Cement Hopper Car
General Information
Payload capacity, t maximum 73
Empty weight (materials consumption), t 20.5±0.5
Maximum static design load from wheel pair to rails, kN (tf) 230 (23.5)
Body capacity, m3 minimum 65
Car wheel base, mm 7,800
Car length over coupler pulling faces, mm 12,020
Car width, mm 3,212
Maximum car height, mm 4,661
Frame length over end girders, mm 10,800
Frame width over span bolsters, mm 3,012
Height of coupler axis from level of rail heads, mm 1,040–1,080
Number of hatches, pcs
- loading 3
- unloading 4
Dimensions according to GOST 9238
- of body 1-ВМ
- of bogie 02-ВМ
Total surface of loading hatches, m2 0.37 х 3 = 1.11
Total surface of unloading hatches, m2 0.13 х 4 = 0.52
Bogie model 18-100
Design speed, km/h maximum 120

The car-hopper is designed for bulk transportation of cement or other non-caking loose goods that need to be protected against an atmospheric precipitation in railway networks with track gauge of 1520 mm.

A smooth streamlined cylindrical body merges into inclined faces of the hopper, provides the required structural stiffness, allows the rainfall to run off and also enables a full unloading of goods. Three traditional unloading hatches ideally fit car loading at any cement plants. Fourunloadinghatchesaredesignedforcargravityunloading.

Advantages: increased capacity (min 65 m3) that enables to load cement of bulk density of 1.2 t/m3 up to dead weight without additional filling; gravity unloading capability in continuous flow until full off-loading as well as in portion size.

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