Method and device for cleaning railtrack grooves

  • US 6,444,046 B1
  • Filed: 06/21/1999
  • Issued: 09/03/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/20/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for cleaning of railtrack grooves, during travel with a cleaning unit attached to a carrier vehicle, and disposed in an essentially fixed position relative railtrack groove, disposing a sealing beam (25) resting on a surface (22) of a railtrack (17) and essentially laying on the surface (22);

  • wherein a high pressure aqeous liquid jet stream (2) of a cold or heated aqueous cleaning liquid is directed at a dirt layer (12) in the railtrack groove (3) to be processed by a groove cleaning unit, wherein a reflected liquid jet stream (11) of the high pressure aqueous liquid jet stream (2) reflected by a respective impact location (4) entrains the dirt and a dirt liquid mixture fed from a collection device and from a guide device to a transport apparatus, wherein the dirt liquid mixture is guided into a dirt collection device and stored or spent liquid is at least partially separated from the dirt in the dirt collection device or in a separate separation device or the dirt liquid mixture is directly carried out.

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