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Corrosion: Environments and Industries

Edited by
Stephen D. Cramer
Stephen D. Cramer
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Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
Bernard S. Covino, Jr.
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ASM International
Volume
13C
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-184-9
Publication date:
2006
Book Chapter

Electric Rail Corrosion and Corrosion Control

By
Stuart Greenberger
Stuart Greenberger
City of Portland
,
Oregon
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Teresa Elliott
Teresa Elliott
City of Portland
,
Oregon
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Published:
2006
Page range:
548 - 558
Publication history
October 05, 2006

Abstract

This article presents the fundamentals of stray-current corrosion caused by electric rail transit systems. It describes the various corrosion-control design elements for the electric rail system. These design elements include substation spacing and grounding, track and track slab design, and construction acceptance criteria. The impacts of the electric rail construction in underground utilities are discussed. Direct physical interferences, maintenance access encroachments, stray-current effects, and utility relocation design considerations, are discussed. The article also reviews construction issues such as funding, sequencing, and working clearances. It concludes with information on the post-construction monitoring and maintenance for stray-current corrosion control.

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Stuart Greenberger, Teresa Elliott, 2006. "Electric Rail Corrosion and Corrosion Control", Corrosion: Environments and Industries, Stephen D. Cramer, Bernard S. Covino, Jr.

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