Ethanol plant planned for Gheringhap

 
  Clyde Goodwin2 Chief Train Controller

How many litres in a tank car suitable for operation in Victoria?
VicRailNews
How long is a piece of string??
ISO Tanktainers come in 20ft/40ft sizes of differing capacity in litres.
Tank wagons come in different sizes/Capacities also.

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  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
How many litres in a tank car suitable for operation in Victoria?
How long is a piece of string??
ISO Tanktainers come in 20ft/40ft sizes of differing capacity in litres.
Tank wagons come in different sizes/Capacities also.
Clyde Goodwin2
So if you were trying to maximise the amount of fuel you could carry what would be the constraints?

Would a 40ft Tanktainer of maximum capacity for the loading guage be over the axle load limit of many Victorian lines? Or are there other constraints such as only being able to load a certain capacity of flamable liquids per car for safety reasons?

I have no idea what the weight of 1L of ethanol is compared to other fuel but I would assume it would be similar

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  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
1 litre of ethanol weighs 790 grams.
  skitz Chief Commissioner

How many litres in a tank car suitable for operation in Victoria?
VicRailNews
About 60,000litres give or take.   The tare of the vehicle will be in the order of 20t.   I don't know what the specific weight of ethanol is, could be a bit more.  In round figures a wagon would be around 76t for use anywhere in Vic as a general comment.
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
About 60,000litres give or take.   The tare of the vehicle will be in the order of 20t.   I don't know what the specific weight of ethanol is, could be a bit more.  In round figures a wagon would be around 76t for use anywhere in Vic as a general comment.
skitz

Based on the discussion the only sure and safe way to move those volumes will be via rail.
  VicRailNews Station Master

How many litres in a tank car suitable for operation in Victoria?
How long is a piece of string??
ISO Tanktainers come in 20ft/40ft sizes of differing capacity in litres.
Tank wagons come in different sizes/Capacities also.
Clyde Goodwin2

Thanks.

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