Tie Treatments

 

Ties

Benefits of Creosote-Preserved Wood (Stephen Smith, P.E. August 2019)

Wood Preservation Chronology (2015)

Life Cycle Analysis of Creosote Treated Ties in the US Comparison Paper (2013)

Compression & Bending Strength of Steamed, Treated Hardwoods (2014)

Electrical Impedance Study (2007) 

Field Tests of Air Dried and Boultonized Crossties to Compare In-Service Performance (2002) 

Extending the Service Life of Wooden Crossties (1987-2002)

Date Nails and Preservation (3 Volumes 1999)

Evaluation of Treated Hardwoods in Field Stake Tests: Seventh Annual Reading of Stakes (1999)

Creosote, its Use as a Wood Preservative in the Railroad Transportation Industry with Environmental Considerations (circa 1999)

Creosote, Its Use as a Wood Preservative in the Railroad Transportation Industry (circa 1998)

Trends in Creosote Supply & Quality (1997)

Crosstie Treatment - The Inside Story (1992)

1958 Cooperative Creosote Project (1958-1993)

Weathering Effects on the Decay Resistance of Creosote-Treated Oak (circa 1990s)

Wood Preservative Treatment for Crossties & Potential Future Treatments (1990)

Durability of Wood Crossties (1987)

Boultonizing Process (1978)

Preservative Treatment of Wood by Pressure Methods (1952)

Wood Preservation During the Last 50 Years - Title Page (1951)

Pioneer Work in Modern Wood Preservation - Title Page (1929)

Experiments in the Preservative Treatment of Red-Oak and Hard-Maple Crossties (1913)

Quality Control in Wood Preservation Plants (Web Page)

 

Dual Treatments

Determination of Effect of Dual Treatment on Average Tie Life & Wood Tie Life Cycle Costs (2011)

Borate-Creosote Alternative Crosstie Treatment Processes - Response from TASKpro (2011)

Letter to Editor from TASKpro Re: Borate-Creosote Alternative Crosstie Treatment Processes (2011)

Norfolk Southern, RTA Showcase Long-Term Research - Field Trip to 23-Year-Old Test Site Eye-opening for 50 Wood Tie Industry Members (2010)

RTA_AWPRP Presentation (2010)

Tie Dual Treatments with TimBor and Creosote or Copper Naphthenate - 20 Years of Exposure in AWPA Hazard Zone 4 (2009)

Properties of Wood and Wood Based Materials Subjected to Thermal Treatments Under Various Conditions (2009)

Extending the Service Life of Wooden Crossties by Using Pre- and Supplemental Preservative Treatments - 15-Year Exposure Report (with 2008 Addendum)

Borate-Creosote Electrical Impedance Update - Ongoing Work Proves Moisture is Key Factor in Impedance (2007)

Electrical Impedance Study of Borate/Creosote Dual Treated Wood Crossties (2007)

Borate/Creo/CuNap Dual Treatment Results (2007)

Quality Control for Borate/Creosote Dual-Treated Ties (2006)

Borate Breakthrough! 20 Years of Research Bears Fruit for Tie Industry (2005)

15-Year Exposure of Dual-Treated Ties (2003)

Research Into Pre-Treatments Yields Landmark Results (2003)

Extending the Service Life of Wooden Crossties by Using Pre- and Supplemental Preservative Treatments - 15-Year Exposure Report (2003)

To Borate or Not to Borate (2002) 

Treatment of Crossties Removed from Track to Prevent Spread of the Formosan Subterranean Termite (2000)

R & D Briefing: Borates as Pre-treatment Preservative Enhancers (circa 1990s)

R & D Briefing: Borates as Pre-treatment Preservative Enhancers

Borate Rods

Borate Rod Diffusion (2019 AWPA)

Concentrated Boron Rod Diffusion in White and Red Oak Bridge Ties (2018 AREMA)

Creosote Alternatives

Copper Naphthenate for Crossties (2000)

Follow Up Information of Interest From Barnes/Amburgey on Wood Preservatives (2001)

AAR Research & Test Department (1992)

Influence of Kiln-Drying Temperature on CCA- Treatment Effects on Strength (1991)

AWPRP

Ongoing Phase 1 Field Test Reports

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives- 12th Annual Inspection Report (2020)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives- 11th Annual Inspection Report (2019)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives- 10th Annual Inspection Report (2018)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives- 9th Annual Inspection Report (2017)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives- 8th Annual Inspection Report (2016)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives- 7th Annual Inspection Report (2015)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives- 6th Annual Inspection Report (2014)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives- 5th Annual Inspection Report (2013)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives- 4th Annual Inspection Report (2012) 

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives - 3rd Annual Inspection Report (2011)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives - 2nd Annual Inspection Report (2010)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives - 1st Annual Inspection Report (2009)

 

Ongoing Phase 2 Field Test Reports

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives Year 7 Phase 2 Inspection Report (2019)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives Year 6 Phase 2 Inspection Report (2018)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives Year 5 Phase 2 Inspection Report (2017)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives Year 4 Phase 2 Inspection Report (2016)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives Year 3 Phase 2 Inspection Report (2015)

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives Year 2 Phase 2 Inspection Report (2014) 

Field Tests to Determine the Comparative Durability of Crossties Treated with Alternative Preservatives Year 1 Phase 2 Inspection Report (2013)

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