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Propane Emergencies Scenarios - Scenario #10 Overturned Railroad Tank Car with Fire

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Downloadable Propane Emergencies Scenarios you can view on your tablet, smartphone or computer. The HTML5 converted scenarios were originally created for the Propane Emergencies textbook to describe appropriate emergency response for 20 different potential propane emergencies ranging from residential propane leaks and fires to major transportation- and storage-related incidents.

This scenario includes a A DOT-112 railroad tank car transporting propane has been involved in a high speed derailment in a remote rural area approximately 500 feet from a two-lane road. The rail car is overturned on its right side and the car's topside relief valve is below the liquid level in the tank. An adjacent rail car of acetone has been breached and is on fire. A running pool fire of burning acetone is exposing the propane rail car to intense heat. The propane rail car's relief valve is functioning due to the increased internal pressure in the car. Since the relief valve is below the liquid level, liquid propane is being forced out of the relief valve and is exposing the upper half (right side) of the car to heavy fire.

Download the scenario to review the incident overview, the action plan and additional factors to consider. The scenarios are not intended to establish Standard Operating Procedures for any individual emergency response organization. Each organization should develop its own SOPs based on local rules, regulations, policies, and available resources.

Product Code: 9155-SA-15