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CEFIC adopts parts of the WASCOSA safe tank car® design

The European Chemical Industry Council, CEFIC, published a new version of its recommendations for the construction of tank wagons to transport chemical products and liquid gases on 30.08.2013. Apart from other measures to improve safety, such as equipping wagons with crash buffers, the CEFIC now also recommends the wagon undercarriage with 2 brake platforms developed by WASCOSA. This concept, which was first presented in 2010 with the WASCOSA safe tank car®, offers the operating personnel a safe place to work at both ends of the wagon. Today there are already more than 700 WASCOSA safe tank car® wagons being delivered or in use in both the chemicals and petrochemicals industry.

Through the adoption of this safety-optimised wagon design in the CEFIC guidelines, the WASCOSA safe tank car® is definitively confirmed as the new safety standard in the industry.

The new version of the CEFIC guidelines is available online at http://www.cefic.org/.

Through the adoption of this safety-optimised wagon design in the CEFIC guidelines, the WASCOSA safe tank car® is definitively confirmed as the new safety standard in the industry. © WASCOSA AG

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