17.7K Tank - Caustic Soda

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.

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Dimensions

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

Weight/Capacity

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'
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