JOINING AND HARDFACING OF RAILS, POINTS AND CROSSINGS USING MANUAL METAL-ARC WELDING ON THE SWEDISH RAILWAYS

Since 1967, the Swedish State Railways track office and the ESAB Central Research Laboratories has been developing a suitable technique and filler materials for rail welding. The first task was to reduce maintenance costs for track material by hard surfacing and joining of rail ends and crossings and later also points. The second phase was to further develop a technique and a backing material for the joining of rails by means of manual mold welding. The aim was to obtain such high quality in welds that the technique would be approved without any limitations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Elektriska Svetsning Aktiebolaget

    P.O. Box 8850
    S-402 71 Goteborg 8,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Ljunggren, J
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072474
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Svetsaren-English Edition
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1976 12:00AM