2022 №11 (03) DOI of Article
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Automatic Welding 2022 #11
Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automatic Welding), #11, 2022, pp. 28-34

Program for statistical control of the process of flash-butt welding of railway rails

P.M. Rudenko, I.V. Zyakhor, O.V. Didkovsky, E.V. Antipin

E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine. 11 Kazymyr Malevych Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua

The program for statistical analysis of railway rail welding protocols coming from rail welding enterprises to the Diagnostic Center of “Ukrzaliznytsia” is presented in order to reveal perturbations on the process and making of decisions on their elimination, improve the quality of welded joints and optimize the process in the industry. The program is developed meeting the standards of ISO 9000, 9001, 9004, 10017 and 22514. The input data for calculations are databases of protocols for welding rails, welding machines, contractors, welding modes, etc. Variations of each process parameter are evaluated by the process capability index Cpk, a number of cases with the violation of technical specifications, accuracy and customizability factors. The results are presented in the form of diagrams, tables and histograms. To find the cause of probable perturbations on the process, the stratification of welding protocols is performed by specifying features, based on which arrays for calculations are formed. Based on the obtained data, the decision on the diagnosis of the welding equipment and technological process can be made that in addition to elimination of problems will facilitate the experimental setting up of the appropriate decision tree. 12 Ref., 1 Tabl., 6 Fig.
Keywords: flash-butt welding, railway rails, statistical processing of information, databases, process capabilities, graphic and numerical calculations

Received: 28.09.2022


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