Refine Non-Destructive Testing to Improve Nurse Tank Safety, Phase III

This research supported a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended rulemaking by PHMSA to address non-destructive testing of nurse tanks. It sought to refine the recommendations for 1) non-destructive testing of nurse tanks, and 2) nurse tank manufacturing requirements. The research team revisited previously measured nurse tanks to better determine the rate of propagation of the detected cracks over time and to identify the initiation of new cracks (in relation to the causal factors associated with SCC).

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $100,000
  • Contract Numbers:

    DTMC7514A00004-9003

    DTMC75-14-Q-00058

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Goettee, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maineway Services

    10 Tamarack Drive
    Fryeburg, ME  United States  04037

    Iowa State University, Ames

    Center for Transportation Research and Education
    2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
  • Start Date: 20150508
  • Expected Completion Date: 20151230
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01592627
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTMC7514A00004-9003, DTMC75-14-Q-00058
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2016 3:34PM