Intermodal Container Emergencies, Second Edition is designed to provide public safety and industry emergency response personnel with the background information, general procedures, and response guidelines to be followed when operating at an incident involving intermodal containers. This information will assist the user in meeting the knowledge requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 472, Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chapter 7—Hazardous Materials Technician and certain sections will also meet the intent of NFPA 472, Chapter 14—Hazardous Materials Technician with an Intermodal Tank Specialty.
The terminology used throughout this text is based on the terms adopted by the United Nations, Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods—Model Recommendation’s, Nineteenth Edition, New York and Geneva.
Intermodal Container Emergencies, Second Edition contains comprehensive content covering:
Intermodal container design and construction features
Purpose of an intermodal container
Codes, standards, and regulations related to intermodal containers
Marking systems and hazardous materials placards
Intermodal freight containers
Non-pressure intermodal tank containers
Intermodal tank containers for gases
Railroad, marine and fixed facility operations
Response to incidents involving intermodal containers
Uprighting, product removal, and transfer operations
Safety guidelines for transfer operations
Intermodal Container Emergencies, Second Edition features include:
Knowledge objectives correlated to NFPA 472, Chapter 14—Hazardous Materials Technician with an Intermodal Tank Specialty
Heavily illustrated to show the inner workings of highway, railroad, and marine operations and transportation.