This standard describes a procedure for the application
of a coating system to the interior surfaces of new and used
rail tank cars that transport various commodities.
The requirements for surface preparation, coatings,
application, inspection, and quality tests for coating a tank
car internally also are covered in this standard.
Liquid coatings discussed in this standard may be
hazardous; therefore, basic safety precautions regarding
the handling and application of these coating materials and
solvents shall be used. Coatings and Linings for Immersion
Service contains more detailed information in its chapter on
safety.(4 )The material safety data sheets (MSDSs) supplied
by the coating manufacturer provide additional information
relative to government regulations.
Appendix A is an example of a suggested tank car
coating system inspection report form.
Appendix B describes essential facilities and equipment
for application of a coating system to the interior of