17,700 Gallon Caustic Soda Tank Car
This 17,700 gallon (US) coiled and insulated tank car has been designed with a 286,000 lb gross rail load for the transportation of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), potassium hydroxide and other like commodities. The car is equipped with a 20-inch, eight (8) bolt manway, and a 165 psi pressure relief valve. Top fittings consisting of 2- and 3-inch valves and options for a thermowell, sample line, and MGD to accommodate closed system loading and unloading. The bottom outlet is a full port, steam jacketed 4-inch ball valve. This car is fitted with 8 run exterior heating coils and 4 inch thick fiberglass insulation. Various options for loading/unloading valve configurations are available depending on the service requirements.
Length Inside N/A Width, Inside N/A Length, Over Couplers 43' 5 1/2" Width, Extreme 10' 7 7/16" Height, Inside N/A Door Opening, Width N/A Height, Extreme 15' 1" Height, Top of Rail to Threshold N/A Clearance AAR PLATE B
Light Weight 65,750lbs. Gross Rail Load 286,000lbs. Load Limit 220,250lbs. Cubic Capacity N/A Gallon Capacity 17,702
- Curve Negotiability Radius
Uncoupled 150' Coupled to Like Car 150' Coupled to Base Car 154'