Bainitic Rails Did Not Perform Well on Russian Railways - Gapanovich


The performance of the rails made of bainitic steel was not good, the Gudok quotes OAO RZD Senior Vice President Valentin Gapanovich.

“Baintiic rails - which were discussed so widely - did not perform well - field tests showed that surface defects arise at 150 M gross load”, he said.

As for 100-m rails, the project is going on pretty well although “there are some disputes about carbon content of the rail”. Mr. Gapanovich noted that Voestalpine “followed RZD sa they commission a similar manufacturing facility”.


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