A new 50 Hz method of inductive heating of railway switches to remove snow and ice has been worked out and is presented in this paper. The method consists in direct electric heating of the rails of a switch or a turnout. It has many technical advantages and is economically profitable. When removing snow from the turnouts by this method the electric energy consumption is by ca. 35% smaller than with the traditional resistance method. The production costs of the inductive heaters are smaller than those of resistance heaters, and their durability is practically infinite, thus reducing considerably the maintenance costs of this method of thawing.

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    Vulkan-Verlag Dr W Classen

    Hollestrasse 1G, Postfach 7049
    4300 Essen,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Horoszko, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Accession Number: 00196521
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM