QUALITY OF RAILS AND MEANS OF GUARANTEEING IT. TESTS WITH APPARATUS FOR THE CONTINUOUS EXAMINATION OF RAILS IN THE TRACK
Report discusses the use of high speed rail inspection equipment, the ways in which joint operation of such vehicles would be practical. The amount of track to be inspected, the frequency of inspection and geographic considerations are determinants of the practicality of joint ownership and operation. Also a comparison of the Teledetector, the Spema, and the DB ultra-sonic rail fault coach is made over identical track. A discussion of rail flaws and their classification is included.
- Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
International Union of RailwaysOffice of Research and Experiments
- Publication Date: 1963-10
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Bolts; Costs; Cracking; Defects; Equipment tests; Failure; Holes; Inspection; Inspection cars; Maintenance of way; Nondestructive tests; Rail (Railroads); Rail joints; Railroad cars; Railroad tracks; Technology; Ultrasonic tests; Vehicle design; Welded rail
- Geographic Terms: France; Netherlands
- Old TRIS Terms: Bolt holes; Car design; End breaks; Fissures (Rails); Question d45; Rail failure; Rail inspection; Star cracks (Rails); Test equipment; Track irregularities; Track maintenance equipment; Web defects; Web defects (Rails)
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00033214
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: D45/RP 6/E
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM