This paper describes the TankTrain TM system, a hi-volume distribution system for liquids via rail which, in operation, can be compared to a motive segmented pipeline on wheels. The TankTrain system is designed for loading/unloading via a single connection at high flow rates with a minimum of stationary facilities required. Because of high operational efficiency, movement of bulk liquids with TankTrain requires fewer tank cars than with a conventional tank car operation which requires loading/unloading of each separately. The TankTrain is typically both less capital and labor intensive than conventional tank cars. Further, it is a safer system because of controlled emission and less spillage of the commodity during the loading/unloading operation, climbing on top of each is not needed, and because of less exposure to the commodity by the workers, there is in all fewer opportunities for accidents.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 10-15, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Mowatt-Larssen, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-7-13

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188066
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78-WA/RT-9 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM