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Automatic surface inspection of rails at the exit of the hot-rolling stand could generate process and quality gains of up to EUR 2.7 million/year for the whole European rail industry. This research project has combined efforts from IRSID, Sogerail, British Steel, and Thyssen Schienen Technik in a laboratory study on cold rail samples and an online experimentation , associated with image processing studies. The research ended up with a proposed configuration, which should allow good defect detection, based on capturing images taking advantages of the light emitted by the hot rail.

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Authors: MEILLAND P, IRSID Maizieres-les-Metz (FR);BIRON G, IRSID Maizieres-les-Metz (FR);ROUQUIE P, Sogerail, Hayange (FR);PERRIN J L, Sogerail, Hayange (FR);DEWEY S, CORUS, Rotherham (GB);ROTTHAUSER N, ThyssenKrupp Schienen Technik GmbH, Duisburg (DE);KLEIN A, ThyssenKrupp Schienen Technik GmbH, Duisburg (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21145 EN (2004), 98 pp. Euro: 15
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ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-8100-5
Record Number: 200417703 / Last updated on: 2004-09-30
Original language: en
Available languages: en