EVRAZ NTMK first in Russia mastered the technology of super-hard railway wheels. Wheel hardness of 350 — 390 Brinell units are designed for operation on trunk railways. After passing the certification of an experimental batch of new products in foreign markets will begin a portfolio of orders.
The work to develop the technology of super-hard tires was attended by specialists of Nizhny Tagil Iron and Steel Works and the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Railway Transport. Particular attention was paid to the chemical composition of steel billet heating temperature and the cooling rate of the wheels, allowing to find the optimum chemical composition of the steel with a high content of carbon and alloying elements.
"Work on development of super-hard wheels — is the ability to get our products to foreign markets, primarily in the North American market. Evraz consistently worked to improve the quality of vehicle rental, manufactured at our facilities. We are ready to provide our customers with a completely new railway wheel, which no one in Russia does not yet produce. The next step is certification of these products to overseas markets, "- said Alexey Ivanov, Vice-President, Head of Division" Steel "Eurasia.