Turnout grinding: why and how

Turnouts are a complicated and expensive part of the track infrastructure. In line with plain rail, they require grinding to manage the wheel / rail interface and minimise their whole life costs. This paper discusses the damage that can occur in turnouts when they are not maintained and highlights the cost savings that have been identified from implementing a thorough grinding strategy. The second part of the paper then discusses improved approaches that have been developed to meet this requirement, in terms of overall machine design, grinding stone optimisation and finally process development to optimise the grinding approach to maximise the productivity of the grinding operation.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2016, Rail - moving the economy forward, 21-23 November 2016, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01636971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 30 2017 3:33PM