Coal Car-Topping System®

Meet The BNSF and Regulatory Requirements for Coal Car Dust Control

Where there is coal, there is coal dust, one of the biggest nuisances with which mines, railroads and utilities must cope – more so as changing environmental and railroad regulations mandate effective coal car topping. Coal dust is a health hazard; it damages equipment; and it creates an environmental hazard for which railroad, utility and mine management will be held responsible.

Midwest’s Coal CarTopper System is a year-round, containerized, operator-friendly system that makes it easier and safer to eliminate dust from your in-transit operations. Permanently installed, the spray system adjusts to match the profile of coal in a rail car. It extends over railcars making it easy to apply Soil-Sement Engineered Formula® CCT, a proven dust suppressant that keeps coal and other materials from escaping into the air.

Three-pronged turnkey program to eliminate in-transit coal dust

If in-transit coal dust is a problem you face daily, it is a problem you don’t have to face at all. Midwest can bring you a turnkey three-pronged coal car topping solution, or any part of it you need: our Soil-Sement Engineered Formula CCT dust suppressant that has proven its performance excellence, our customizable Coal Car-Topping System, and a service network to ensure optimal system efficiency.

Soil-Sement Engineered Formula CCT delivers something its competitors cannot: peace of mind. It has proven to be the most reliable and consistent dust-control sealant for coal in transport, which is why Midwest is one of less than a handful of approved BNSF vendors. Soil-Sement Engineered Formula has been tested and verified by Simpson Weather Associates Laboratory for weatherability ; BNSF for corrosion, safety and performance; and Southern Company for burnability.

Coal CarTopper System Benefits

  • Protects against freezing with a heated container
  • Allows a clear view of coal cars from a heated, raised operator’s booth
  • Adjusts to match the profile of coal in a railcar
  • Durable enough to spray 24/7, 365 days a year
  • Installs permanently

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