And, importantly, the springs and stem are outside of the product space, which makes this valve a good choice for UTLX customers who ship products that require protective interior tank car coatings.
Richard Sumpter, Plant Manager for UTLX affiliate, McKenzie Valve continued, "The simplicity of the valve provides other advantages over traditional safety valves.
Dow, UP, and UTLX will implement the new rail tank car design in the shortest timeline possible with an initial tank car prototype projected for 2008.
Product safety has been a driving force in the evolution of the railroad tank car," said Frank Lester, UTLX vice president.
Including the cars of its Canadian affiliate, Procor Limited, UTLX owns a fleet of approximately 85,000 railcars.
Kelso JS SRV pressure relief valves are well-suited for both hazardous and non-hazardous product service and represent an alternative source of supply for quality safety relief devices," explained UTLX President, Frank Lester.
UTLX is a member of The Marmon Group of companies, an international association of more than 100 companies that operate independently within diverse business sectors.
Like UTLX, McKenzie is a member of The Marmon Group of companies.
In 2005, Kelso, with the assistance of UTLX
and Mackenzie, will initiate marketing and sales programs addressing the North American Rail Tank Car Market.
Olivier, secretary of Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana's success with the UTLX project centered on an aggressive development strategy.
We've been working closely with UTLX and their consultants since last September," said Von Hatley, Director of Durable Goods Cluster Development with Louisiana Economic Development.