Technical Reports

Field Product Removal Methods for Tank Cars

  • 01
  • Jun
  • 1992
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration; R.K. Larson, Jr.; M.N. McCulloch; J. Davis
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Train derailments response, Pressure and nonpressure tank cars, Hazardous materials, Tank car unloading procedures, Transfer, Venting, Flaring, Vent and burn, Hot Tapping
ABSTRACT: The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has prepared a handbook entitled 'Field Product Removal Methods for Tank Cars' containing guidelines for use by responders to derailments involving tank cars. The handbook presents several general techniques for unloading damaged tank cars. Procedures for implementing each of the techniques are given along with a list of required equipment. Typical applications are described for each of the techniques and a list of safety precautions is provided.