21 September 2015 y.
BMZ certified the hopper car with extended capacity
Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ, part of JSC Transmashholding) obtained the conformity certificate for Type 19-3058 hopper car with the extended body volume for transportation of grain and other bulky food products requiring protection against atmospheric precipitations.
The hopper car is fitted with the carbody of increased volume to transport 118 m³ of the cargo (as compared with 112 m³ of the forerunner). At the same time, its carrying capacity is the same – 70.5 tons.
There is no center sill in the new carbody design; it allowed changing the hopper box structure thus increasing the body capacity and facilitating unloading process accordingly.
The hopper car is equipped with a new slide-gate unloading mechanism, which not only provides the cargo protection against stealing but enables to control unloading. It makes possible to stop uploading temporarily or fully.
The new hopper is lower – 4 m 80 cm, and can be loaded at loading terminals of any existing type.
The first presentation of the new hopper car took place at the Fifth International Fair of Railway Equipment and Technologies EXPO 1520 in September 2015. But potential customers both in Russia and CIS countries show already their interest. The plan is to deliver at least 100 new Type 19-3058 hoppers this year.