THERMIT WELDING OF RAIL STEELS

British Railways R&D has investigated the welding of rails by the thermit process. This article discusses the importance of correct square-cut rail gaps, preheating and correct tapping to insure slag separation. Two processes are discussed--the short-preheat technique being particularly suitable for high-tensile steels.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications

    Penthouse 1, 15 West 55th Street
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Ashton, M E
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 40-45
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM