Track bonding and earthing specialists, BAC Corrosion Control Limited based in the UK, has recently launched their range of Pin Brazing products and equipment into the Indian railway market by appointing a local Indian company as their distributor.
Vedanta Signals Pvt, Limited, based in Lucknow, India, is a well established company working within the Indian Rail Industry. Vedanta distributes prestigious railway products into the Indian market which are manufactured by other local and international companies. Over the last few years, Vedanta has developed a strong relationship with the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO).
The RDSO was set up in 1957, under the Ministry of Railways, by the Government of India in Lucknow. The quality policy of the RDSO is to develop safe, modern and cost effective railway technologies complying with statutory and regulatory requirements, through excellence in research, designs and standards and continual improvements in quality management system to cater to growing demand of passenger and freight traffic on the railways.
Following hard work and close testing, BAC and Vedanta have managed to secure an approval from the RDSO to cover all Pin Brazing equipment which is used on the Railways. This includes the BB2 and BB3 Pin Brazing machines as well as the pins and ferrules which are all integral to the Pin Brazing process.
It is expected that Vedanta can now target railway maintenance and construction companies in India using the RDSO approval to gain a foothold in the Indian market. Through working closely together in the future, it is hoped that the approved BAC equipment can be offered as a reliable and cost effective alternative to existing track bonding processes and techniques.