TANKTRAIN TM--A HIGH VOLUME BULK LIQUID TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
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.
- 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.
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- Mowatt-Larssen, E
- Publication Date: 1978-7-13
- Features: Figures;
- Pagination: 7 p.
- TRT Terms: Car utilization (Railroads); Freight traffic; Freight trains; Liquid bulk cargo; Loading and unloading; Safety; Tank cars; Unit trains; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Liquid freight; Tank car design; Tank trains
- Subject Areas: Design; Freight Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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