Railway equipment

Our laboratories use their knowledge of the heavy and urban light rail environments to offer you risk management and hygiene and safety-related services.

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Safety assessment of signalling and command-control equipment
Demonstrating or assessing the conformity of safety-critical railway equipment.
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Assessment of safety-critical software
Evaluate the safety demonstration of safety-critical software used in the railway sector.
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Acoustic checks on safety equipment
Evaluate the audibility of sound-based safety equipment for its type approval.
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Glazing
Contributing to the type approval process of window glass by testing its strength and effectiveness
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Cleaning products
Reduce environmental impact of cleaning products while optimizing their quality and efficiency.
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Petrochemicals
Proposing the most suitable lubricant in relation to conditions of use and assessing the potential life span of lubricated rolling stock components in service.
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Paint and adhesive films
Contribute to the type approval process of adhesive films and paints and to application conditions.
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Fire behaviour of materials
Check the compliance of materials intended for rolling stock with regard to fire behaviour.
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Fire behaviour of cables
Check the behaviour of electric cables under fire conditions and conduct type approval tests for the EC marking of cables.
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Qualification heat-shrink tubes and sleeves
Ensure that these components comply with standards and technical specifications.
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Qualification of coatings
Ensuring passenger safety and accessibility in railway stations and on rolling stock with regard to contrasts, colours, tags and skid resistance.
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Qualification of contactless cards
Ensure proper operation of contactless cards used for ticketing – whatever their environment.
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Climatic ageing
Evaluate the impact of weather on railway components.
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Thermal and airflow test chamber
Validate the temperature control parameters of a railway vehicle.
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Cab radio qualification
Qualify the radio installed in the cab used by drivers to communicate with the network operator.
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Behaviour of electrical equipment in downgraded conditions
Qualify electrical products in specific climatic and electrical environments.
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Electrical testing in the laboratory
Qualifying the performance of electrical equipment and simulating incidents encountered in revenue service
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Endurance test rig for geared motors
Assess the reliability of geared motors and conduct failure analyses.
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Torsional stiffness of vehicle bodies
Measuring the torsional stiffness of a vehicle body structure to ensure railway operating safety.
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Mechanical resistance of vehicle structures
Contribute to the type approval process of steel rolling stock by checking its resistance.
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Fatigue behaviour characterization
Perform sizing of new parts and characterize fatigue behaviour of mechanical parts and materials and establish potential.
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Wheels
Establishing wheel dimensions to optimize their performance and conduct failure analysis.
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Bearings and axle boxes
Contributing to the type approval process of all types of bearings and axle boxes test rigs.
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Axles
Checking and establishing axle dimensions and running gear failure analysis.
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Bogies
Checking the dimensions and overall design of all types of bogie frame for type approval purposes.
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Brake components
Contribute to the type approval process of brake shoes, brake pads and wheels.
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