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Rail Car Design Pressures (Typical)

Rail Car Design Pressures (Typical)

Rail Car Design Pressures (Typical)

We are working on a project that involves loading rail cars at a terminal with crude oil. For this project we need to know what the common design pressure, used in the industry, for the tank on the rail car. This information is required to size vent headers and determine the allowable back pressure in the piping system. We currently have no idea what this design pressure is. Is it similar to an API 650 storage tank or is it much higher? The tank capacity of the rail car is 60 m3. The crude oil is treated (water removed) and has a low vapour pressure of 1 Psia or lower.
By the way these rail cars could be Russian made.

Your help and advise in this mater would be greatly appreciated.



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