Bryansk Engineering Plant (BMZ, is part of ZAO "Transmashholding") was certified by the Registry for certification by the federal railways (PC FZHT), allowing the company to produce and convey to the Russian Railways initial batch of locomotives TEM18V.
The certificate applies to the party locomotives (series installation) of 25 units and is valid until November 1, 2014.
TEM18V locomotive is based on a locomotive TEM18DM. In the basic design of a number of changes that allow the consumer to talk about the new characteristics of the machine. TEM18V equipped with more modern and reliable diesel engine, waking telemechanical control system operator. This allows for more stable operation of the park, reduce downtime locomotives do the work on the locomotive safer. When loading sredneekspluatatsionnoy TEM18V almost 30 percent more economical than the diesel CME3. On a shunting locomotive TEM18V-001 used diesel generator by "Wartsila" power 882 kW at 1000 r / min.
The locomotive has a new compressor, and on the shaft of the fan cooling chamber — fluid coupling variable content. This allows you to smoothly change the speed of the main fan, which increases the reliability of the gearbox. First BMZ shunting locomotives used on the main fan wheel made of plastic, used the heating system heat-transfer agent "Gulf Stream", by which is maintained at the optimum temperature heat transfer engine is not running. This saves fuel during winter lay locomotive. For heating cab used autonomous heating system, which creates favorable conditions for the locomotive crew.
Specific fuel consumption at typical loading cycle is 288 g / kW / h. It is expected that with the launch of the Penza joint Russian-Finnish project ("TransMashHolding» — Wartsila) for the production of modern diesel engines for rail and marine new diesel generators will be used on other locomotives of domestic production, which will ensure greater reliability of power installations and performance of the engine.
Production of the initial batch of new model vehicles on a separate certificate is a common practice for the Russian railways. As a rule, after its release the manufacturer receives a certificate for serial production.