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Major Fine, Denials in Railcar Death

A cleaner who died inside a railcar had been sent in, unmonitored and without a harness, after atmospheric testing "triggered multiple sensor alarms" on a four-gas meter, federal authorities...


Worker Reinstated after Secret Filming

A railroad machinist who was fired after secretly recording a test of faulty equipment will return to his position with back pay and damages, federal officials announced.


Feds: Onshore Oil Boom Raises Concerns

U.S. oil and gas production is booming faster than regulators can manage, creating risks for the public, pipelines and other transportation networks, a new government audit warns.


Avoiding Voids with a Holiday How-To

Unmasking the tiny defects that can jeopardize long-term coating performance is the focus of the latest installment in the PaintSquare Video Learning Center series.


Explosion-Proof Light for Tight Space

A new temporary manhole light fixture provides an alternative to traditional string or tank lights for workers in storage tanks, railcars and other confined spaces, the manufacturer says.


Contractor Gets 2nd Confined-Space Case

Four months after settling 17 federal health and safety violations, a Kansas-based provider of railcar painting and maintenance services is facing a second case for similar issues.


JPCL Releases 5 New Coatings eBooks

Free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linin...


Railcar Finishing Operation Fined $133K

Abrasive blasting without fall protection, lining work in unexamined confined spaces, silica hazards and other dangers have drawn federal citations against a railcar finishing contractor for...


Railcar Finishing Work Nets $170K Fine

A New York manufacturer of rail and aircraft interiors is facing 24 federal health and safety citations and $170,100 in fines for coating, sanding and related hazards at its plant in Champla...


Feds: Heat Caused Fatal Bridge Collapse

Record heat was to blame in a fatal train derailment last summer that collapsed a bridge, sending the entire structure and dozens of loaded freight cars crashing onto the street below, a fed...


Flooding Erodes Bridge, Derails Train

A corroded bridge over a flooding river gave way, derailing a train carrying flammable petroleum products in Alberta.


Train Wreck Brings Down MO Bridge

Federal transportation investigators are combing the scene of the nation’s second bridge collapse in less than a week.


New Coating Helps Blastproof Trains

Haunted by catastrophic terrorist bombings of their transit systems, European researchers have developed a window coating that helps keep glass intact when shattered by a blast.


Evacuation Grows, Tempers Shorten in NJ

One hundred more New Jersey homes have been evacuated near the site of a toxic chemical release from a train derailment, and the area’s congressman is calling for an end to self-policing of ...


Signal, Inspection Eyed in Train Wreck

A faulty signaling mechanism, missed inspection, and rules for transporting hazardous materials by rail are all under scrutiny as federal safety officials press their investigation into Frid...


NTSB: Confusion Preceded NJ Derailment

Confusion over a signal may have contributed to a train derailment that spewed clouds of toxic vapors over a New Jersey neighborhood on Friday, federal authorities say.


Coating Aims to Protect in Rail Fires

Global engineering group Trelleborg has introduced a fire-retardant protective coating designed to slow combustion of trains and save lives.


New Hempel DTM Coating Cures in 1 Hour

Global coatings maker Hempel has launched an anti-corrosive coating that combines primer and topcoat in a single coat and cures in 60 minutes.


IL Bridge Collapse, Derailment Kill 2

Federal authorities are investigating the collapse of a railroad bridge that derailed a 138-car freight train and crushed a couple in their car in a Chicago suburb.


Exhibit Showcases ‘Elegant Corrosion’

If black is beautiful, is rust ravishing? Apparently so, if you’re photographer Colin Winterbottom, who documents the “elegant” face of corrosion in an upcoming exhibit at the Steamtown Nat...


Railcar Interior Painters Needed

UTLX Manufacturing: The Tankcar People has openings for experienced Interior Coaters available to work any shift in Alexandria, LA.


Railcar Maker Cited in Electrocution

Federal safety authorities have leveled 10 serious citations and $61,400 in fines against an Arkansas railcar repair and painting facility where an employee was electrocuted in July.


DuPont Fined $725K in Repeat Plant Case

DuPont has agreed to pay a $725,000 fine and upgrade maintenance and hazardous material handling procedures at its century-old chemical plant in New Jersey—the facility’s second such sanctio...


DOT Rolls $112M into Green Transit

A battery that captures power from braking trains. Anti-idling technology on commuter rail. A pavement ice-control system for a transit yard.


Hempel Unveils BPA-Free Railcar Lining

Protective coatings maker Hempel has introduced a Bisphenol A-free lining for the internal surfaces of rail cars, storage tanks, silos and other transportation and storage assets.


JPCL Issues 2011 Coatings Buying Guide

JPCL has just published its 24th annual Coatings Systems Buying Guide, featuring more than 5,200 recommendations for protective and marine coating and lining systems provided by more ...


AL Railcar Plant Takes National Honor

National Alabama Corp.’s railcar manufacturing facility in Cherokee, AL, has taken national honors in the 2011 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards ...


Low-VOC Anti-Graffiti Coating Launched

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has introduced 2K Water-Based Urethane Anti-Graffiti, a low VOC (less than 100 g/L), super hydrophobic polyurethane coating designed for graffit...


Clariant Deal Preserves Coating Lines

KiON, G-Shield and tutoProm protective coatings will continue in “seamless” global distribution under new owner AZ Electronic Materials, the UK-based company says.


Protective Waterborne OK’d for DTM

Aqua-Thane, the waterborne, high-performance, protective coating from Excalibur, can now be used for direct-to-metal applications, the company has announced.


Cortec Bows 1-Coat Railcar Protection

Cortec Corp. has rolled out VpCI-380, a fluoropolymer-modified, water-based acrylic for the railway industry.


JPCL to Launch Coating e-Book Series

JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings will expand its veteran coatings buying guide this fall into a new series of 10 eBooks featuring selection and specifying advice for uni...


Railcar Assemblies on the Upswing

Federal authorities are investigating the electrocution of a worker at a railcar repair and painting facility in Arkansas.


Railcar Plant Electrocution Probed

Federal authorities are investigating the electrocution of a worker at a railcar repair and painting facility in Arkansas.


Epoxy Made to Protect Food Shipments

Sherwin-Williams has unveiled Carflex HS Epoxy, designed as a tough, flexible coating to prevent contamination when transporting and storing dry bulk food products.


$2.2B Set for Rail Bridges, Projects

Bridge replacement, track upgrades, new railcars and station renovations are all on tap as part of a new $2.2 billion federal investment in high-speed rail.


Obama Infrastructure Plan Draws Rare Friends, Foes

The ink was scarcely dry on President Obama’s record $3.2 billion proposal to overhaul the nation’s infrastructure, when friends and foes began lining up—and in some unusual ways.


Amtrak Paints the Big 4-0

Chugging into middle age, Amtrak is painting itself a facelift and writing its memoirs.


BASF Debuts 4 Rail Polyurethane Products

BASF SE has introduced four new polyurethane solutions for the global rail industry.


Waterborne Rail Paint Fights Graffiti

HydroThane, HMG Paints’ new water-based 2K polyurethane topcoat, is a full-gloss, isocyanate-cured polyurethane topcoat designed for the rail industry.


Failing Bridges Get Boost from TIGER II Funds

The deteriorating Memorial Bridge that connects Portsmouth, NH, with Kittery, ME—a span with a sufficiency rating of six out of 100—will be one of the lucky few recipients of federal TIGER I...


Tank Cleaning Firm Cited in Fatal Flash Fire

An industrial tank cleaning company faces a $39,000 fine and 12 serious-violation citations following a confined-space flash fire that killed a worker who was cleaning a train tanker car.


New US Railcar Standards Include Coatings, Prep

Requirements for surface preparation, paints and protective coatings are among thousands of specifications detailed in Amtrak’s new uniform technical standards for the manufacture of high-sp...


 
 
   

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Elcometer, Inc.
Elcometer 106 Pull-Off Adhesion Tester

Portable, easy to operate; Provides numerical value for adhesion; Comes in carrying case - Ideal for site tests; No power supply necessary.

 
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