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INSULATED WAGON

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French Equivalent: Wagon isotherme

Definition:
Covered wagon of which the body is built with insulating walls, doors, floor and roof, by which the heat exchanges between the inside and outside of the body can be so limited that the overall coefficient of heat transfer (K coefficient), is such that the equipment is assignable to one or other of the following two categories:


- I N = Normally insulated equipment - characterized by a K coefficient equal to or less than 0.7 W/m 2 degrees C

- I R = Heavily insulated equipment - characterized by a K coefficient equal to or less than 0.4 W/m 2 degrees C.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Sunday, June 16, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003