Loading Requirements for Corrosive Materials
Do not transport carboys of corrosive liquids by rail in a
Load, block, and brace packages of corrosive liquids being
transported so that they cannot change position during
Place less-than-carload shipments of
corrosive liquids in
carboys near the doorway of the car and
nail wooden strips to
the car floor so that the liquid from
a broken carboy will
drain toward the doorway and outside the
When carrying a less-than-carload shipment of corrosives in
carboys, cover the floor around carboy boxes with clean, dry
sand or earth.
Handle carboys with the necks up.
Protect electric storage batteries to prevent short circuits;
Do not use wet electric storage batteries in refrigerator or
plug-door type cars unless the car: have vents which prevent
an accumulation of gas within the car.
When transporting nitric acid with other corrosive liquids in
carboys, separate it from the other carboys.
Nail a 2-x 6-
inch plank, set on edge, across the car floor at least 12