liquid natural gas transport via rail car


Within our paper, we would like to talk about venting emissions on railcars. More specifically, we want to discuss the seal technology on railcars and the various seals that exist. In the first part of the paper, we will discuss the type of railcar that we are researching. We want to clarify things like cargo types, size, weight, price, maintenance, etc. for the railcar so the audience is informed on the type of transportation that we will discuss throughout the entire paper. Next, we will narrow down our paper into one specific type of cargo, so we can go in-depth about seals, laws, and transportation costs. The best type of cargo to discuss, when discussing seal-technology and leakage, is going to either be a hazardous gas or liquid. Within the paper, we want to talk about the precautions taken and the actions after the fact if the seals fail. To finish the paper, we want to talk about, if it exists, when seals fail on purpose. Overall, this will cover, at length, the goal of our paper.

**This is a technical paper and needs to be specific***

Fluid Power Transmission in Industrial Distribution would not be complete without learning more about products and companies in the FPT marketplace. You have a three-part objective for this project. The first is to analyze a component or system within the scope of the course. You should gain as much knowledge on the specifics of the subject and the engineering technical knowledge needed to understand the functionality of the product. This is to include the operation, design, reliability, material limitations, purposes for use or even the economic life cycle, innovation and possibly environmental impact of this engineered product. Second part of the assignment is to expand your scope by finding how innovative or identifying a future challenge or viability of the product. This can be a new business, service or an improvement on a design, material enhancement or any other topic you may find that will make a change in the future operation, reliability, safety or application of your product choice. Third you will peer review, minimum 3 to maximum 5 projects of your peers. You many use all sources at your disposal; however, no general internet sources will be accepted as a reference for your project, for example “Wikapedia” may not be used as a source but can be used for your general knowledge purposes. You may use professional references, experts in the industry as resources.

Topics must be related to the MMET 401 class and the Industrial Distribution profession. Five progress reports must be submitted as scheduled in the syllabus. The organization and format (MLA, Scientific, etc.) of the final project is up to the group but, the report must have an engineering focus and a heavy emphasis should be on the technical and engineering expertise that you will need to know to work for or service customers that use FPT components in application. This is NOT a history, compare/contrast, marketing, political science, humanities, business administration, S.W.O.T analysis, but a highly focused engineering paper that represents the Industrial Distribution profession of Engineering. All final projects will be presented in hard copy in class and electronically on or before the due date. No late, incomplete assignments are accepted and will be considered a zero for the entire project, no exceptions.

Key Points

1. All reports are due as stated in the syllabus time, in PDF Format only and will not be accepted late

2. Topic choice and development will be your group’s responsibility but must be approved by the instructor.

3. 1st progress report, Memo format, includes group members names, a timeline, topics of interest.

4. 2nd progress report will include your group members, topics you are interested in, project time line how well the group is functioning/meeting and if you met with the research librarian, Dr. Pauline Melgoza.

5. 3rd progress report topic chosen and narrowed down from my feedback, rough outline, member participation

6. 4th progress report abstract or part of your rough draft, main resources for your draft or abstract, group participation

7. You should meet at least twice this semester before the 4th Progress report with the UWA, university writing assistant for, after that date you are on your own.

8. 5th progress report part of your rough draft or abstract, this should include your main resources,

9. Final report length should range from 16-28 double spaced pages of text and must meet all technical writing formats. Images, graphics, tables etc. will not count toward the length of the paper but are highly encouraged; an appendix can be used to expand the body. Make sure to cite all sources used in your paper, including images, graphs and charts.

10. You will be graded on content and presentation of the material and if the length is not 16 pages of well written content an automatic zero is given. Content includes: thoroughness of research, depth of technical data, expansion beyond “in class” education, and the emphasis of future developments or innovation. Presentation grade will include organization, documentation, citation of sources and overall length.

11. The final project packet (10”x13”) unsealed envelope, with only the group number printed on the cover, content inside will include: printed copy of the paper, all team member’s sealed evaluations, a storage device with a soft copy of your project with an exact printable PDF file.

12. All packets are due at the beginning of the class on the due date, I will call by group number for each project, if it is incomplete or late it is a ZERO, no exceptions.

13. An electronic copy of the final paper will be uploaded to “” thru a link on Ecampus, immediately after turning in the final project packet, if a project is not submitted electronically the group will receive a ZERO.

14. The storage device with the soft copy will not be returned.

15. Peer review of the written work will be distributed amongst groups, graded by your peer and returned to instructor.

16. A final project grade will be given, but individual grades can be affected by peer evaluations and group peer review.

17. A grading rubric will be provided on how to assess other student projects.


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Preto one

***the article or source has to be ACTIVE***

my parts of the paper

  1. Rail Tank Car-
    1. What is it?
    2. What cargo do they carry?
    3. Basic facts
  2. Cargo Transported on Rail Tank Cars-
    1. Types of cargo
    2. Hazards
    3. Safety concerns
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