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SP0592-2006 Application of a Coating System to Interior Surfaces of New and Used Rail Tank Cars in Concentrated (90 to 98%) Sulfuric Acid Service

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Updated On: July 23, 2012
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Reaffirmed in 2006. Addresses the need for high-quality application of coatings to the interior surfaces of rail tank cars handling shipments of concentrated sulfuric acid at ambient temperatures. Qualified inspection of the completed coating system and testing by the use of adequate, readily available instruments are also covered. Sections include information on areas of responsibility, surface preparation, coating system materials and application, coating of particular parts and attachments, and inspection. A tank car coating system inspection report form and a listing of essential facilities and equipment for application of a coating system to the interior of tank cars for concentrated sulfuric acid service are also included. Keywords: protective coatings, rail cars, sulfuric acid handling, tanks.

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