Arema Tie Plates TP1501 (AP 8) 5.5" Rail Base HC Carbon:HC WT: 22.90 Width: 7.75 Lenght: 14 Railbase: 5.5 SQ Holes: 8
The principal functions of a tie plate are to distribute the load from the rail to the tie without undue destruction of the wood fibres, to provide a suitable base, and to hold the rail to gage. To properly protect the tie, the tie plate must have an area sufficiently large to prevent the wood fibers from being crushed.
The selection of tie plates involves two important considerations. One is to determine the most advantageous size and design of plate for the particular service conditions, while the other is to convince the management that a tie plate of the size thus determined is needed. Either low carbon or high carbon steel tie plates may be furnished unless purchaser specifies the chemical composition to be used.
The tie plates shall be smoothly rolled and free from injurious warp and other imperfections in surface, and projecting fins of metal caused by shearing and punching.
Information gathered from https://www.arema.org/
|Is this product buy America compliant?||Yes|