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Car-hopper
General Information
Payload capacity, t maximum 74
Empty weight, t 25.5±0.5
Maximum static design load from wheel pair to rails, kN (tf) 245 (25.0)
Body capacity, m? minimum 125
Wheel base, mm 12,000±5
Car width, mm 3,220
Height of coupler axis from level of rail heads, mm 1,040–1,080
Height from level of rail heads to the top, mm 4,937
Frame length over coupler pulling faces, mm 16,220
Number of hatches, pcs
- loading 4
- unloading 6
Clear dimension of hatches, mm
- loading 1,630х600
- unloading 1,376х514
Minimum curve radius for the car, m 60
Design speed, km/h maximum 120
Bogie model 18-194-1
Dimensions according to GOST 9238
-of body 1-Т
-of bogie 1-Т

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 body of the car-hopper is a self-supported monocoque structure with a fiberglass skin internally reinforced by an inner structural frame of 7 cross bulkheads and a central backframe overlapped on side walls.

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, high corrosion and biological stability. The operational life of composite structures (glass-reinforced plastic and carbon fiber-reinforced plastic) provided the service conditions are observed is 100 years. Because of these properties, composite products have widespread applications in civil and industrial engineering, aviation and now in car building.

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