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  • AS 1085.20-2012

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    Railway track material Welding of steel rail

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Superseded date:  28-07-2020

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  29-11-2012

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Sets out performance requirements and tests for welding of steel rail. Gives detailed requirements for flash butt welding, aluminothermic welding and metal arc welding (for repairs). Qualification of the welding procedure is covered, including criteria for requalification when parameters are changed. Test methods are given in appendices.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for the qualification of welds in steel rail manufactured in accordance with AS 1085.1 or rails that are shown to be metallurgically equivalent, for use in railway track. The following welding processes are covered:(a) Joining of rails by flash butt welding or aluminothermic fusion welding.(b) Repair of the railhead by arc welding or aluminothermic fusion welding.The Standard does not provide strength properties of welds for use in design nor cover the welding of austenitic manganese steels.NOTES: 1 Rail steel is considered to be very difficult to weld for structural purposes. It is not recommended that welded rail be used in applications other than railway track.2 Rail produced to specifications other than AS 1085.1 may require a separate qualification process. Appropriate testing may need to be determined.

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    Committee CE-002
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

    History - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Originated as AS 1085.15—1995.
    Previous edition AS 1085.20—2006.
    Second edition 2012. Originated as AS 1085.15-1995. Previous edition AS 1085.20-2006. Second edition 2012.

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    HB 18.28-2005 Conformity assessment - Guidance on a third-party certification system for products
    AS 3998-2006 Non-destructive testing - Qualification and certification of personnel
    AS 1085.18-2003 Railway track material Screw spikes and threaded inserts
    AS 1101.3-2005 Graphical symbols for general engineering Welding and non-destructive examination
    AS 1003-1971 Engineers' straightedges (metric units)
    AS 1199.1-2003 Sampling procedures for inspection by attributes Sampling schemes indexed by acceptance quality limit (AQL) for lot-by-lot inspection
    AS 2205.5.1-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Macro metallographic test for cross-section examination
    AS 2812-2005 Welding, brazing and cutting of metals - Glossary of terms (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 1816.1-2007 Metallic materials - Brinell hardness test Test method (ISO 6506-1:2005, MOD)
    AS 1085.10-2002 Railway track material Rail anchors
    AS 1085.1-2002 Railway track material Steel rails (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS/NZS ISO 9004:2011 Managing for the sustained success of an organization - A quality management approach
    AS/NZS 2980:2007 Qualification of welders for fusion welding of steels
    AS 2205.6.1-2003 Methods for destructive testing of welds in metal Weld joint hardness test
    AS 1199.0-2003 Sampling procedures for inspection by attributes Introduction to the ISO 2859 attribute sampling system
    AS 1085.12-2002 Railway track material Insulated joint assemblies (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS 1817.1-2003 Metallic materials - Vickers hardness test Test method (ISO 6507-1:1997, MOD)
    AS 1085.17-2003 Railway Track Material Steel Sleepers (Reconfirmed 2013)
    AS 1085.19-2003 Railway track material Resilient fastening assemblies
    AS 2193-2005 Calibration and classification of force-measuring systems (Reconfirmed 2017)
    AS 2207-2007 Non-destructive testing - Ultrasonic testing of fusion welded joints in carbon and low alloy steel
    AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 Quality management systems - Requirements
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