Accession Number:

ADA165293

Title:

Thermal Response Tests of a Candidate Insulation Systems for the Chlorine Tank Car

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 1983-Aug 1984

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

A number of thermal tests were performed on three insulation systems. The purpose was to ascertain if an insulation system consisting of existing materials could prevent the temperature of the shell of a chlorine tank car from exceeding 252 C 493 F while the tank car is exposed to representative fire environments which can occur in a railroad accident. The significance of the temperature criteria is that a corrosive reaction between chlorine vapor and steel begins at approximately that temperature.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE