Intertek Testing for the Classification and Shipping of Crude Oil Offered for Rail Transportation in the USA

Intertek Testing for the Classification and Shipping of Crude Oil Offered for Rail Transportation in the USA

By Intertek, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2014 at 5:40 a.m.


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HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 4, 2014--Intertek, the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, provides a range of physical property testing services required to comply with the recent United States government order mandating proper testing and classification of crude oil, prior to being offered into railcar transportation.

The tests conducted must be able to determine the crude oil's flash point, boiling point, corrosivity to steel and aluminum, presence and content of compounds such as sulfur and hydrogen sulfide, percentage presence of flammable gases, and the vapor pressure at 50 degrees C. (Photo: Business Wire)

Per the DOT Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order, the tests conducted must be able to determine the crude oil's flash point, boiling point, corrosivity to steel and aluminum, presence and content of compounds such as sulfur and hydrogen sulfide, percentage presence of flammable gases, and the vapor pressure at 50°C.

“Intertek is ready to provide the appropriate testing services and offer guidance regarding the recently released DOT Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order. This information represents Intertek’s current interpretation of the order. The regulatory situation may evolve as the issues are being discussed within industry groups and US DOT,” said Jeff Kaylor, Vice President Central Region. “Testing will help to ensure that crude oil for shipment by rail has been classified, described, and packaged in accordance with the appropriate Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).”

Learn more about Intertek crude by rail testing and inspection services:

www.intertek.com/petroleum/crude-oil-rail-dot/ www.intertek.com/petroleum/railcar-oil/ Learn more about the US DOT Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order:

www.dot.gov/briefing-room/dot-issues-emergency-order-requiring-stricter-standards-transport-crude-oil-rail About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products, processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.

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CONTACT: Intertek Contacts:

Craig Falgout, +1 337 254 2807

Business Development Manager, Shale Oil & Gas Services

craig.falgout@intertek.com

or

Paris Morris, +1 713 407 3500

Marketing Communications Manager, Shale Oil & Gas Services

paris.morris@intertek.com

or

Global Marketing and Media:

Erik Holladay, +1 713 407 3500

Global Marketing Director, Commodities

erik.holladay@intertek.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY OIL/GAS OTHER ENERGY TRANSPORT RAIL

SOURCE: Intertek

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