TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR UIC54 SIMPLE TURNOUT
This specification shall be applied for the supply of R54 simple turnout concerning wroks of design, manufacture, inspection and testing for Railway Project in Indonesia, which are used to ensure consistent products.
Applicable Standard and Specifications All track materials and works for this specification shall be designed, manufactured and performed in conformity with the latest revision of relevant standards as follows :
- JIS (Japan Industrian Standards)
- UIC (Union International of Railways)
- ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials)
- AREA (American Railway Engineering Association)
- AREMA (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of way Association
1.3 Warranty period shall remain valid for 5 years
2. Scope of Supply
2.1 The manufacturer quality certificate
The manufacturer shall operate an independently approved and audited quality assurance system conforming to the requirements of ISO 9002 or higher level (ISO 9001). The approval certificate is to be presented as an annex of the supplier's qualification/bidding documents.
2.2 The Supply shall include
2.2.1 All switch rails, stock rails and closure rails with rail fastenings
2.2.2 Manganese crossing
2.2.3 Check rail assembly
2.2.4 Accessories including bolts, nuts, spring washers, joint bars, tie plates, fillers and screw spikes
2.2.5 PC sleepers
2.2.6 Submissions of Technical Documents
2.3 Scope of Design and Drawing productions
The Contractor shall prepare standard layout drawings for Turnout with detailed drawings for the major components giving leading dimensions and setting out data for installation.
3. Basic Specifications of Turnout
3.1.1 Rails shall be set in vertical within turnout.
3.1.2 The track gauge shall be 1067 mm.
3.1.3 There shall be zero cant throughout the layout.
3.1.4 The standard sleeper spacing shall be 600 mm
3.2 Design Criteria
3.2.1 Maximum train speed for design purpose shall be 120 km/hr
3.2.2 Maximum cant deficiency is limited within 70 mm.
3.2.3 Turnout speed shall be maximum 120 km/hr in straight and 40 km/hr in curved line.
3.2.4 The axle load of vehicle shall be 18 tons.
The basic geometries of turnouts shall be tan 1 : 12th
The turnout shall be supported on the PC sleeper in ballast track.
Mono block high manganese crossings should be produced according to UIC code 866-O.
Sleeper shall be PC sleeper in accordance with AREMA-part 4-1996 and AREA-Chapter 10-part 1- 1996.
min. 150 mm cube compressive strength:
At 28 days : 60 Mpa
At Prestressing : 30 Mpa
min. 22 NOS Ø2,9 mm x 3 profiled strands, low relaxation prestressing force : 631 kN
Diam = 4 mm, low carbon steel wire MSW-B (JIS G 3532). Tensile Strenght : 441-932 Mpa
Approx. 128 Kg/meter
Each sleeper to be indented marked with Manufacture’s Abbreviation + Turnout Type + Sleeper Number + Manufacturing Year
3.7 Rail fastening systems
The standard rail fastening systems of turnout shall be elastic fastening system.
This system chosen must give the stock rail the right elasticity with approximately 11,800
elastically to absorb any impact due to overrunning. Newton
3. 8 Baseplate
The holding down for each baseplate on PC sleeper shall be performed by bolts and nuts.
4. Technical Specification of major components
4.1.1 All proprietary components used shall be subject to be reviewed by the Engineer.
4.1.2 The major components shall incorporate materials and technical standards in accordance with applicable specification. As for special materials to be required and not to be specified herein they shall be of a general standard and the quality shall be compatible with corresponding specification which shall be submitted to the Engineer for review.
4.2.1 Stock rails shall be UIC54 profile with 900A grade head-hardened.
4.2.2 Closure rails shall be UIC54 profile with 900A grade head-hardened.
4.2.3 Running rails shall be UIC54 profile with grade 900A steel.
4.2.4 Check rails shall be UIC33 profile with grade 1100.
4.2.5 Switch rails shall be UIC54B asymmetrical rail with min. 310 Brinell hardness with standard grade 900A steel. The switch rail shall be forged to match the UIC54 rail profile at the end.
4.3.1 The detail specification of manufacturing and inspection for manganese crossing shall be carried out in accordance with UIC866-0.
4.3.2 High manganese crossing should be welded to four pieces of rails by means of flash-butt welding method as per drawings.
4.4 Insulated Joints
All insulated joints in the turnouts shall be Glued Insulated Joints with six (6) hole fish plate glued to the UIC54 rail by synthetic resins, insulating insert, and high tensile bolts tied strongly.
4.5 Distance Blocks or Fillers
The material to be used for distance block or fillers shall be in accordance with JIS G5501, FC200 (Gray Iron casting-class 3) conforming to the requirement as specified below:
4.5.1 Diameter as cast of test specimen: 30mm
4.5.2 Minimum tensile strength: 200 N/mm2
4.5.3 Maximum hardness: 223 HB
4.5.4 Distance blocks shall be ground if necessary during assembly to give the correct fit against the web of the rail.
All bolts and nuts for fastening shall be galvanized with at least 8㎛ thickness and flat washers shall have a suitable coating as well.
5.1.1 Turnout components shall be manufactured in accordance with the best procedures applicable at the time and as reviewed by the Engineer prior to the start of manufacture.
5.1.2 No part of the assembly shall be bruised or otherwise damaged during any manufacturing or assembly operation.
5.1.3 All turnout components shall be machined and fabricated strictly to the drawings and technical specification.
5.2 Tolerances of manufacturing and assembly
The turnout shall be assembled and manufactured according to the tolerances given in Table 2.
5.3 Templates and Gauges
Templates and gauges used in machining, assembly of components and also marking templates shall be checked and calibrated before manufacturing begins.
5.4 Machining of Switch & Crossing Rails
5.4.1 The method of holding the rails and components to a machine and the methods of machining shall be such that the finished machined face shall follow the design alignment.
5.4.2 Embossed rail information on the web covered by block faces or glued insulated joints shall be removed by grinding.
5.4.3 No welds or joints shall be allowed within the sliding portion of the switch rail.
5.4.4 The design of the layout shall be such as to prevent the switch rail toes from lifting into the path of an approaching wheel.
5.5 Cutting of Rails
5.5.1 Rails cut to length shall be cold cut square across the section. No part of the rail shall be flame cut. All burrs shall be removed and the ends smoothed.
5.5.2 Rail ends which are to be cut to length on site or joined by welding shall not be drilled.
5.5.3 Closure rails shall be cut to fit the appropriate space at 20 mm without gaps for tight jointed fishplates or flash butt welds unless otherwise stated.
[Table 2] Tolerances of manufacturing and assembly
Rails cut to length
Perpendicularity of rail end
Perpendicularity of switch
0 , +1mm
from datum end
Diameter of bond holes
Stock and switch
machining to gauge
Top planning of switch
Final height at toe end
Gap between rail heads
Gap between rail and distance blocks
5.6 Bending of Rails
5.6.1 Every endeavor must be made to remove machining marks, particularly those indenting the surface in a transverse plane, around the point where a bend (set) is to be made.
5.6.2 If a bend is to be applied to a rail which has had the foot machined, the corners created by the machining shall have a 6 mm minimum radius applied to the outside of the bend in such a manner that any marks produced in applying the radius are in the longitudinal direction.
5.7 Drilling of Rails
5.7.1 All holes shall be drilled in accordance with the applicable specification.
5.7.2 No holes additional to those shown on the drawings or specified herein shall be introduced into the rail to aid machining or assembly.
5.7.3 No holes other than bond holes shall be plugged.
5.8 Manganese Crossing
The casting of high manganese steel content shall be made in accordance with UIC 866 - O
Brand marks shall be rolled in relief on one side and in the middle of the web of each rail. The brand marks in the rail shall be clearly legible and shall be 25 mm high raised to at least 0.8 mm and 1.5 mm maximum.
The branding line to denote the steel grade shall be 40 mm in length for the long branding line and 20 mm in length for the short branding line.
The brand marks shall include:
a. the identification of the mill,
b. the steel grade,
c. the last two figures of the year of manufacture,
d. the month of manufacture,
e. the profile identification.
Each casting shall bear in relief, so as to be readily visible. These mark shall be located as shown on drawings submitted for approval by the Contractor; they shall be between 20 and 40 mm high
The brand marks shall include:
a. The manufacturer’s mark
b. The month of manufacture in Roman numerals and the last two figures of the year of manufacture.
c. Reference number (order number or such other symbol as the purchaser) may require.
d. The symbol of the rail profile and angle of crossing, or simple the crossing type symbol
e. The serial number by crossing type and an arrow showing the direction of casting the metal
6.2 Hot stamping
In addition to the branding requirements of sub-clause 6.1 each rail shall be identified by a numerical and/or alphabetical code system, hot stamped on the non-branded side of the rail web by machine and each rail shall be hot stamped.
The figures and letters used shall be clearly legible and shall be 16 mm high. The letters and numbers shall be on a 10O angle from the vertical and shall have rounded corners. The stamping shall be between 0.5 mm and 1.5 mm in depth along the centre of the web.
The identification system employed shall be such as to enable the hot stamped marking to be collated with:
a) the number of the heat from which the rail has been rolled,
b) the number of the strand and position of the bloom within the strand, and
c) the position of the rail within the bloom (A, B,C ............. ; Z is reserved for the last rail of the bloom).
Example: 1234 A 102
1234 : the number of the heat
102 : 1 : the number of the strand
02 : the position of the bloom within the strand
A : the position of the rail within the bloom
7.1.1 The bottom of the rail providing a common support in an assembly shall be in the same plane within 1mm.
7.1.2 The switch and stock rails shall bear evenly on all slide base plates when placed on a plane surface, due allowance being made for baseplate camber
7.1.3 When in the closed position, with the stock rail to the correct alignment, the switch rail shall bear evenly against the stock rail throughout the length of the head planning and against stopper or distance blocks without external aid.
7.2 Layout Requirements
7.2.1 Where turnout items are to be supplied complete with base plates, they shall be built into the item before dispatch.
7.2.2 All layouts shall be laid down to a horizontal baseline. Curves must be set out to offsets from the baseline or as shown on the Drawings. This information is to be incorporated into the junction layout drawings.
8. Test and Inspection
8.1.1 The Contractor shall be responsible of performing inspection and testing for all materials, consumables to demonstrate and verify that all the requirements of specifications have been met.
8.1.2 The Contractor shall submit I.T.P (Inspection & Test Plan) for turnout to be approved by the Engineer in order to clarify the witness point and hold point of each manufacturing process of turnout.
8.1.3 The manufacturer shall provide all gauges and equipments necessary for the inspection by the Engineer of the turnout components, assemblies and layouts.
8.2 Product Qualification Tests
8.2.1 The major components identified by the Engineer shall be inspected and tested by the manufacturer and the Engineer or the Representative for the accuracy and compliance with the Specification prior to dispatch at the Contractor's manufacturing facility unless otherwise specified.
8.2.2 The Contractor shall submit two copies of inspection and test report after the completion of each inspection or test.
8.3 Pre-Assembly Tests
8.3.1 One of turnout shall be pre-assembled in the workshop and jointly inspected with the Engineer prior to being dismantled into sections small enough to be delivered to site.
9.1 After completion of a successful inspection, the layout shall be disassembled for shipment to site.
9.2 Switch rails shall be securely fixed to the stock rail with wire or other suitable means before lifting to protect the assembly from damage during handling and transport. The weight of all sub-assemblies shall be clearly indicated.
9.3 Where necessary to avoid crippling the rail and for safety, two cranes and/or lifting beams shall be used for lifting. Safe lifting points shall be marked on the components and assemblies by the manufacturer.
9.4 To protect individual items from damage, all loads shall be securely fastened down with straps in such a way as to prevent distortion or movement during transport.
9.5 All crossings shall be fully supported by a lifting cradle.
9.6 The use of chains is prohibited.
9.7 All Special Track work is to be given a spray coat of red oxide primer paint, bitumen paint or similar prior to shipment. All steel work is to be shipped as below deck cargo, or containerized.
The Contractor shall provide all packing, including crate and marking according to the Contractor's standard which is fully compatible with the following;
10.1 Each case, crate or package shall be waterproof of robust construction and suitable for the intended purposes.
10.2 Each case, crate or package shall be legibly and indelibly marked in large letters with the site address, contractor number, opening points and other markings as necessary to permit materials to be readily identified and handled during transit and when received at site.
10.3 Each case, crate or package shall contain a comprehensive packing list showing the number, mark, size, weight and contents together with any relevant drawings. A second copy of the packing list shall be enclosed in a watertight enclosure on the outside of each case or package.
Distribution of additional copies of each packing list shall be in accordance with the Engineer's instruction.
10.4 All items heavier than 100 kg shall be marked on the outside of the case to show the gross and net weight, the points for slinging, and where the weight bearing.
10.5 Care shall be taken to prevent movement of items within cases, crates or packages by the provision of bracings, straps and securing bolts as clearly identified by well-secured metal labels on which the quantity and name of the parts or catalogue number have been stamped
10.6 All packing shall be free from sharp edges to prevent injury to person or other objects.
10.7 Each bulky/heavy case, crate or package shall include wedge for easy loading and unloading by mechanical handling equipment such as forklift truck.
11. Flag of Shipment
Transportation of the material for the project will be preferable to use the Indonesian flag shipment or shipment arrangement through an Indonesian Freight Forwarding Company.