A four-shaft axle tank car model 15-1443-06 is used for the carriage of petrol and any other light oil products along railways with the track gauge 1520 mm. The model consists of a tank and a foundation frame with bogie and the train-stop equipment. The tank is the steel-alloy structure of grade 09Г2С.
Oil products are pumped in through a manhole with 570 mm diameter, which is covered with lid. It features a level gauge to estimate the limit of filling the tank and a gate gear of the multi-purpose discharge device. Next to the manhole there is a suction relief valve adjusted to 1.5 kgf/сm2 of excess pressure. The tank has the bottom drainage and is equipped with the multi-purpose discharge device, located in the middle of the tank.
In order to prevent the axial displacement, the middle part of the tank is connected to the frame with braces, welded to the tank and bolted-on to the braces, which are welded to the longitudinal tie rod. Tail pieces of the tank are laid freely on wooden balks, bolted-on inside the grooves of the metal support bearings, mounted on the frame bolster beams. In order to prevent the vertical and transverse displacement, the retaining bands are used to screw the tank to the end supports. The tank is equipped with an automatic brake and a hand brake with a drive attached to the frame side. The outer two-way ladder with the platforms adjoining the manhole and the inner stairs for getting into the tank facilitate maintenance of the car.
A running gear consists of two two-axle bogies of the type ЦНИИ-ХЗ-0 GОSТ 9246-70 with rolling-bear boxes.
|Load capacity, t||60.0|
|Tare weight, t||27.0|
|Axle load, t||21.9|
|Full volume capacity of tank, sq.m.||73.1|
|Design speed, km/h||120|
|Height of coupler centre above rail, mm||1040-1080|
|Specific metal content (tare-load ratio of a railway car)||0.423|
|Specific volume, sq.m/ t||1.22|
|Inner diameter of tank, mm||3000|
|Length along back heads, mm||10800|
|Track gauge, mm||1850|
|Dimensions according to GOST 9238-73||02-BM|