The major components of inductance, residual magnetic, and ultrasonic instruments for detection of flaws in rails are described. The Association of American Railroads report for 1964 correlated the drastic reduction in service failures due to transverse defects with the success in controlled cooling of the rails during manufacture, although the number of failures detected using the above NDT methods remained fairly constant. It was concluded that the $400,000 cost of the flaw detection services was well worth while in the USA, but could not be justified in the United Kingdom due to the use of different steel for the rails.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1965-8-20

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 665-666
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00037247
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM