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Document ID (ISN)26116
CIS number 76-1806
Year 1975
Convention or series no.
Title Recommended practice - Loading and unloading liquid caustic - Tank cars (caustic soda and caustic potash).
Bibliographic information Technical Bulletin TC-28, Manufacturing Chemists' Association, 1825 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009, USA, 1975. 11p. Illus.
Abstract Recommendations for basic conditions of safe handling during shipping and/or receiving liquid caustics. Placement of car, safety precautions, cold weather handling (steaming procedure, sampling, unloading (by air pressure, gravity, pump), loading, preparation of empty cars for movement, return of empty cars, "defect" notification, examination of empty cars, service, materials and equipment, delivery lines, and first aid are considered. Diagrams showing unloading connections through a dome or through the bottom are appended. French translation may be obtained from INRS, 30 rue Olivier-Noyer, 75680 Paris Cedex 14, France.
Descriptors (primary) USA; caustic substances; chemical products; tank wagons; transfer of liquids
Descriptors (secondary) sodium hydroxide; chemical industry; steaming; taking of samples; directive; first aid; safe working methods; potassium hydroxide; rail transport
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Materials handling and storage
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alkaline materials
Rail transportation