Continuous welded rail has usually been fabricated using the electric flash butt welding process to join 39-foot rails into 1440-foot lengths. These are then transported for installation in the field. This entails a major materials handling problem which could be reduced by making field welds. Such welds have not met the criteria of quality or cost. A solution developed in the USSR is a highly portable electric flash butt welder. It adds a new option for rail welding and is suitable not only for field work but also for in-plant welding.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 49-53

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA OR&D 76-243
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1976 12:00AM