Steel segment

EVRAZ IS RUSSIA’S LARGEST RAIL PRODUCER

Steel segment rails sales in 2016
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72% domestic market share in 2016
913 kt total Steel segment rail sales in 2016
676 kt sales to Russian Railways in 2016 7% yoy
75 kt Rails export sales volumes in 2016 (excl. CIS)

EVRAZ uses state-of-the-art technology in Russia to produce world-class rails

EVRAZ ZSMK produces 100-metre rails
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Steel billets fully comply with customer requirements, as well as the standards set by the International Union of Railways, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), and Russia’s GOST system

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Water descal

Water pressure exceeds 200 atmospheres

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Rails that are rolled on EVRAZ ZSMK’s mill have the following characteristics:

  • accuracy
  • improved mechanical properties
  • fine-grain structure
  • improved surface quality
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Application of identification mark

Each rail’s electronic passport is stored in a database

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Three minutes of compressed-air quenching gives the rails the following properties:
3rd installation of this type in the world
increased strength and wear resistance without loss of ductility
resistance to temperature differential of more than 110 °С
applicability in high-speed lines (up to 350 kph)
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In the course of 2 hours, the rolling temperature falls to a maximum of 60°C before going into the Roller straightening machine

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At this point, the rail is straightened out both horizontally and vertically

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Section gauge

Inspect straightness over the length of the rail

Elekon device

Inspect the geometry of the section

Ultrasonic inspection station

Inspect for internal defects along the length of the rail

Eddy Current unit

Inspect the surface of the entire rail length

Control room

Information is verified by specialists and stored in a database

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A specially designed mounting system comprising seven platforms allows the rails to be transported without being damaged or bent
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