products-ASCE rail

Type:Light Rail

Standard: American(ASTM/AREMA)

Material: 900A/1100

Certification:ISO CE

ASCE Rail is a type of rail defined by the American Society of Civil Engineering, which is used in railway tracks in North America. It is mainly used for light transport or light rails such as temporary hauling tracks in forested areas, mines, and construction areas. ASCE rail sizes are generally specified with its weight per yard. For example, ASCE85 stands for 85 pounds per yard. ASCE85 rail (85lb rail/85 pound rail) and ASCE60 rail (60lb rail/60 pound rail) are very hot products. AGICO has an inventory of ASCE rail from 25lb/yd to 85lb/yd and other railroad tracks for sale.

ASCE rail has a tee-rail profile and a flat bottom. Its height equals the width of the base for each weight. Its weight in head, web, and foot of the specified profile has a fixed proportion of 42%, 21%, and 37%, respectively.

ASCE 85 Rail

asce85 rail profile
ProductASCE85 Rail (85lb rail/85 pound rail)
SizeDimensionWeight (kg/m)MaterialLength (m)
Head (mm)Height (mm)Base (mm)Web (mm)

ASCE 60 Rail

asce60 rail profile
ProductASCE60 Rail (60lb rail/60 pound rail)
SizeDimensionWeight (kg/m)MaterialLength (m)
Head (mm)Height (mm)Base (mm)Web (mm)

ASCE Rail Specification

SizeHead (mm)Height (mm)Base (mm)Web (mm)Nominal weight (kg/m)MaterialLength (m)
ASCE 2538.169.8569.857.5412.47006-12
ASCE 3042.8679.3879.388.3314.887006-12
ASCE 4047.6288.988.99.9219.847006-12
ASCE 505498.498.411.1124.8557006-12
ASCE 6060.32107.95107.9512.329.767006-12
ASCE 7562.71122.24122.2413.4937.2900A/110012-25
ASCE 8565.09131.76131.7614.2942.17900A/110012-25

ASCE Rail Applications

There are several types of ASCE rail, which are differentiated based on their weight per yard and their specific application. The most common ASCE rail types used in North America are:

ASCE 25 rail (25 pounds per yard):

This is the lightest weight ASCE rail, typically used in light-duty applications such as temporary tracks or industrial spurs.

ASCE 30 rail (30 pounds per yard):

This rail is slightly heavier than ASCE 25 and is often used in light-duty applications such as mining or forestry operations.

ASCE 40 rail (40 pounds per yard):

This rail is commonly used in light-duty applications such as industrial spurs or small private railroads.

ASCE 60 rail (60 pounds per yard):

This rail is commonly used in mainline applications for both freight and passenger rail operations.

ASCE 85 rail (80 pounds per yard):

This rail is used in heavy-duty applications such as mainline or high-speed rail, where there is a need for a higher level of strength and durability.

At AGICO, each type of ASCE rail is designed to meet specific strength and durability requirements and is selected based on the intended application and the anticipated load capacity of the rail line.

ASCE Rail Materials

ASCE rail is typically made of steel, which is an alloy of iron and carbon. The specific composition of the steel used in ASCE rail can vary, but it typically includes other elements such as manganese, silicon, and sometimes other metals such as nickel, chromium, or copper.

The steel used in ASCE rail must meet certain requirements in terms of strength, durability, and resistance to wear and tear. The rail must be able to withstand heavy loads, high traffic volumes, and exposure to the elements without degrading or failing.

To achieve this, the steel is typically produced using a process called basic oxygen steelmaking, which involves blowing oxygen into a bath of molten pig iron to remove impurities and adjust the carbon content. The resulting steel is then formed into rail shapes using a rolling mill.

In addition to the steel itself, ASCE rail may also be treated with various coatings or finishes to improve its performance or extend its lifespan. For example, the rail may be treated with a corrosion-resistant coating to protect against rust and other types of damage caused by exposure to the elements.

Overall, the materials used in ASCE rail at AGICO are carefully selected and designed to meet the high demands of the railway industry, ensuring that the rail is strong, durable, and able to provide reliable performance over long periods of use.

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