United Wagon Company will supply MCC EuroChem 700 new hopper cars which will be used to transport mineral fertilizers produced at EuroChem enterprises, including Usolskiy Potash. The 19-9835-01 type cars will be delivered to EuroChem by the end of the first half of 2019.
The new hopper cars are equipped with bogies with the axle load of 25 tf and a body with the volume of 101 m3. 76.7 tonnes is the capacity of a car, which is 6 tonnes more than can be carried by hopper cars with standard bogies widely used in the fertilizer industry at present. The schematic construction of the new car reduces its weight while increasing strength and durability.
A special two-component internal coating of the body based on a vinyl copolymer provides protection against aggressive cargo explosion.
Another key advantage of this type of car is its increased terms of between-repairs run as it can be used for 8 years (or up to 1 million km) between overhauls, compared with 2 years (or 110,000 km) for standard analogues.