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Welding, Brazing and Soldering

Edited by
David LeRoy Olson
David LeRoy Olson
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Thomas A. Siewert
Thomas A. Siewert
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Stephen Liu
Stephen Liu
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Glen R. Edwards
Glen R. Edwards
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ASM International
Volume
6
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-173-3
Publication date:
1993
Book Chapter

Thermite Welding

By
Bernard Schwartz
Bernard Schwartz
Norfolk Southern Railway Company
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Published:
1993
Page range:
291 - 293

Abstract

Thermite welding (TW) is a fusion welding process in which two metals become bonded after being heated by superheated metal that has experienced an aluminothermic reaction. This article describes the thermite welding principles by presenting equations of the aluminothermic reaction that occurs in thermite welding. It provides information on the applications of thermite welding: rail welding, electrical connections, and railroad applications. The article concludes with a discussion on the associated safety aspects.

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Bernard Schwartz, 1993. "Thermite Welding", Welding, Brazing and Soldering, David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards

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