Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL), that has been manufacturing rails for more than 13 years, is set to launch its new product Head Hardened Rails on Tuesday.
“JSPL rails are highly rated in India and abroad. JSPL rails are available in various sizes and materials, so that they can be used for diverse applications such as track rails, crane rails and high speed rails,” according to a press release issued ahead of the product launch.
JSPL is the first and the only indigenous steel major to have developed the head hardening facility; which is a game changing initiative in the rail industry.
“Hitherto, head hardened rails were being imported from Europe and Japan for use in Metro Rail and new projects in India. JSPL being the only producer of Head Hardened Rails in India, is poised to play a significant role in the growth of India’s Rail Infrastructure,” the release said.
Rail head hardening is a cost-effective and efficient method for extending the service life of rails by improving mechanical properties.
“To meet the demand of faster high speed rails, JSPL has opted new application technology ‘Rail Head Hardening’ with sophisticated laboratory facilities. Head hardened rails can withstand increased wear from trains travelling faster, at greater frequencies and with heavier cargo,” the release stated.