for all but highly toxic materials.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Accession Number: 00037801
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM