Presentation on theme: "National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors 2010 Annual Convention February 26, 2010."— Presentation transcript:
National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors 2010 Annual Convention February 26, 2010
Loading Pipe on Rail Safety Damage Innovations Problems Solutions
Center Beam Cars – Alternative Loads Too Many Centerbeams, Building Industry down How to better utilize the asset
Challenges for Alternative Products Specially designed cars for building products Load limit considerations Damage to equipment and future loadings Load/unload from two sides (tarps) Centerbeam and height of same cables
Based on AAR Testing Procedures, AAR Open Top Loading Rules Committee: - Approved Rigid Pipe of 12”, 16” and 24” - Did not Approve Smaller diameter “flexible” pipe - Got the opportunity to see Cord Strap perform under dynamic testing More to come.
Pipe Loads in Open Tops Using Non-Metallic Strapping Ductile Pipe with Cord Strap Coated Pipe under test
CordStrap Performance Initially tested on over 100 loads – no strap breakage ACIPCO using since January 2009, less than 5 loads with broken straps ACIPCO Setout Incidence 1 st qtr 2009 – 2% Steel band ductile pipe shippers – 12.3%