Saturday, January 3, 2015

BC coastal waters protected by Double Hull tanker ships; CNR, CPR & BNSF rail tankers DOT-111 are 7/16" single hull!

 Isn't it about time to stop the rail carnage by outlawing DOT-111 rail car tankers used by CNR, CPR, and BNSF rail companies?

March 12, 2014:

Municipalities Want DOT-111 Rail Tank Cars Banned

Railroaded no exploding oil trains imageA coalition of Canadian and U.S. municipalities has demanded their federal governments ban the single-hulled DOT-111 tank cars that puncture easily and have been involved in a rash of derailments, spills, explosions and fires (Edmonton Journal). The coalition has also asked the 2 governments to force the oil and rail industries to create a multi-billion-dollar fund to pay for cleanups such as the one in Lac-Megantic, Quebec which has been estimated at $1.5 to $2 billion.

DOT-111 tank car?

West of Pemberton; North of Shipyard and Fibreco

A DOT-111 tank car, specification 111A100W1, constructed by fusion welding carbon steel. This car has a capacity of 30,110 US gallons (113,979 L; 25,071.8 imp gal), a test pressure of 100 psi (690 kPa), a tare weight of 65,000 pounds (29,500 kg) and a load limit of 198,000 pounds (89,800 kg).

In rail transport, the U.S. DOT-111 tank car, also known as the CTC-111A in Canada, is a type of unpressurized tank car in common use in North America. Tanks built to this specification must be circular in cross section, with elliptical, formed heads set convex outward. They have a minimum plate thickness of 7⁄16 inch (11.1 mm) and a maximum capacity of 34,500 US gallons (131,000 L; 28,700 imp gal). Tanks may be constructed from carbon steel, aluminum alloy, high alloy steel or nickel plate steel by fusion welding.

Up to 80% of the Canadian fleet and 69% of U.S. rail tank cars are DOT-111 type

Google Search Criteria: DOT 111A100W1


31809 Gallon Crude Oil Tank Car - American Railcar ...
DOT requirements for transporting light crude oils. – Thermowell. – Sample Line. – Magnetic Gauging ... DOT 111A100W1. Inside Diameter. 122-1/2". Tank Plate ...

Field Guide to Tank Cars - BNSF Hazmat
markings required on tank cars by DOT, TC, and. AAR. ... DOT, TC, and the AAR have established specifications ...... specification DOT-111A100W1 tank car.

West of Pemberton; North of Shipyard and Fibreco

UTLX Basic Designs and Descriptions
Basic Design, Shell Full Capacity, DOT Class, Car Type. 10-100-27, 27,200 gallons, 111A100W1, General Purpose Car. 10-100-30, 30,000 gallons ...

Kinder Morgan and Enbridge's pipelines are Single Hull too


Norm Farrell said...

The oil industry shills say, "Let us build pipelines or we'll put your communities in greater danger with rail shipments."

Seems to me it is the equivalent of saying to a parent, "If won't let me beat your daughter, I'll have to beat your son."

The real alternative should be a conversion to clean, renewable energy.

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