FRA issues advisory on potential rail pitting, cracking caused by electric welding

(Source: Safety and Health Magazine, August 8, 2018)

WASHINGTON, D.C. The Federal Railroad Administration has published a safety advisory on potential damage to train rails caused by pressure electric welding. The advisory, published in the July 27 Federal Register, cautions that stray arcing from the process can result in electrode-induced burns or pits on the rail that may lead to fractures and rail failure.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
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