Understanding Why, When and How Rail Grinding is Performed

• Online Analysis – Rail Profile – Grinding Quality • Post Analysis – Production – Key Performance Indicators – Metal Removal 60. Surface Crack Analysis 61 61. 62 Cycle Analysis by MGT • MGT categorized by Subdivision / Prefix

Global Rail Grinding Vehicle Market (2021-2026) with Top ...

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Analyzing Rail Grinding Patterns

Analyzing Rail Grinding Patterns. ... The first approach for the analysis of metal removal on the rail head uses a "closed" mathematical representation of the rail head where the shape of the rail head is defined according to the design radii. The second approach uses a digitized rail profile that is taken from a modern rail profile measurement ...

A laboratory demonstration of rail grinding and analysis ...

Moreover, an analysis of the roughness of wheel and rail is an input parameter in most modern simulation tools that could be associated with the coefficient of friction. This paper reports a laboratory demonstration of rail grinding followed by a series of tests to determine the wear of the rail and if there is a relationship between friction ...

[PDF] Modelling and analysis of rail grinding and ...

Rail grinding strategies developed in this research have been considered by Swedish National Rail for analysing the effectiveness of their existing policies on grinding intervals. Optimal grinding and lubrication decisions have huge potential for savings in maintenance costs, improving reliability and safety and enhancing rail life.

Towards a Better Understanding of the Rail Grinding Mechanism

theories better understand the rail grinding process. This understanding is then utilized to develop a detailed rail grinding model that allows for the accurate analysis of not only an individual grinding motor but also a full grinding train application, as a function of pattern and speed.

Potchara Tangtragulwong (Ph.D) – ภาควิชาวิศวกรรมโยธาและ ...

Fry GT, Tangtragulwong P, Analysis of Rail Grinding as a Means to Optimize Rail-Head Fatigue Life under Heavy Axle Loads., 11th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, September 2017. Tangtragulwong P, Fry GT, David D, Richard P. Tie-Plate Cracking on Wood-Composite Ties – A Parametric Study.

An analytical study of rail grinding optimization for rail ...

The model includes a statistical representation of wheel loads, a rail head stress analysis, a rail head fatigue analysis, and optimization of a grinding schedule via mathematical programming. Results from using this model indicate that rail grinding might be performed in such a way as to double the useful service life of railroad rail.

Rail Insider-Rail grinding and milling technology update ...

Loram Maintenance of Way Inc.'s latest rail grinding technology is the Rail Pro® Infinity, a major upgrade to the company's software program that powers the RG400 Series Rail Grinders ...

Paper 438 - Acoustic rail grinding - measures of long term ...

3.1 Rail roughness measurements and analysis Rail roughness data was collected using RailMeasurement's Corrugation Analysis Trolley (). The first set of measurements was carried out in June 2008 after standard grinding of the ECRL as outlined by Anderson, D. 2008 (10). The same procedure was used for subsequent measurements

Refining Approaches to Corrective and Preventive Rail Grinding

Refining Approaches to Corrective and Preventive Rail Grinding. A Loram 8-stone LPC-Series transit grinder at work on the Skybridge, Vancouver, BC. Railroads and transit systems are adopting innovative approaches to improve efficiency and productivity. As service providers look to better define grind quality.

MiniProf BT Rail - Greenwood Engineering

Rail analysis & calculations. The MiniProf Envision software visualizes and calculates residuals and areas automatically and provides special functionalities which is often used for rail grinding analysis. Measurements can be compared in multiple ways and are easily exported to various formats.

(PDF) Design and Dynamic Analysis of a New Rail Grinding ...

PDF | On Sep 15, 2019, W. G. Fan and others published Design and Dynamic Analysis of a New Rail Grinding Device Using Closed Abrasive Belt | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ...

Carbon Emissions Analysis of Rail Resurfacing Work: A Case ...

maintenance activities included tamping, rail grinding and track renewals. In order to understand the contribution railway maintenance machinery has on overall greenhouse gas emissions, this study presents a method for estimating emissions from rail resurfacing practices. A study was conducted to survey diesel engines used

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION FOR "RAIL GRINDING MACHINE" …

and commissioning of a self-propelled rail-grinding machine of 72 stones module, Rail head inspection & analysis system and rail profile measuring equipment along with a digital camera for use on the tracks of Indian Railways and training of personnel to operate and maintain this machine. The machine to be supplied is meant for grinding the ...

Dynamic Analysis of a Novel Rail-Grinding Car Using Open ...

2. Design and Modeling of Novel Fast Rail-Grinding Car 2.1. Analysis on the Engineering Requirements and Constraints. The rail corrugation describes the phenomenon of the longitudinal irregularity of the rail top. It generally refers to the maximum grinding angle range from -20° to +20° of rail profile, as shown in Figure 1.

Rail Insider-Technology update: Rail grinding and milling ...

RG400 Rail Grinders now can grind quicker and more efficiently, as the new software — available on any RG400 series production rail grinder — allows for infinite control of grinding pattern ...

Rail Grinding - Loram

Rail grinding is the cornerstone of virtually every railroad maintenance program. To maximize the life and value of rail assets, precision removal of fatigued metal, restoration of the rail head profile and removal of rail defects are the optimization goals of an effective rail grinding program.

SmartGrind - Harsco Rail

Harsco Rail's SmartGrind is a real time profile grinding analysis and quality control system utilized by on-board grinders and track geometry cars. The easy to use software system interfaces with optical rail profile measurement systems. On-board a grinder, two systems can be used as input; a pre-grind and post-grind system.

Maintenance of heavy-haul track by rail profiling Overview ...

2.3.27 Machine shall be equipped with rail grinding gauge for BG with 4 patterns 1. tangent track 2. high rail in mild curve 3. high rail in sharp curve 4. low rail in mild and sharp curve. 2.3.28 The minimum grinding power per grinding stone shall be 25 hp. 2.3.29 The unit must have following controls and displays Stop/start button for individual motors and master stop

Production Rail Grinding - Loram

The ultimate goal in rail maintenance is to achieve the longest possible rail life without increasing the safety risks and costs associated with unanticipated rail failures. Production rail grinding provides the single most beneficial, well-proven means toward attaining the goals of rail life extension while also reducing the associated risks.

Modelling and analysis of rail maintenance cost | Request PDF

There are various approaches to preventing broken rails, including rail grinding (13), lubrication (14), rail replacement (15), and non-destructive rail defect inspection (16-18). This paper ...

Towards a Better Understanding of the Rail Grinding …

theories better understand the rail grinding process. This understanding is then utilized to develop a detailed rail grinding model that allows for the accurate analysis of not only an individual grinding motor but also a full grinding train application, as a function of pattern and speed.

Optimal Railroad Rail Grinding for Fatigue Mitigation

This dissertation aims to study the benefit of rail grinding on service life of railroad rails, focusing on failures due to rolling contact fatigue (RCF) at the rail head. Assuming a tangent rail with one-point contact at the running surface, a finite element analysis of a full-scale wheel-rail rolling contact with a nonlinear isotropic ...

Rail Grinding Practices in North America

rail grinding practices to maximize benefits at the lowest cost. ... Table 2 shows an analysis of this data with a relative ratio of grinding effort for different curve classes. Curves greater than 2 degrees require double the rail grinding effort compared to tangents and low degree curves in the ...

Railgrinder - Wikipedia

A railgrinder (or rail grinder) is a maintenance of way vehicle or train used to restore the profile and remove irregularities from worn tracks to extend its life and to improve the ride of trains using the track. Rail grinders were developed to increase the lifespan of the tracks being serviced for rail corrugation. Rail grinding is a process that is done to stop the deformation due to use ...

Modelling and analysis of rail grinding and lubrication ...

Rail grinding strategies developed in this research have been considered by Swedish National Rail for analysing the effectiveness of their existing policies on grinding intervals. Optimal grinding and lubrication decisions have huge potential for savings in maintenance costs, improving reliability and safety and enhancing rail life.

(PDF) Technical vs. Economical decisions: A case study on ...

data analysis and rail grinding interval decisions The Swedish National Rail Administration (Ba nverket) used the MINIPROF Rail profile system to measure the profiles before and afte r rail ...

Rail Grinding Vehicle Market Report 2021: COVID-19 ...

The Rail Grinding Vehicle market report offers an all-inclusive analysis of this industry vertical with emphasis on the key growth drivers, limitations, and opportunities shaping the market dynamics in the upcoming years. As per the report, the market is projected to show decent growth, recording a CAGR of XX% over the analysis period (2020-2025).

A laboratory demonstration of rail grinding and analysis ...

Post-grinding rail roughness level has a big impact on the performance of the rails. For cases where roughness values were particularly low, flange-climbing derailments occurred [6,7], when a wheel of a rail vehicle climbs up a rail.The names used for relevant parts of wheels and rails and a typical sequence of events leading to a flange climbing derailment is shown in Fig. 2.

Rail Grinding Machine:A Basic approach - SlideShare

Rail Grinding is an important track maintenance tool Rail Grinding is the removal of metal from the surface of the rail head Through the action of a rotating grinding wheel Mechanism used in rail grinding is cutting of metal associated with formation of metal chips (and not metal deformation) 4.