HM 59. Guidelines for the cleaning of rail tank cars carrying petroleum and refined products

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  • Published: June 2020
  • REF/ISBN: 9781787251892
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

This publication has been compiled with the aim of sharing the experiences of oil companies and other bodies represented on HMC–4 with other branches of the oil industry, by providing guidance with regard to cleaning and washing of rail tank cars (RTCs), particularly when carrying refined products and changing from one product to another.

This document addresses issues relating to most classes of refined product and has been prepared primarily with the aim of maintaining product quality through the use of minimum effective tank washing procedures. It does not cover chemicals or gases, and has been prepared primarily with the aim of maintaining product quality through the use of minimum effective tank washing procedures.

Further information relating to handling and quality of aviation fuels can be found in EI/JIG 1530 Quality assurance requirements for the manufacture, storage and distribution of aviation fuels to airports.

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