Coal dust is one of the biggest nuisances with which mines, railroads, and utilities involved in coal transport must cope, and it is becoming a bigger challenge as increasingly stringent environmental and railroad regulations mandate effective coal car topping. Coal dust not only poses health risks, but also damages equipment and creates an environmental hazard for which railroad and mine management teams will be held responsible.

MCRL provides an all-in-one car topping solution that complies with BNSF Tariff 6041-B and has been doing so since the requirement came into existence in 2011 (see BNSF 6041-B). We combine our knowledge of spray technology with a non-hazardous environmentally friendly treatment to prevent fugitive dust from exiting railcars while in transit (view SoilSement MSDS). MCRL offers a total car topping solution of tried-and-true dust-suppression products, a customizable car-topping application system, and a local service network to ensure optimal system efficiency. Used together, MCRL helps railroads and mines alike meet strict regulations and solve health and environmental issues.

BNSF-6041-B rev 28 eff 06-19-2015 (tariff)

In-Transit Dust Control

The regulatory agency that oversees the BNSF Railroad has labeled coal dust a harmful contaminant of rail ballast. In-transit dust poses a serious threat to the stability of railway track structure and the integrity of rail operations. MCRL’s proven combination of car topper, customizable car-topping application system and service network ensure regulatory compliance keeping your coal transport operations safe and in business.


  • Reduces dust loss by 92%
  • Prevents loss of coal or other materials
  • Provides continued dust control along the entire delivery route
  • Lowers track maintenance costs and requirements