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ravalement voie ballast (RVB)

English translation: RVB = renouvellement voie et ballast - track and ballast renewal

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10:47 Apr 2, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping / Railways
French term or phrase: ravalement voie ballast (RVB)
From an insurance survey report on damage to track following a derailment. Thanks for any suggestions.

"La remise en état de la voie nécessite:

• La désolidarisation des rails,
• Leur écartement,
• L'enlèvement des traverses à l'aide d'une pelle mécanique (1 666 traverses par kilomètre),
• Le nivellement de la plateforme,
• La pose des traverses,
• La pose des rails, Le ballastage,
• La mise à niveau.

Cette voie aurait subi un ravalement voie ballast (RVB) en 1986. Aucune nouvelle opération de ce genre n'était planifiée à la date du sinistre."
Chris Pott
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:24
English translation:RVB = renouvellement voie et ballast - track and ballast renewal
Explanation:
cf. SNCF glossary
http://lwdr.free.fr/abreviations.html

Ravalement is a typo or a free gift from an over-zealous Automatic correction system

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Note added at 11 mins (2008-04-02 10:58:21 GMT)
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the whole of the track and ballast were renewed/replaced in 1986

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Note added at 18 mins (2008-04-02 11:05:51 GMT)
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by the way, désolidarisation probably refers to the fact that the rails were LWR/CWR (long/continous welded rails) and that they have to be "unwelded" from each other
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Local time: 12:24
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4 +1RVB = renouvellement voie et ballast - track and ballast renewalxxxCMJ_Trans


  

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RVB = renouvellement voie et ballast - track and ballast renewal


Explanation:
cf. SNCF glossary
http://lwdr.free.fr/abreviations.html

Ravalement is a typo or a free gift from an over-zealous Automatic correction system

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 11 mins (2008-04-02 10:58:21 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

the whole of the track and ballast were renewed/replaced in 1986

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 18 mins (2008-04-02 11:05:51 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

by the way, désolidarisation probably refers to the fact that the rails were LWR/CWR (long/continous welded rails) and that they have to be "unwelded" from each other

xxxCMJ_Trans
Local time: 12:24
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Grading comment
Thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxBourth: Unless "ravelement" is just when they make it LOOK as if the track has been seen to. They're good at that in the UK, aren't they?
9 mins
  -> inconnu au bataillon - not sure they even make it "look as if". Bung it down and buzz off
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