TANK-CAR RETROFIT: WHAT? HOW MANY? WHEN?
Over 20,000 of the U.S.-owned ICC Class 112 and 114 tank cars are being retrofitted with various combinations of head shields, shelf couplers, insulation and jacketing to increase their safety during accidents when they are transporting ladings such as anhydrous ammonia, vinyl chloride monomer, liquefied petroleum gas and other hazardous and/or non-flammable materials. Despite early optimistic statements about time and costs by National Transportation Safety Board, DOT and car owners see a much more protracted and expensive program.
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Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation508 Birch Street
Bristol, CT United States 06010
- Publication Date: 1978-6-26
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: p. 31-33
- TRT Terms: Ammonia; Chemicals; Chemicals; Couplers; Explosions; Fires; Hazardous materials; Head; Heat insulating materials; Liquefied petroleum gas; Polymers; Railroad safety; Safety; Safety hats; Tank cars
- Uncontrolled Terms: Anhydrous ammonia; Head shields
- Old TRIS Terms: Shelf couplers; Tank car heads; Tank car safety
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00178550
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM