Products & Services Railcar Manufacturing 17,700 Gallon Caustic Soda Tank Car
17,700 Gallon Caustic Soda Tank Car

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'