Conventional tanker cars are insulated with 4 inches of fiber glass insulation with an exterior steel jacket vs. a TC Ceramic insulated tanker car which uses 120 mils of TC Ceramic insulation.
Conventional tanker car weighs 8700 pounds more than a TC Ceramic insulated tanker car.
Conventional tanker car has problems of corrosion under the insulation vs. a TC Ceramic insulated car which does not.
Conventional tanker car has an internal smaller tank surrounded with an
exterior larger barrel which causes a loss of capacity vs. a TC Ceramic insulated tanker car which uses the standard large barrel with no loss in carrying capacity.
In comparative testing in both hot weather (summer) and cold weather (winter) regarding the reheating of products transported in the tanker cars for both the conventional tanker and the TC Ceramic insulated tanker, the TC Ceramic insulated tanker car reheated in similar times and within acceptable standards of the conventional cars.