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Railroad spikes are an important facility for fixing railway tracks for sleepers. It can prevent the deformation of the track and ensure normal and safe railway transportation. Railroad spikes can also closely connect the track with the sleeper, improving the stability and durability of the track. There are two types of railroad spikes, which are dog spikes and screw spikes.
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Application of Railroad Spike

Railroad spikes are an indispensable and important component in railway construction and maintenance, and their applications are wide-ranging. In railway construction, railroad spikes are used to fix railway tracks and sleepers, improving the operational safety and stability of railways. In railway maintenance, railroad spikes are used to replace damaged or aging railway spikes to ensure the normal use of railway tracks.

Maintenance of Railroad Spike

Railroad spikes are very important facilities in railway construction and maintenance, and their maintenance work is also crucial. During the use of railroad spikes, problems such as damage, deformation, and aging will occur due to force and the external environment. In order to ensure the safe operation of the railway, railway spikes need to be regularly inspected and maintained. Once the problem is found, it needs to be replaced or repaired in time to avoid safety accidents in railway transportation.

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The maintenance of railroad spikes mainly includes the following aspects:

  • Regular inspection: regularly check the status and fixing of railway nails, and find and deal with problems in time.
  • Cleaning and maintenance: Regularly clean the dust and debris on the surface of spikes in railway tracks to maintain the smooth finish and anti-rust function of their surface.
  • Replacement and maintenance: replace damaged railroad spikes in time, carry out necessary repairs and reinforcements, and ensure the firmness and stability of railroad spikes.
  • Anti-corrosion treatment: For railroad spikes exposed to the external environment for a long time, anti-corrosion treatment can be carried out to extend the service life.
  • Protect the environment: When carrying out the maintenance of railroad spikes, it is necessary to pay attention to environmental protection and avoid pollution and damage to the environment.
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How are Railroad Spikes Fixed?

  • Placing and installing safety isolation facilities is a top priority, do not ignore, and throughout the process of dynamic construction, whether it is a new road or a traffic road that has been opened to traffic, all people should be in the safety facility, such as in traffic road construction, the ratio of security personnel to installers should be 1:1. For the construction of unopened road sections, the ratio of safety personnel to installers is 1:3. 
  • Determine the installation position, ensure that the installation position is flat, there are expansions, cracks, and uneven pavement, and level the pavement in advance.
  • Clean the installation position with a brush and make sure the installation position is dry. Take an appropriate amount of glue and evenly apply it to the railway spikes.
  • Press the installation railroad spikes tightly to ensure that the installation direction is correct. If there is too much glue, be sure to clean it up; If it is a cast aluminum spike with feet, please make sure that the hole depth is greater than the foot depth of 1cm, and the hole diameter is greater than the foot diameter of 2mm.
  • After the railroad spikes are installed, a patrol should be done within two hours to ensure that all the spikes are not installed backward, installed, or pressed. After 4 hours of solidification, the isolation facility is removed.

In short, as an important railway facility, the role and importance of railroad spikes are self-evident. In railway construction and maintenance, it is necessary to select appropriate railway spikes according to specific conditions, and timely inspection and maintenance to ensure the safe operation of the railway.

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