hopper car


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hopper car

[′häp·ər ‚kär]
(engineering)
A freight car with a permanent roof and a hinged floor sloping to one or more hoppers for discharging contents by gravity.
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* Linings require a minimum of SSPC-SP 10, Near-White Blast Cleaning for a hopper car, and SSPC-SP 5, White Metal Blast Cleaning for a tank car.
For example, given that average total hopper car cycle time is sixty days (see Table 1), a 23 percent reduction in Stage 3 car inventory, as demonstrated in Table 7 with a two-day reduction in Stage 2 standard deviation, would reduce overall car requirements by 8 percent.
In the example, changing the hopper car unloading procedure is a work process change.
* Hopper car coatings vary based on the type of cargo and climate (tank car coatings also vary based on the type of cargo).
Wilkey contacted a representative from Martin Engineering, who recommended the company's rugged, air-powered Railcar Openers, which can open even the most stubborn hopper car gate with 2,500 ft.-lb.
lot 2: four-axle hopper car for transportation of granulated sulfur 4 pcs.
However, as railroads become an increasingly attractive alternative to highway transportation because of lower costs and less environmental impact, hopper car sales have already begun to recuperate; so much so that the company has returned to hiring mode.
The Paragould plant began operations in 1995 as a covered hopper car manufacturer with two production tracks.
"With our growing network of facilities capable of handling 8,500-foot trains, this highly efficient hopper car capacity will benefit our supply chain and support the growth in volumes that we are pursuing in the competitive western Canadian marketplace."
CP continues to add both crews and locomotives to support volumes across all commodities and urges the senate and government to move forward on Bill C-49 to bring some further certainty to the grain supply chain moving forward, specifically relating to new hopper car investment.
In recent years, exceptional fluctuations have reflected the volatility of fuel prices, the one-time hopper car adjustment in 2007-2008 and, as outlined in Decision No.
2.500 km - IV standard planned number of hours of work throughout the season is about 330 hours including: gritter with a plow 200 hours, tractor with plow 80 hours, snow blower 20 hours, the charger 20 hours, the hopper car 10 hours.