STUDY OF A PLASMA TORCH FOR IMPROVING ADHESION. THE EFFECT OF THE PLASMA TORCH ON RAIL HEAD CONTAMINATION
A study of surface contaminants before and after exposure to a plasma torch has shown no evidence of any prominent chemical change being brought about. Laboratory tests have confirmed that oily contamination is removed by the plasma torch. Track tests following a plasma torch rail car indicate that the persistence of the conditioning on running rails is dependent on the effect of subsequent trains.
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International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1971-10
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 25 p.
- TRT Terms: Adhesion; Car wheels (Railroads); Contaminants; Friction; Plasma arc cutting; Rail (Railroads); Railhead; Roughness; Tests; Train track dynamics; Wheels
- Old TRIS Terms: Plasma torch; Question b114
- Subject Areas: Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00052982
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Report/Paper Numbers: B114/RP 3/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM