Safety

Raildecks™ are redefining the industry standard.

Raildecks’ containers receive rigorous industry testing and adhere to the highest level of certification.

We are committed to producing the highest quality equipment, while minimizing the safety-risk to the public and the transportation industry.

Before deployment, Raildecks’ flat rack container was extensively tested at the Transportation Testing Center, Inc. (TTCI) in Pueblo, Co., with independent labs to verify results and completed extensive field testing.

The result is a safe equipment with a lower cost of ownership.

To view some of our testing videos please visit our download section.

Some highlights from the tests include:

Static Lifting Test Raildecks’ container was loaded with 137,000 pounds of lading, resulting in a safety factor of approximately 2.7 (137,000lbs / 50,000lbs).The static lift was divided into two different configurations. The first configuration required the flat rack to be loaded to the maximum-rated capacity of 137,000 pounds. The second configuration involved reducing the maximum load to 58,400 pounds on the flat rack. In addition, a 67,000-pound, 40-foot container was loaded on top of the flat rack.
Impact Test Impact tests at four different speeds and dynamic test runs over the yaw and sway, and twist and roll test zones were performed. These tests assisted Raildecks engineers in establishing load limits and determining if the Raildecks equipment met criteria outlined in the AAR RP803-99 specification.The flat rack was inspected after each impact and no damage or anomalies were found.
Yaw and Sway Test Tests included runs over the yaw and sway test zone from 45 to 70 mph in 5-mph increments. The data was analyzed after each run to determine the peak-to-peak values on each accelerometer. The data confirmed that the equipment performance was within allowed limits, so an additional test run at 75 mph was performed.The test specimen successfully negotiated all test speeds over the yaw and sway test zone.
Twist and Roll Test Tests included runs over the twist and roll test zone from 14 to 20 mph in 2-mph increments.The test specimen successfully negotiated all test speeds over the twist and roll test zone.