30,500 Gallon Ethanol & General Purpose Tank Car

This 30,400 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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Dimensions

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

Weight/Capacity

Light Weight
90,105 lbs.
Gross Rail Load
286,000 lbs.
Load Limit
195,895 lbs.
Cubic Capacity
N/A
Gallon Capacity
30,541

Curve Negotiability Radius

Uncoupled
180'
Coupled to Like Car
220'
Coupled to Base Car
218'
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