Guan Gaiyu

March 3, 2017
Editor: Joyce Dong

A video report of Guan Gaiyu [Tencent Video]

 

Guan Gaiyu, 28, from north China's Shanxi Province, is the only female track flaw detection worker of the 17th Bureau Group of China Railway. She has in recent years won a cluster of honors for her dedication to work.

Rust cleaning, rail painting and flaw detecting are work which Guan repeats every day whatever the weather. Her job is to examine rails with an ultrasonic detector to exclude potential dangers. Guan always approaches her tasks with the utmost prudence.

"What I do is involved with safety, so I must ensure 100 percent accuracy. I check whether each welding head completely meets standards," Guan said.

To cut the damage rate of welding heads, Guan established China's first research team made up of workers specialized in welding, polishing and flaw detecting. The team explores reasons behind rail damage and finds methods to control it.

During the past seven years, Guan has participated in eight major national projects which include the famous Beijing-Shanghai Express Railway. She has inspected over 1,700 kilometers and examined 8,000 welding heads in total. The accuracy of her work reached over 95 percent.

"Most people have no idea what my position is, but as I see China's railroad get longer and longer, I feel there is a portion of my efforts in it, and my silent devotion is worthwhile," Guan added.

 

'Steel Rail Doctor' Strives to Guarantee Train Safety, Wins National Award

Guan Gaiyu at work [Women Voice]

'Steel Rail Doctor' Strives to Guarantee Train Safety, Wins National Award

Guan Gaiyu takes notes at her dormitory. [Women Voice]

'Steel Rail Doctor' Strives to Guarantee Train Safety, Wins National Award

Guan Gaiyu walks along railway. [Women Voice]

'Steel Rail Doctor' Strives to Guarantee Train Safety, Wins National Award

Guan Gaiyu (L1) works in a tunnel. [Women Voice]

 

(Source: cctv.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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