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.
Get working- level application knowledge and understanding of how to apply the new tank car requirements and HHFT operational controls to include:
Who should attend
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 ensu... More info