2023 Heavy Haul Session
Managing Rolling Contact Fatigue
NRC Canada and Ensco, Inc.
Despite tremendous technology and material developments over the last four decades, rolling contact fatigue (RCF) remains a key cause of rail maintenance, rail replacement and even derailments. In addition to improved rail steels, friction management and rail grinding, we will talk about how emerging rail inspection systems, and anticipated developments can be applied to ensure safety, increase rail life, and reduce maintenance and capital costs.