Uralcryomash Makes 2 New Liquefied Petrol Gas Cisterns

November 21, 2012. Several member enterprises of Uralvagonzavod Scientific & Production Corporation took part in the creation of containers meant for transporting propane, butane, and their mixtures. The cistern was developed at Ural Carriage Making Design Bureau (the head plant’s subdivision), while the manufacturing and certification procedures were handled by Uralcryomash. The cistern gets mounted on a railway platform with 18-100 four-wheel bogies produced by Uralvagonzavod. The cistern was actually ordered by UVZ Logistics, the corporation’s daughter enterprise that deals in transportation of liquefied petrol gas, Uralvagonzavod Corporation’s press service reports.

The demand for this cistern type is very high and comes to about 15,000 units a year. This popularity is brought about by two factors: firstly, the Russian fleet of liquefied petrol gas cisterns is rather obsolete: about 20% to 40% of all the cisterns should be classed as write-offs. Secondly, increasingly more oil and natural gas is being produced in Russia and the CIS, which means the transportation volumes are going up as well. A number of major oil processors have already asked Uralcryomash for such cisterns a number of times. What is more, the corporation is planning to turn UVZ Logistics into a major railway forwarder, so expanding the fleet of vehicles with such popular container types definitely makes sense.

Thanks to the increased barrel volume, increased freight capacity, and other parameters, the 15-588-01 cistern outstrips all of its competitors. The two pilot samples are now being certified, and the certification tests are bound to be a success, the company believes. The 15-588-01 cistern is expected to go into mass production.


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