ARTICLE 1: TEST WITH CREOSOTED BEECHWOOD SLEEPERS IN A TROPICAL RAINFOREST CLIMATE (SCHULZ). ARTICLE 2: DURABILITY OF CARBON CREOSOTE USED WITH BEECHWOOD SLEEPERS IN TROPICAL CONDITIONS (BECKER AND PETROWITZ)
ARTICLE 1: EIN VERSUCH MIT TEEROELGETRAENKTEN BUCHENSCHWELLEN IM TROPISCHEN REGENWALD-KLIMA. ARTICLE 2: BESTAENDIGKEIT VON STEINKOHLENTEEROEL IN BUCHENSCHWELLEN UNTER TROPISCHEN BEDINGUNGEN
The two articles describe a test carried out with beechwood sleepers soaked in creosote laid on a line in Liberia used for ore transport. The purpose of the study was to examine how long this particularly suitable type of creosote protects the wood and to check the suitability of beechwood sleepers for use in these climatic conditions. Interim results show already that, even in extreme climatic conditions, creosoted beechwood sleepers have a long service life provided the absorption rate of the creosote is between 200 and 250 kg/cu m and that the sleepers are treated with carbon creosote enriched by high average boiling.
- Article 1: pp 37-46; Article 2: pp 53-71.
Studiengesellschaft fuer Holzschwellenoberbau EVWaldstrasse 11
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- Shulz, G
- BECKER, G
- Petrowitz, H-J
- Publication Date: 1976-8
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 29 p.
- Die Holzschwelle
- Volume: 71
- Issue Number: 83
- TRT Terms: Creosote; High temperature; Life cycle analysis; Railroad ties; Traffic density; Wood preservatives; Wood ties
- Geographic Terms: Liberia
- Old TRIS Terms: Creosoting; Wooden cross ties
- Subject Areas: Design; Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00142524
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: International Union of Railways
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 1 1976 12:00AM