Indigenization of Center Buffer Coupler manufacturing


In collaboration with RDSO a standard WD-70-BD-10 was developed for (i) indigenization of Grade E castings used for manufacturing of Center Buffer Couplers (CBC); and (ii) safety in rail transport.

Technical Details

  • Visual and microstructural inspection for ruling out casting defects
  • Microstructural characterization
  • Mechanical characterization
  • Health assessment

Achievement (Output/outcome)

Six manufactures in India have started manufacturing and supplying CBC to Indian Railway.

No service failure are reported in last six years

Revenue loss is successfully checked


The impact of these projects of last 8 years can be realized from the letter of appreciation from Ministry of Railways shown below.

Shri J. k. Sahu