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Understanding New Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for HHFT Trains (TNSO51W)

Presented by: Tom Barron
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90 minutes
  •  Tue, October 27, 2015
Event Description

Get Working-Level Application Knowledge and Understanding of New Tank Car Requirements and HHFT Operational Controls

On May 1, 2015 a final rule (new regulatory requirements) for enhanced tank car safety and operational controls was announced by the United States and Canadian rail transportation regulatory bodies for transporting flammable liquids by rail throughout North America. Flammable materials (including crude oil) are primarily shipped by rail with a success rate of 99.997 percent without any release. However, regulators are pushing the bar higher to reduce the risk of potential derailment release to even lower levels with these new rules with added requirements for enhanced braking; a new tank car design specification; reduced operating speeds; sampling program and documentation for unrefined-petroleum based products; and rail routing risk assessment performance and notifications.

This presentation by expert speaker Dr. Tom Barron, Ph.D., will highlight specific operational and financial challenges for tank car manufacturers, carriers or tank car leasers to comply with the new regulations and the timeframes for compliance with rule requirements.

At the end of this webinar, you will go away with a working level understanding of the new rule requirements and implementation timelines for enhanced tank car design safety, operational controls for HHFT routing and movement, as well as rule costs and benefits for affected user groups as measured against current operational costs and mode of operation.

Session Highlights

Get working- level application knowledge and understanding of how to apply the new tank car requirements and HHFT operational controls to include:

  • Timeline for implementing rule requirements and PHMSA and FRA regulatory basis for the rule
  • Requirements for ECP braking systems
  • Tank car requirements (DOT Specification 117) for tank cars manufactured after Oct 1, 2015
  • Retrofitting requirements for existing tank cars used in an HHFT
  • Requirements for unrefined petroleum-based products sampling and testing for tank cars making up an HHFT
  • Risk assessment (routing analysis) performance requirements as prescribed in 49 CFR 172.820 for HHFT shipments

Who should attend

  • Carrier safety and/or regulatory affairs officers
  • Personnel with make-up and dispatch of HHFTs
  • HHFT operating engineers and conductors
  • Tank car manufacturers
  • Companies that lease tank cars for shipment of hazardous and flammable chemicals/products
  • Community emergency response personal - EMS directors, fire fighters, HAZMAT team members
About Our Speaker(s)

Tom Barron | Safety & Health Regulatory SpeakerTom Barron
Tom Barron, Ph.D., CIHM, CECD, CECM is president of 21st Management Corporation located in Paducah, KY.  Dr. Barron has over 39 years of diverse industry experience working with nuclear power licensees, construction contractors, healthcare facilities, and general industry companies and business owners helping ensure c... More info

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