Segment: Cryogenic rail tank cars
Innovative tank wagon to carry LNG – an energy resource of the future
In collaboration with Chart Ferox, VTG has built Europe's first ever tank wagon for transporting cryogenic liquefied natural gas (LNG). The new wagon provides a low-cost way to carry large volumes of this ecofriendly energy resource by rail.
VTG is also the only operator in Europe to market the organization of LNG transportation by rail. Using LNG tank containers opens the door to intermodal transportation for an extensive array of logistical solutions.
Optimized for the transportation of liquified natural gas (LNG; methane, cryogenically liquefied)Special suspension and storage technology for the inner tank inside the outer tank to guarantee the required safety and energy efficiency when transporting LNG at temperatures as low as -162°C.
Ready for transportation in Spain:
- Buffer head width: 650 mm
- Distance between buffer centers: 1,850 mm
- Special preparations for lifting the wagon with the bogie frame
|Tare weight||approx. 45 t|
|Axle load||22.5 t|
|Clearance: outer wheelsets||20,366 mm|
|Min. curve radius||75 m|
|Hand brake||Platform operated hand brake|
|Crash buffer||Crash buffer|
|Safety equipment|| 25 t axles with noise reduction coating |
Safety device to prevent excess pressure and overfilling
Telematics system to prepare for pressure monitoring
|Tank material|| Outer tank: Carbon steel (S355NL2) |
Inner tank: Stainless steel
|Nominal volume||approx. 111 m³|
|Design temperature||-196 / +50°C|
|Thermal insulation|| Vacuum between inner and outer tank |
Inner tank insulated