RAILROAD AND HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION

A comparison is developed between railroad tank cars, highway trailers, truck mounted vessels and demountable tankage, based on the length of hall, volume of shipment, frequency of usage, cost of equipment, and expense of operation. Decreasing cost of cryogenic equipment due to design development and improved technology as exemplified by the history of cryogenic railroad cars is outlined. A tank car for the Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), together with applicable regulations, freight rates, and railroad handling procedures is presented. A vacuum insulated, optimum design trailer is described and its function is compared with truck mounted vessels and demountable tankage. State Highway Laws and their effect on trailer design are discussed briefly, and some unloading methods are presented and their applications evaluated. (Author Abstract Modified)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the First International Conference of Liquified Natural Gas in Chicago, Illinois on Apirl 7-12, 1968 as paper 38 in session No. 6.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Gas Technology

    3424 South State Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616
  • Authors:
    • Eifel, P J
  • Publication Date: 1968

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Air Pollution Technical Information Center
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 1973 12:00AM