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Larry Jeffus
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Why is thermite welding used so extensively for welding of rail ends?

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The reason for the thermite welding being used extensively for welding of rail ends.

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Thermite welding is a process that makes use of an exothermic reaction to create a high temperature. This is a type of welding that is widely used for the purpose of joining the railway tracks together.

Thermite welding is used extensively for welding of rail ends, because this process employs an exothermic reaction to heat the metal that is to be welded together; thereby reducing the necessity of any other sources of heat or current.

In thermite welding, the heat required is produced from the reaction of aluminum powder with iron oxide...

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