When existing plant in Nova Scotia was rehabilitated the rail-finishing facilities were expanded and revamped so that rails could be handled in lengths longer than that imposed by control cooling boxes. Hydrogen gas in molten steel is said to be the "culprit that causes shatter cracks," which can result in transverse fissures. The vacuum-degassing process installed in its plant by Sydney Steel Corp., is intended to reduce the hydrogen content of the steel to acceptable levels. This obviates the need to subject the rails to control cooling so that the limitation on the length of rails imposed by the control-cooling boxes is eliminated.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 3 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway Track and Structures
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1974 12:00AM