TikhvinChemMash plant (TChM, a subsidiary of railcar holding RPC “United Wagon Company”) has delivered new generation tank cars for transportation of caustic soda and other chemicals to LLC “Khimprom” (Kemerovo) and PJSC “Khimprom” (Novocheboksarsk), large chemical manufacturers.
This has been the second delivery of tank cars, model 15-6900, to the above companies. LLC “Khimprom” currently operates 11 and PJSC “Khimprom” 30 tank cars manufactured by TikhvinChemMash.
These tank cars, already well reputed, have a larger axle load of 25 tf, a tank volume of 54.5 m3 and an increased load capacity of 73 t compared to their analogues.
Customers' major requirement to the design of the caustic soda tank cars was that the freight had to be fully protected from freezing when transported in winter. Using the Siemens NX software (a universal system used in 3D simulation which allows to design a freight car up to the stage of technical preparation for manufacture), UWC’s engineering center were able to determine optimal thermo-technical parameters and developed a tank car which is able to maintain the freight in a liquid state for a maximum of 10 days when the environmental temperatures are freezing. At the same time, the design of the freight car allows for a simpler assembly and disassembly of thermal insulation during scheduled repairs.
“Maintaining the freight temperature allows to significantly reduce time losses in the course of the discharge and save energy during its warming up,” said Artem Chernyshev, CEO at LLC “Khimprom”.
The regular maintenance of new generation freight cars manufactured by the plants of the railcar holding RPC UWC, is performed by a vast service center network which comprises 58 freight car repair companies operating on all the railways in the CIS. The staff of the service centers are qualified for carrying out all types of repair, whether it is current, depot or overhaul. A strong competitive advantage of Tikhvin freight cars is an increased up to 8 years (or 800 thousand km) run between repairs which reduces the number of repairs by 4 times compared to standard freight cars.