LNG Powered Railroad Locomotives and Tank Cars
JC Carter high volume LNG dry couplings offer a compelling solution to fast and safe refueling of railroad locomotives. As the use of LNG locomotives grows in the US and other countries, dry coupling connections to the locomotive from Tank Trucks, Fixed Tanks, or Tank Cars on the same or other train will provide versatile ways to fuel trains over the long haul. A tender car, depending on the volume, can be filled in 30-45 minutes. Railroad tank cars may ultimately be the most cost-effective way to transport LNG over long distances. JC Carter dry coupling technology is applicable here, modified to meet the specific safety standards of tank car transportation. For example, receptacle mounting on top of the tank car may need to be such that it fails safe in an accident. JC Carter engineering capability seeks to provide solutions for this and other challenges in this mode of transportation.