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Car-hopper
General Information
Payload capacity, t maximum 71
Empty weight, t 22.5±0.5
Maximum static design load from wheel pair to rails, kN (tf) 230 (23.5)
Body capacity, m3 minimum 86
Wheel base, mm 8,980±5
Car width, mm 3,228
Height of coupler axis from level of rail heads, mm 1,040–1,080
Height from level of rail heads to the top, mm 5,170
Car length over coupler pulling faces, mm 13,200
Number of hatches, pcs
- loading 4
- unloading 4
Clear dimension of hatches, mm
- loading 1,630х600
- unloading 1,388х522
Minimum curve radius for the car, m 60
Design speed, km/h maximum 120
Bogie model 18-100
Dimensions according to GOST 9238
-of body 1-Т
-of bogie 02-ВМ

The car-hopper with composite body is designed to be used in railway network of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia with track gauge of 1520 mm for bulk transportation of non-hazardous mineral fertilizers and other non-hazardous loose goods that need to be protected against an atmospheric precipitation with unloading on receiving points equipped with handling devices.

The roof of the car-hopper is a self-supported structure with a fiberglass skin and a bottom load-bearing hoop. The shell is reinforced by inner load-bearing bulkheads and end ribs.

The light movable roof is resistant to chemical contact with mineral fertilizers and has a smooth streamlined form preventing water retention. The roof has four loading hatches that ideally fit car loading at any specialized enterprises. Four loading hatches are designed for car gravity unloading. A simple, fail-safe and easy-to-use unloader mechanism enables an operator to unload on any side of the car.

Fiberglass is a very advanced made-no-measure lightweight material that can be used for a variety of applications. Glass-reinforced plastics have low thermal conductivity, bulk strength compared to metals, biological stability and high corrosion stability. Until recently, fiberglass was only used in aircraft industry, ship building and space engineering.

Glass-reinforced plastic products are electro insulated, radio transparent and resistant to aggressive environments and thermal shocks. The results of research showed that the fiberglass structures are considerably more durable when compared to similar structures of other. The operational life is 100 years provided the service conditions are observed. Because of these properties, glass-reinforced plastic and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic products have widespread applications in civil and industrial engineering, aviation and now in car building.

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