Christian Glatte of @schueco (Schüco Digital) will be speaking about computerizing construction processes for better productivity at the Zak World of Façades United Kingdom on 2nd October 2018 in London.
Metro railway construction
A rail joint is a device that connects two pieces of rail on a railroad track. This is typically a piece of flat steel with two holes drilled at each end. The holes correspond to ones that are drilled into the ends of the rails and are bolted between the two rails to connect and hold them together. The rail joint also provides room for expansion when subjected to very high heat climates.
Railroad rails are made of high quality steel. Like all steel, they will tend to expand or get longer when sitting in the sun. If the growth for the entire line had to occur at the end of the line of track, the track might need to extend hundreds of feet or more. By placing a rail joint in the rail at a certain interval, the track expansion is allowed to occur at the joint and is not noticeable at the end of the line of track.
Many times a rail joint will be installed near road crossings. This allows repair crews to remove pieces of track with ease. If not for the rail joint, the track would require cutting and welding to be removed and replaced. Often a rail joint is utilized near rail crossovers or switching points as well. Repair crews can once again remove the switch track with ease and replace it without closing the line for an extended period. "Love Follow me @engineer_community_ig for more
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