Schaltbau RAWAG designed and manufactured sanitary units for the TRAXX F120MS locomotive produced by Bombardier Transportation and FLC. The locomotive, which is equipped with a dual drive system, reaches a speed of 120km/h. It is designed for loads from 7,000 tons up to 9,000 tons, and operating temperatures from –55° C to +45° C.
The specific exploitation conditions and final customer requirements had significant impact on the sanitary unit’s design. Among others, the standard vacuum system was replaced in favor of a toilet waste combustion system. All systems and materials had to be adjusted to low operating temperatures.
Four sanitary units for prototype locomotives are presently undergoing a homologation and approval process in Russia.