Practical application of turnout grinding

Turnouts are a critical element of railway infrastructure, not only due to their essential role for creating a network of tracks, but also their much higher installation and maintenance costs. Grinding is well recognised as a long term cost effective maintenance task. Therefore grinding of turnouts is a highly important activity, however the peculiarities of the turnout design make grinding them a unique challenge. This paper outlines the engineering approach adopted by Speno Australia to address this challenge, incorporating the machine design and construction, grinding stone selection, process optimisation and practical application.

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  • Pagination: 8p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Maintaining the momentum: CORE 2016: conference on railway excellence, 16-18 May 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01636867
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 30 2017 3:29PM