RAILROAD RAILS AND CAR WHEELS SUFFER MECHANICAL WEAR THROUGH USE, AND THIS WEAR IS A MAJOR MAINTENANCE EXPENSE ITEM FOR MOST RAILROADS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$48,725.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1273
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Tribo Materials Dev. Corp.
528 Parview Ave., Golden, CO, 80401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. WARREN E. JAMISON
PRESIDENT
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RAILROAD RAILS AND CAR WHEELS SUFFER MECHANICAL WEAR THROUGH USE, AND THIS WEAR IS A MAJOR MAINTENANCE EXPENSE ITEM FOR MOST RAILROADS. IT HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION IN WEAR CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGH LUBRICATION, ALTHOUGH THE LUBRICATORS THEMSELVES ARE A MAINTENANCE PROBLEM. IT IS PROPOSED TO DEVELOP AN ANTI-WEAR COATING WHICH CAN BE APPLIED PERIODICALLY TO RAILS TO REDUCE WEAR AND TO ELIMINATE THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH MAINTENANCE OF LUBRICATORS. SUCH A COATING HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED, AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO RAILROAD WHEELS AND RAILS WILL BE EXAMINED IN THIS WORK.

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