How to choose fishplate (joint bar) for UIC54 (54E1) rail

There are two kinds of fishplate (joint bar) for UIC54 (54E1) steel rail, one is 6 holes, one is 4 holes, and the design has two different concepts, one gap of ends is 4mm, one gap is 10mm, so the length and unit weight all be different, the parameter as below:

UIC54 (54E1) fishplate parameter
4 holes 6 holes
Gap (mm) Length (m) Weight (kg/pc) Length (m) Weight (kg/pc)
4 580 14.34 920 22.74
10 630 15.6 940 22.9

The drawing as below:

There are two types of fishplates (joint bars) available for UIC54 (54E1) steel rail, differing in the number of holes and design concept. One type features six holes, while the other has four holes. The design variations result in differences in the gap at the ends of the fishplates.

In the first design, the gap between the ends of the fishplates measures 4mm. This design concept aims to ensure a tight and secure connection between rail sections, minimizing any potential movement or misalignment at the joint. The 6-hole fishplate with a 4mm gap is specifically engineered to maintain the structural integrity of the rail line.

On the other hand, the second design features a larger gap of 10mm between the ends of the fishplates. This design concept offers more flexibility at the joint, allowing for slight movement and expansion of the rail sections due to temperature variations or other factors. The 4-hole fishplate with a 10mm gap is designed to accommodate these potential changes, preventing undue stress on the rail components.

Due to the differences in design, the length and unit weight of the two types of fishplates also vary. The 6-hole fishplate with a 4mm gap has a specific length and weight, while the 4-hole fishplate with a 10mm gap has different dimensions and weight specifications.

These options in fishplate design provide flexibility for railway engineers and professionals to choose the most suitable type based on specific project requirements. The selection depends on factors such as the expected operating conditions, climate, and overall track design.

In summary, the availability of both six-hole and four-hole fishplates for UIC54 (54E1) steel rail, with varying gap measurements, allows for customized solutions in rail joint connections. These options accommodate different engineering considerations and ensure the safe and efficient operation of railway tracks in diverse conditions.

Any choice should base on the design drawing, if you want to learn more about it, please feel free to contact us.

We can supply the related railway rail fasteners as below:

Fish Bolt: 22×135, 24×135, 24×145
High-strength Fish Bolt: 22×135, 24×135, 24×145
Insulated Bolt: 22×160, 24×160, 24×170
T type bolt: M24x110
Flat Washer: 6×25×50
Spring Washer: 20×8, 24×8, 26×8
Double Spring Washer: 26×8
Screw Spike: M22x185, M24x195
Square head screw spike: 22×145, 22×155, 22×165
Hexagon screw spike: 22×145, 22×155, 22×165, 22×185, 22×195
Dog Spike: 16×16×165mm, 8x8x80mm, 10x10x100mm
Gauge Apron: 10#, 13#, 14#, 20#
Antiseptic gauge apron: 10#
Steel base plate/ base plate: For any type of rail
Rail anchor: For any type of rail
Rubber tie plate: For any type of rail
Elastic rail clip: A, B Type
Elastic rail clip: SKL serious Type
Antiseptic elastic rail clip: G Type, W Type, B Type
Nylon apron block: V type, 0-4#, 2-6#
Insulated Rail Gauge Rod: ¢32, ¢36
Rail Gauge Rod: ¢32, ¢36
Fishplate: 43kg, 50kg, 60kg, 75kg, BS60, BS75R, BS80A, BS90A and so on.
Insulated fishplate: 43, 50, 60, 75, UIC60, UIC54 etc.

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