Remarkable increases in life of rails and wheel flanges through lubrication, by as much as 700 percent, are quoted by Dr. Fritz Birmann, in his paper "Lubrication of Rails and Wheels." The requirements of a lubricating system to reduce wear of rails and tires, are that the lubricant must be prevented from spreading to the running surface of the rail, thereby reducing traction; that the efficiency of the system must not be spoiled by dust, dirt or weather influences; that the lubricating devices and spray nozzles must be profile free on the rail and vehicle; and that lubrication must not start too late on the curve, so that it is preferable, where possible, to lubricate tires before entering the curve.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Birmann, F
  • Publication Date: 1957-10-11

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  • Accession Number: 00039320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM