Adapter for bottom operable tank car valve

Fluid handling – With repair – tapping – assembly – or disassembly means – Tapping a pipe – keg – or apertured tank under pressure


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251144, 251291, F16K 3144




An adapter for use with a bottom operable tank car valve assembly includes an upper attachment portion for quickly attaching the adapter to a bottom operable tank car valve guard assembly. The adapter includes a body portion having one or more spouts extending radially outwardly from the body portion to receive loading and unloading conduits. An adapter operator is provided having a lower tool connection portion and a vertical extension extending upwardly within the adapter for attachment to a valve closure operator located within the valve guard assembly for opening and closing the tank car valve. The present invention also includes a method of transporting lading from place to place utilizing the adapter for loading and unloading the lading and the valve guard assembly while the car is in transit to protect the valve closure from impacts in transit.

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