In the second half of 2014 OJSC Uralcryomash, part of OJSC Research and Production Corporation Uralvagonzavod and located in Nizhny Tagil city, Russia, plans to launch a LNG production line.
The line will be for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG), namely; the tank container, model KTSM-40/0,8 and rail tank car, model 15-712.
At present the documentation for these products are under approval. It is scheduled that production capabilities of OJSC Uralcryomash for manufacturing LNG tank containers or rail tank cars for the period of 2014-2017 will amount 20-30 units per month.
The tank container, model KTSM-40/0,8 is meant for LNG loading, storage and release and serves as a vessel for motorway, railway and maritime transportation, ensuring complete integrity and quality of the shipping product. The design of the tank container, model KTSM-40/0,8 has allowed to increase the time of transport service without drainage until 79 days (the max time of transport service without drainage of the producers of similar equipment is 15 days only).
The rail tank car, model 15-712 has an enlarged tank and is meant for LNG storage and transportation. It is transported within a general-purpose rolling stock.
At present Uralcryomash is the only producer of LNG tanks on the territory of Russia & CIS. For the period of 2014-2017 the company plans to extend a product line, designed for LNG use; tank containers, rail tank cars, standard and transportation tanks, gasifiers, and module LNG/CNG fueling stations.