Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK), a Russian ferrous metal production company, awarded Sinara Transport Mashines a contract for the supply of five up to date TEM10 diesel shunting locomotives.
The company “carefully follows the latest technical shunting equipment solutions and step by step equips its locomotive fleet with the latest generation diesel locomotives – productive, maintenance-friendly, offering a high level of driver’s comfort and safety”, said Anton Zubikhin, STM Deputy General Director for Sales and General Director of STM Trading House.
The TEM10 locomotive with electric transmission and 1164 hp output is equipped with two power plants based on Volvo Penta diesel engines that meet the EU Stage III emission standard. The vehicle is mainly using one engine while the second one turns on only when the load increases, which allows to save up to 30% fuels and lubricants.
The TEM10 diesel shunting locomotives are serially produced since 2021 based on a modular design, which significantly simplifies and speeds up its maintenance in the presence of reserve units. Vehicle’s technical features can be changed based on the client’s requirement, by upgrading each module separately. The locomotives for Magnitogorsk are equipped with a video surveillance system with five all-round cameras and a wheel flange lubrication system is installed, which ensures the smooth movement of wheels along the railway tracks. The locomotive is able to pass the curves with a minimum radius of 40 metres.
The innovative locomotive is highly efficient and is fitted with a modern microprocessor control and diagnostics system that includes a working algorithm adapted to controlling two power plants, which allows to increase energy efficiency. It monitors over 3,000 operational parameters of the locomotive equipment. In addition, this is the first control system based on Russian microcontrollers.
The locomotive is also equipped with a screw compressor unit with an innovative system for cleaning and drying compressed air with a capacity of 5.25 m³/min.
All auxiliary drives are powered by static converter asynchronous motors to reduce maintenance costs. When developing the locomotive, the customer requirements in the field of metallurgy, oil and gas sector and railway logistics were considered.
The TEM10 first prototype was acquired by Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant (NLMK Group), and since April 2021, these locomotives are also being operated by the enterprises of the Pipe Metallurgical Company (TMK), two TEM10s have been used at Seversky and Volzhsky pipe plants (part of TMK Holding).