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R ail C ar 101. Objective. Upon the completion of this module, participants will be able to describe rail transport of hazardous materials, focusing on denatured fuel ethanol. General Railroad Statistics. Hundreds of operating railroads in the U.S.

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objective
Objective
  • Upon the completion of this module, participants will be able to describe rail transport of hazardous materials, focusing on denatured fuel ethanol.
general railroad statistics
General Railroad Statistics

Hundreds of operating railroads in the U.S.

Tens of millions of railcar shipments each year

Over a hundred thousand miles of track in U.S.

Over a million railcars in service

Over a hundred thousand employees

railroad statistics for hazmat
Railroad Statistics for Hazmat

Over a million loads of hazardous materials are shipped via rail

Ethanol is over a quarter of total number of hazmat shipments

About three-quarters of the transportation of ethanol is conducted via rail

Ethanol is over one percent of all railroad shipments

initial noticeable characteristics
Initial Noticeable Characteristics

http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/PHMSA/DownloadableFiles/Files/Hazmat/ERG2012.pdf

placard example
Placard Example

Key characteristics:

Placard color

Hazard class

UN number

brakes
Brakes
  • Hand
    • Holds the car in place
    • Prevents the tank car from moving and possibly causing further damage at incident site or harm to a responder
  • Air
    • If there is an incident, potential for a rapid release of air causing the hose and fittings to strike a responder
top ethanol nar causes issues
Top Ethanol NAR Causes/Issues
  • Manway
    • Loose bolts
    • Gasket deteriorated/wrong type
    • Gasket misaligned
    • Gasket missing
  • Bottom outlet valve
    • Cap loose – Valve open
    • Cap loose – Valve closed
additional resources
Additional Resources
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
    • www.phmsa.dot.gov
  • Federal Railway Administration (FRA)
    • www.fra.dot.gov
  • Association of American Rail Roads (AAR)
    • www.aar.org
  • Non-Accident Release Reduction Program (NAR)
    • www.nar.aar.com