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Coal Handling System

The maximum daily requirement of coal for four units would be about
tonnes. Coal would be received at plant site by bottom discharge broad
gauge rail
wagons with track hopper for unloading of coal. Coal received in BOBR
would be unloaded into the track hopper while the wagons are in motion
opening the wagon doors pneumatically with line side equipment. There
will be a
coal stockyard for stacking of coal. Belt Conveyors will carry coal from
hopper to Coal Stockyard / SG Bunkers.
Coal would be fed to the bunkers from conveyors through motorised
trippers. The coal bunkers are of circular type and the openings on the top
be covered with bunker sealing belt to avoid dust nuisance. The bunkers
would be
adequately ventilated so as to keep the bunkers free from accumulation
of volatile
gases, thereby eliminating fire hazard and also avoiding dust nuisance in
tripper floor. The ventilation air would be passed through bag filters
before being
let out into atmosphere
Two travelling and slewing type stacker-cum-reclaimers will be provided
stacking and reclaiming of coal in the stock yard. Two sets of screens and
will be provided (one operating and one standby) for each stream of
BOBRNOpen hopper car with rapid (pneumatic)
bottom discharge doors, air-braked. BOBRN and BOBR
(see above) are most often used for carrying coal to
thermal power plants, and also for ore, stone, track
ballast, etc. Each wagon holds some 60t of coal loaded
from the top and unloaded from the bottom by means
of the pneumatically operated doors. The contents of
the wagon can be discharged completely in about 15

The door-opening mechanism is triggered by lineside devices running on a 24V or 32V DC

source. As the wagons in a rake pass by the triggering devices, their doors open and their
contents are unloaded into the pits below the tracks (the 'merry-go-round' system). The
versions used by the power plants have 12 bottom doors, whereas IR uses variants that have
8 doors.

Max. axle load (CC+6+2)UP(CC) 20.32t

Spring grouping per bogie - outer (CC+6+2)UP(CC) 12

Spring grouping per bogie - inner (CC+6+2)UP(CC) 8

(CC) 25.6t

Payload (RDSO spec.) (CC+6+2)UP(CC) 55.68t

(CC+6+2)UP(CC) 60 +2 = 62t
Payload (revised, incl. tolerance)
(RC 13/2007 )

Gross load (RDSO spec., excl. tolerance) (CC+6+2)UP(CC) 81.28t

Gross load (revised, incl. tolerance) (CC+6+2)UP(CC) 85.6+2 = 87.6tt

Capacity 57.2m3

Width 3.5m
Height 3.735m

Length over headstock 9.671m

Length over coupler faces NA

Distance between bogie centres 6.79m

Standard rake size (2007) (CC+6+2)UP(CC) 59

Total train load (incl. BVZC, RDSO spec., excl. tolerance)
(CC+6+2) 4809.32t

Total train load (incl. BVZC, CC+8+2) 5281.32t (CC+6+2)
A.L. -22.9 tt

Total train load (incl. BVZC, revised, incl. tolerance) (CC+6+2)UP(CC) 5182.2t

UP (CC) 60km/h (CC+6+2)

RDSO design speed (loaded)
75km/h (CC)

UP (CC) 70km/h (CC+6+2)

RDSO design speed (empty)
70km/h (CC)

(CC+6+2)UP(CC) 60km/h
CRS sanctioned speed (loaded, SER)

(CC+6+2)UP(CC) 65km/h
CRS sanctioned speed (empty, SER)

Length over coupler faces 11.6m. AAR 'E' high-tensile coupler with high-capacity draft gear.
CASNUB 22 NLB cast steel bogies. Air brakes and parking brakes. Rated at 100km/h. (Power
plant versions without air brakes are rated at a lower speed.)

Some BOBRN wagons have been made of aluminium (BOBRAL / BOBR-AL). In these, the
underframe is made of steel while the rest of the body is made of aluminium. The maximum
axle load is the same as that of the regular BOBRN (20.32t), but the tare weight is reduced by
3.2t and the payload correspondingly increased by the same amount. The aluminium alloy
used is 'RDE-40', and has 4% zinc, 2% magnesium, 0.35% manganese, and 0.15% zirconium.