Fight the Phenol: Baked Phenolic RailCar Linings for Extended Service
From JPCL, January 2019
By John Myers, Carboline Company
With more than 400,000 tank cars carrying raw materials, intermediate chemicals and finished products for both industrial use and direct or indirect human consumption on railroads throughout North America, interior linings are critical for protecting these commodities from contamination and maximizing rail car service life. This article outlines the materials and methods required for application of baked phenolic linings to railcar interiors, using one 24-year-old lining as a case history in success....