Reducing Railcar Ownership Costs: Wise Selection of Coatings and Linings
From JPCL, September 2019
By Mike Manetta, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings
Although the freight-rail business is potentially very profitable, about 40 cents of every revenue dollar goes toward infrastructure, equipment and maintenance. However, coating technology is one reliable source of cost savings. The author describes how consulting with stakeholders can help reach a common set of goals relative to coatings and linings for new and existing railcars: to increase throughput, contain costs and get railcars into service as soon as possible....