The Boutet method of thermit welding appears to have overcome the objection to the older thermit welding, that the high temperatures involved tend to produce brittleness in the finished weld. It provides a reliable weld at a relatively small cost, either in situ, by means of portable apparatus, or at a rail depot. On the Southern Railway, with a gang of twelve men it was possible to make ten to twelve welds a day. The welding operation is in three stages--pre-heating, welding, and post-heating.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1942-2-20

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  • Accession Number: 00037875
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM