Turnouts - defects and repair



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Level: Advanced


  • WS Academy partner of Railway Systems
  • Michelle Schönfelder
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The seminar offers an insight into the world of repair welding of turnout parts. It deals with examining the damaged areas of the turnout and correcting the errors correctly. An insight into the possible test devices for determining rail damage and an insight into the welding of special steels materials as Manganese.

Course content

  • Rail-/Wheel contact
  • Crosses
    • Wear & defects in turnouts; measures to avoid and repair
    • Defects; measures to avoid and repair
  • Aluminothermitwelding
    • Theory
    • Distressing
  • Practical training in 2 groups
    • Repair welding on crosses MN - grinding
    • Aluminothermit welding - grinding
  • Non-destructive testing
    • PT-testing
    • Ultrasonic testing
    • Eddy current testing
    • Magnetic particle inspection