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Inspection and testing of railroad tank cars

United States. National Transportation Safety Board.

Inspection and testing of railroad tank cars

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Published by The Board, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Washington, D.C, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tank cars -- United States -- Accidents -- Investigation.,
  • Railroads -- United States -- Cars -- Inspection.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementNational Transportation Safety Board.
    SeriesSpecial investigation report -- NTSB/SIR-92/05., Special investigation report -- NTSB/SIR-92/05.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17750469M

    Current track geometry cars may cover large portions of the system in a single day. Exposure to certain chemicals may cause corrosion and cracking as well. Testing is expected to be completed in August Witness: Joseph H. Hours later, the next train to traverse the main track was misdirected onto the wrong track, where it collided with a standing train.

    The products ignited and a large fire engulfed the derailed cars. Between andtotal rail-related fatalities have declined from 1, tothe third-lowest number on record and a reduction of 46 percent. V article 4. This data can be used to pinpoint and predict trouble spots in the track and plan maintenance programs accordingly.

    A calibration check shall verify the sweep range calibration and distance-amplitude correction. And certificates for U. If vehicle is equipped with torsion bars, torque arms, or other types of suspension components, check that they are not damaged and are mounted securely. Also tested were new passenger seats with special padding and new tables with crushable edges, to help prevent and mitigate passenger injuries. Passenger Safety Rulemakings FRA is hard at work on several rulemakings specifically designed to improve rail passenger safety. The engineering and sales team were great to work with and they would be the first call we will make if in a similar situation again.


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In some cases, filters should be drained of any contaminants on a more regular basis, depending upon the application. FRA strongly believes that the performance of a Collision Hazard Analysis will strengthen the system safety process on commuter railroads that grew out of the combined experience of the agency and the commuter railroads under Emergency Order No.

If equipped with a cargo lift, look for leaking, damaged or missing parts and explain how it should be checked for correct operation.

Crosslevel — The variation in cant of the track over the length of a predetermined "chord" length generally sixty-two feet. The main objective of the project is to develop a low-cost system that electronically monitors, detects, and reports a misaligned switch on the main line track located in dark territory.

The DOT tank cars are constructed with a draft sill design. The search unit shall be manipulated so that the ultrasonic beam passes through the required volumes of weld and adjacent base metal.

FRA thanked the members of RSAC for the guidance provided and has drafted a notice of proposed rulemaking targeted for publication later this year.

Over time, rail may become too wide or too narrow. The commuter rail car used by the simulator was donated by New Jersey Transit Rail Operations, and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has agreed to house, operate, and maintain the simulator at its emergency-response training facility in Landover, Maryland.

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Hitch Release Lever Check to see that the hitch release lever is in place and is secure. In addition, FRA intends to evaluate an explosive-resistant coating that is being used to enhance the armor protection of military vehicles in Iraq for potential use on tank cars to reduce the likelihood of puncture.

If certain accelerations are reached or exceeded freight can be damaged or passengers may become uncomfortable. In the same period, total employee deaths have fallen from in to 25 ina decrease of 80 percent. V and Shall be performed at the beginning of each period of extended use or every 6 months, whichever is less.

Grade crossing and rail trespasser incidents continue to cause a large proportion of the deaths associated with railroading. Preliminary low-level analyses are ongoing. Since the yearmore than To this end, FRA instituted the National Inspection Plan NIPan inspection and allocation program that uses predictive indicators to assist FRA in allocating inspection and enforcement activities within a given region by railroad and by State.

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Some of the parameters generally measured include position, curvature, alignment of the track, smoothness, and the crosslevel of the two rails. CNG Storage Tank Inspection. Performing a regular safety inspection of the CNG storage tanks is a critical maintenance requirement for CNG fuel systems.

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