UWC has delivered Ivanomorsk TPK the second batch of Tikhvin-produced tank cars designed to transport molten sulphur. The new wagons will be used by Norilsk Nickel to carry cargoes.
The 15-6913 tank car is one of the most technologically sophisticated and advanced models in the product portfolio of UWC group, allowing an additional load of up to 9 tonnes.
They have a higher axle load of 25 tonnes, with an increased carrying capacity of 72 tonnes and a cubic capacity of 44 m3.
The tank shell is made of corrosion-resistant metal and has thermal insulation with double casing also made of stainless steel.
Thermal insulation enables to keep the cargo temperature intact long enough even in winter. An air gap created outside the tank shell ensures uniform heating of the cargo with hot air generated by tubular heating elements. The 90-kWt electric heating system and the position of the tubular heating elements sections ensure energy savings and faster unloading.
“Today Tikhvin-produced cars seem to be among the best options in terms of performance. It is this factor that is decisive in our choice of a freight car supplier. UWC’s responsible approach to keeping contractual commitments also plays an important role. I would like to mention in particular that the car supply deadline remains unchanged notwithstanding the pandemic challenges,” Andrey Kalinin, Deputy CEO at Ivanomorsk TPK said.
The Tikhvin-produced tank cars are equipped with bogies sustaining a 25-tonne axle load and boasts extended maintenance intervals of up to 1 million km, or 8 years. The tank car’s lifespan reaches 32 years.
In 2019, TikhvinChemMash shipped tank cars for technical-grade sulphuric acid to Ivanomorsk TPK.
UWC says that the share of these tank car model on the Russian tank car fleet, with a 25-tonne axle load bogie for carrying molten sulphur is around 60%.