Description

The 15-9541-01 tank car model is designed for the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) along main railroads in the 1520 mm gauge area.

The tank car, unique in its design, consists of two tanks connected by a slack-free coupler. The car length over coupler pulling faces is 24,020 mm with each section being 12,020 mm long. The design of the articulated tank car ensures a smooth passage of the articulated car alone as well connected to standard cars along straight and curved sections of the track, including those with small radii, in line with regulatory standards. As the location of the tank fittings matches that of a standard 12-metre car, UWC's articulated tank cars can be easily serviced at standard terminals.

An increased overhaul mileage represents a significant competitive gain, reducing overall costs in the car’s life cycle.

Designed by: All-Union Research and Development Centre for Transportation Technology, LLC.

Producer: TikhvinChemMash, JSC.

Specifications

Technical specification

Model 15-9541-01

Payload capacity, t:
car
section

90
45

Boilers space, m3

163.1

Length over coupler pulling faces, mm 24,040
Tare weight, t
minimal
maximal

56.3
59.5
Base, mm:
car
section

17,770
8,850
Height above rail top, mm 5,144
Maximum width, mm 3,248

Gabarit as per GOST 9238-2013

1-Т

Bogie model

18-9855

Estimated static load from the wheel set on rails, kN (tf)

245.25 (25)

Regulatory overhaul period, thousand km (years)

500 (8)*

Service life, years

40

Cargoes
Сargo ETSNG Code
Natural gas liquids 226290
Propane-butane fraction
226267
Propane
226125
Butane or butane mixtures
226040
Isobutane or isobutane mixtures
226093
Liquefied hydrocarbon gases with no letter designation in the Alphabet-Based Classification
226074
Other cargoes O/R

*According to the results of controlled operation, the period can be extended.

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