Rail Services

SUNPRO, Inc. Saves Shippers Time and Money with On-Site Testing and Approval of Loaded Railcars

August 12, 2015

SUNPRO, Inc. is proud to announce that it has received the Quality Assurance Program Certification from the Association of American Railroads as specified in M-1003. This certification allows SUNPRO’s Ohio Regional Office (SUNO) and Chicago Regional Office (SUNS) to conduct bubble leak testing of tank cars following the removal and replacement of tank car service equipment, including the changing of gaskets, valves, pressure relief devices, and more.

SUNPRO is now equipped and immediately available to perform on-site bubble leak testing of tank cars without requiring the unloading of product or a One Time Movement Approval (OTMA). After the installation of replacement service equipment is complete, SUNPRO’s trained and certified personnel can have a tank car tested and approved for transport in just a few hours, saving the shipper both time and money. This field service will eliminate the need to send railcars to Home Shops for small repairs, avoiding lengthy downtime.

Chicago Regional Rail Program Manager Dave Estep is overseeing all testing operations and is excited about providing this efficient service to tank car shippers and leasers.

“SUNPRO is set to provide even greater service to tank car owners,” Estep explained. “We already have years of experience in identifying and replacing faulty valves, gaskets, pressure relief devices, and other appurtenances. Now, we can typically have these tank cars tested and back in service the very same day.”

To schedule a service appointment or learn more about SUNPRO’s testing procedures, please contact Matt Mendenhall at (219) 322-9054 ext. 303.