What is brake binding in wagons?
DURING RELEASE EVEN AFTER BP IS CHARGED TO 5 Kg/Cm2 DUE TO VARIOUS REASONS,THE BRAKE WILL NOT RELEASE AND THUS THE WHEELS NOT REVOLVE FREELY ON THE TRACK. THIS IS CALLED BRAKE BINDING.
Can I drive with a binding brake?
Driving with a badly binding brake can start a small fire. But even in the absence of a fire, discs can be severely damaged at the very least. Having said that, in many cases brakes binding on one wheel will happen gradually over time making it harder to notice especially when carrying out a pre-purchase inspection.
How do you release the brake binding on a wagon?
Even after isolating the Bogies if the brake binding prevails, loosen the hexagonal nut of the brake cylinder by spanner 27 no for all coaches and 46 no for WLRRM. Ensure the brakes are released by shaking the calipers and work the train.