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Heat straightening Wellington Bridge

Heat straightening Wellington Bridge

Wellington Bridge Repairs, Highways Agency, Area 6 Heat Straightening Regions of both plastic and elastic deformation are likely to co-exist in the steelwork of bridges that suffer severe vehicle strikes, and particularly so in the case of bridges with concrete composite decks. A fundamental principle of heat-straightening is that heat should only be applied to [...]

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The effect of Heating Temperature in Steel Bridge Repairs

The effect of Heating Temperature in Steel Bridge Repairs

650oC is the maximum heating temperature specified in most international fabrication standards for the steel grades typically used in bridge construction. It is also the temperature recommended by Federal Highways in their technical guide for heat straightening damaged steel bridges.   It’s an operating temperature that gives a good balance between effectiveness and caution. Nothing [...]

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