As the world’s leading producer of oil and natural gas the United States relies on its vast rail system to efficiently and cost effectively move crude oil – 99.99% delivered without incident.
Increased use of the rail system has heightened safety and environmental awareness in the tank car industry.
New structural standards help prevent puncture in the event of an accident and advanced pressure valve technologies have also been added to create today’s modern tank car.
Tank cars are specialized pieces of equipment. As an example, the interior of the car may be lined with a material, such as fiberglass, or other specialized coatings to isolate the tank contents from the tank shell. Care is taken to ensure that tank contents are compatible with tank construction.