AREMA standard 132RE rail
- Standard: AREMA, ASTM
- Grade: R260, R350HT
- Rail Heigth: 181mm
- Bottom Width: 152.4mm
- Web Thickness: 16.7mm
- Head Width: 76.2mm
- Length: 12-30m
- Model Number: 132RE
- Type: Heavy Rail
- Application: Railway Rail
- Weight: 65.5kg/m
- Name: 132RE America standard steel rail
- Certificate: 3.1 MTC/3.2 by Lloyd’s regiester inspection
- Market: South America
- Usage: Heavy railway line
- Exportable international standard flat bottom rail
- Producing and Inspection standard
AREMA 132 RE U.S standard heavy rail is widely used in South America, we can produce it by order, the MOQ should be 500 tons. Hardness can be R260, R320Cr & R350HT. Length 12m to 25m.
The AREMA standard 132RE rail is a type of steel rail that is commonly used in railway tracks in North America. The term “132RE” refers to the weight of the rail, which is 132 pounds per yard. This makes it a heavier rail than the commonly used 115RE rail, which weighs 115 pounds per yard.
The AREMA standard 132RE rail is designed to provide stability and support to trains as they move along the tracks. It is commonly used in heavy-haul freight rail applications, where the weight and strength of the rail are important factors in ensuring safe and efficient transport of goods.
In addition to its weight, the 132RE rail also has a profile that is designed according to AREMA standards, ensuring that it meets the organization’s requirements for rail design and construction. The rail is made from high-quality steel and is engineered to withstand the heavy loads and constant traffic of modern rail systems.
Standard EN 13674 - 1:2003 consists of two main parts:
− qualification test and acceptance tests
Qualification tests are some other tests that were previously carried out, as for example, fracture toughness. Acceptance tests characterize the properties of the prescribed tests, which ensure production of high quality rails, and testing requirements of railway administration.
Quality of rails is based on measured values of hardness, by which they introduced new labels for steel rails.
Qualification testing must be conducted at least one in five years and the major
changes in technology, production rails. Additional testing residual stresses are carried
out on all types of steel rails every two year maximum, provided that the longitudinal
strain rate in the rails can amount to up to 250 MPa.
The prescribed qualifying examination is the following:
− fracture toughness
− fatigue crack growth rate
− fatigue testing
− residual stress in rail foot
− variation of centre line
− tensile strength and elongation
− other qualification requirements
Within acceptance testing is carried out a series of laboratory tests such as:
− chemical composition (the maximum content of the following elements: H, O, Al, V, N and oligo elements)
− microstructure (increasing x 500)
− degree of decarburizing charred layer (allowed up to 0.25 mm)
− purity of steel (especially the presence of oxide)
− macrostructure (Baumann test)
− tensile strength
Other acceptance testing rails are:
− dimension tolerances
− criteria (control template)
− inspection requirements / tolerances for to internal quality and surface quality
Internal state is examined ultrasound in a continuous process control, and includes at least 70% of the head and at least 60% web.
- Standard of UIC 860 V: 1996 - prescribed four types pearlite steel rails in the range of tensile strength from 700 to 1300 MPa.
- Standard EN 13674 - 2003, provides seven types pearlite steel hardness in the range 200 to 390 HBV, types steel in accordance with EN 13674, based on the values of hardness (R 200, R 220, R 260, R 260 Mn, 320 Cr, 350 HT, 350 LHT).