BUTT WELD FAILURES

A summary of the butt weld failures accumulated up to December 1967 is tabulated. On the basis of failures per 100 weld years, the failure rate for the oxyacetylene pressure butt welds is slightly higher than for the electric flash pressure butt welds for new rail (0.0072 to 0.0046). The average service period of the oxyacetylene pressure butt welds is 48 percent longer than that of the electric flash pressure butt weld. For relay rail, the performance of the electric flash pressure weld is somewhat better than that of the oxyacetylene pressure weld.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Railway Engineering Association

    59 East Van Buren Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60605
  • Publication Date: 1969-2

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 712
  • Serial:
    • AREA BULLETIN
    • Volume: 70
    • Issue Number: 619
    • Publisher: American Railway Engineering Association

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1976 12:00AM