Products & Services Railcar Manufacturing 30,500 Gallon Ethanol & General Purpose Tank Car
30,500 Gallon Ethanol & General Purpose Tank Car

30,500 Gallon Ethanol & General Purpose Tank Car

This 30,500 gallon (US) tank car meets the DOT-117 specifications and has a 286,000 lb gross rail load for the transportation of ethanol and other like commodities. The car is equipped with a 20-inch, eight (8) bolt manway, a 75 psi pressure relief valve, and top fittings protection with 9-mph rollover protection. Top fittings consisting of 2- and 3-inch valves and options for a thermowell, sample line, MGD, and a vacuum relief valve to accommodate closed system loading and unloading. The bottom outlet is a 4-inch full port jacketed ball valve. This car is fitted with an 11-guage steel outer jacket and a thermal ceramic blanket between the jacket and the tank. Various options for loading/unloading valve configurations are available depending on the service requirements.

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Length Inside N/A
Width, Inside N/A
Length, Over Couplers 60' 3-1/2"
Length Between Truck Centers 46' 9"
Width, Extreme 10' 7.875"
Height, Inside N/A
Door Opening, Width N/A
Height, Extreme 15' 6"
Slope, Tank 7/32" per ft.
Height, Top of Rail to Threshold N/A
Tank, Outside Diameter 10'
Tank Length 55' 21/32"
Clearance AAR PLATE C
Light Weight 90,105lbs.
Gross Rail Load 286,000lbs.
Load Limit 195,895lbs.
Cubic Capacity N/A
Gallon Capacity 30,541
Curve Negotiability Radius
Uncoupled 180'
Coupled to Like Car 220'
Coupled to Base Car 218'