National Steel Car's 29,000 Gallon General Purpose (Non-Pressure) Coiled and Insulated Tank Car is designed for 286,000 pound gross rail load service. This DOT-117 compliant tank car is ECP compatible and has full-head shields, 75-psi high flow pressure relief valve with a protective top fitting arrangement along with bottom outlet valve protection and improved valve handle.
The tank is equipped with a twelve (12) longitudinal serpentine heater coil system and four (4) transverse coils outboard of the body bolster providing heat to the commodity. The tank is insulated using four inch (4") fibreglass insulation combined with a half inch (1/2") thick ceramic thermal protection, which is all protected by an eleven (11) gauge jacket providing a weather tight feature to the tank.
The tank stub sill is designed for high mileage service meeting the three (3) million mile requirement. NSC tank car designs meet all DOT, FRA, RSD and AAR standards. A variety of valve configurations can be applied to suit specific loading and unloading needs. Alternate designs are also available for non-hazardous materials. NSC is certified to ISO 9001:2008, AAR M-1003 and M-1002.