Accession Number : AD0747974

Title :   Fire Protection of Railroad Tank Cars Carrying Hazardous Materials - Analytical Calculations and Laboratory Screening of Thermal Insulation Candidates,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Levine,Donald ; Dancer,David M.

Report Date : 21 JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : In recent years there have been a number of incidents in which railroad tank cars carrying liquified petroleum gas (LPG) have been engulfed in fires. The LPG cars have ruptured from the fires, causing extensive property damage and loss of life. This report describes a laboratory screening program to select two thermal insulation candidates for use in future fire tests of fifth-scale and full scale LPG tank cars. Also included are analytical calculations to predict pressures and liquid levels in LPG TANK CARS BEING HEATED BY FIRES. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*LIQUEFIED GASES, *THERMAL INSULATION), (*RAILROAD CARS, *FIRE SAFETY), PRESSURE VESSELS, SAFETY VALVES, VENTING, COATINGS, SUBSTRATES, THERMAL ANALYSIS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE