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Conquering corrosion on the railway corridor


Technical Seminar at Railtex/Infrarail 2021

Thursday 9 Sept 2021 – 11:50

Stephen Lewis, Senior Rail Consultant, British Steel
Gordon Hodgson, Construction Account Manager, British Steel

In their presentation in the Rail Business Daily Technical Seminar Theatre at Railtex/Infrarail, Stephen Lewis and Gordon Hodgson of British Steel will be describing how careful material selection can help with

Conquering corrosion on the railway corridor

Stephen Lewis, British Steel.

Today’s railways are under extreme pressure to perform. The ever-demanding challenges of faster train speeds, heavier axle loads and higher traffic volumes ultimately have a knock-on effect on railway maintenance. Possession times become shorter, so it’s essential to have an efficient infrastructure to keep the railway running like clockwork.

Corrosion is one of the main hindrances in maintaining the smooth running of the rail environment. Rust has the potential to reduce the lifespan of the railway dramatically and turn trouble-free track into a cumbersome corridor.

The British Steel team will discuss two distinctly different solutions, both formulated to address this specific and expensive industry issue.

Starting with the track, Senior Rail Consultant Dr Stephen Lewis will examine how improved corrosion-resistant Zinoco® rail uses sacrificial protection to continue enhancing the life of railways across the world, protecting them from the hazardous effects of salt and water.

Gordon Hodgson, British Steel.

Expanding into the surrounding features, Construction Account Manager Gordon Hodgson will then discuss how British Steel’s recently launched weathering steel structural sections are the perfect choice for a wide array of outdoor projects in exposed locations. Thanks to their self-protecting and durable nature, they offer an attractive and economic solution for many structures, including bridges, buildings and catenary gantries.

Meet the team at hall 11 stand N71 or on-track and find out how British Steel can help build stronger railways.


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