2018 №12 (02) DOI of Article
2018 №12 (04)

The Paton Welding Journal 2018 #12
TPWJ, 2018, #11-12, 25-40 pages

Journal                    The Paton Welding Journal
Publisher                 International Association «Welding»
ISSN                      0957-798X (print)
Issue                       #11-12, 2018 (November)
Pages                      25-40
Technologies and equipment for flash-butt welding of rails: 60 years of continuous innovations

S.I. Kuchuk-Yatsenko
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua

The article summarizes the 60-year experience of the E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute in innovative solutions in the field of development of technologies and equipment for flash-butt welding of rails. Many of them are pioneering, which is confirmed by a number of licensing agreements with leading countries of the world. Today, the stock of flash-butt welding machines and complexes, operating throughout the world, designed at the PWI and manufactured by the Kakhovka Plant of Electric Welding Equipment, amounts to more than 2,500 units, which is about 60 % of the global stock of machines. 13 Ref., 4 Tables, 22 Figures.
Keywords: flash-butt welding, rails, eutectoid and hypereutectoid steels, technologies and equipment, continuous flashing, pulsating flashing, heating simulation, long-length rail sections, welding with tension, quality monitoring
Received:                18.10.18
Published:               23.11.18

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