Japanese Steelmaker Manufacturing 150-Meter Rails

The world's longest, these will reduce the number of welds and will reduce railroads' rail maintenance, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation announced.

Tokyo-based Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation announced that it has begun manufacturing rails that are 150 meters long, three times longer than any made before, at its Yawata Works, which has been manufacturing rails since 1901.

The company’s announcement said rail companies "need to improve their rails to accommodate economic growth and resource developments. Such as Inter-city passenger trains are increasing its speed and decreasing its weight, and freight trains are carrying heavier and longer consist. This means that rails are used in a harsher environment than in the past. NSSMC has been actively responding to this challenge by improving the quality of rail materials, and development and commercialization of more wear-resistant rails."

Rails for railways normally are cut in 25-meter or 50-meter standard lengths for shipment to users, who may then weld sections together to make continuous welded rails. The 150-meter rails will help to stabilize the rail track by reducing the number of welds and will reduce railroads' rail maintenance.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Safety Management Software - Free Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Software’s comprehensive suite of modules help organizations to record and manage incidents, inspections, hazards, behavior based safety observations, and much more. Improve safety with an easy to use tool for tracking, notifying and reporting on key safety data.

  • Create Flexible Safety Dashboards

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations allows you to easily create and view safety KPIs to help you make informed business decisions. Our best of breed default indicators can also save you valuable time and effort in monitoring safety metrics.

  • Schedule and Record Observations

    IndustrySafe's Observations module allows managers, supervisors, and employees to conduct observations on employees involved in safety critical behavior. IndustrySafe’s pre-built BBS checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Why Is Near Miss Reporting Important?

    A near miss is an accident that's waiting to happen. Learn how to investigate these close calls and prevent more serious incidents from occurring in the future.

  • Get the Ultimate Guide to Safety Training

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common FAQs.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - June 2019

    June 2019

    Featuring:

    • ASSP SAFETY 2019 PREVIEW
      New Orleans Networking
    • NATION SAFETY MONTH
      Heed These Summer Safety Tips
    • TRAINING
      Education, Skill Development, and Behavior Change
    • SAFETY MANAGEMENT
      What Good Looks Like
    View This Issue

Bulwark Quiz