HOUSTON, June 15, 2015 /CNW/ - With 6 derailments of crude carrying trains this year the industry has been hit by
regulators on increased safety demands to prevent and reduce impacts of
future incidents. However, the regulations have created more questions than they have answered and the industry is desperately trying to understand what is required to comply and remain safe with rail takeaway.
An estimated 150,000 rail cars are being phased out to be replaced by the preferred DOT 117 designs, however, retrofitting
these cars to the new specifications is no easy feat and shop capacity
and timelines are making the task somewhat impossible.
Train speed limits, tank car availability and capacity as well as
liability and insurance will have a monumental impact on shipment
timings and pricing, it is vital that these costs and future changes
are accurately calculated to analyze the future viability of rail as a
method of product takeaway.
The 3rd Annual Crude & Hazardous Liquids By Rail Safety Congress has been engineered to provide an educational platform for all stake
holders in the supply chain. With a holistic approach to safety, the
meeting will provide case studies of best practices, analysis of future costs and investigations into the advantages of recent regulatory changes.
Key topics to be discussed by top industry experts over the 2 days
RAIL CAR DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS & IMPACTS: Detailing the proven advantages found with the new rail car assessing
the extent of the impact on shipments and costs
TRANSLOADING SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY: Examining the best practices for transloading unit trains and
determining the importance of new technologies in safety
RISK ASSESSMENTS: Investigating the major risks posed by rail transportation and
identifying the key risk management techniques
RAILROAD STEPS: Evaluating the steps taken by railroads to prevent derailments such as
adopting positive train control (PTC)
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANS: Detailing the best response plans for varying scenarios to ensure quick
and efficient clean ups
Key speakers include The National Transportation Safety Board, Sunoco
Logistics, National Steel Car, National Resource Council Canada, AFPM,
Railway Suppliers Institute, Southwest Association of Rail Shippers &
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