Adapter for bottom operable tank car valve

Fluid handling – With casing – support – protector or static constructional... – Guards and shields


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251144, F16K 3144, F16K 3506




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 adapter includes a pair of spouts extending in different radial directions and different vertical inclinations to facilitate attachment of an unloading conduit to the adapter in an emergency situation.

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