9 March 2021

Bastien Richard – Head of the Centre of Expertise in Non-Destructive Testing

Bastien Richard has been Head of the centre of expertise in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) at AEF for ten years. With its team, Bastien conducts NDT inspection to determine the operational status of a component or structure without damaging it. NDT techniques are used to intervene at various [...]

25 February 2021

Watch a Video about Impact Tests Using Flying Projectile Simulations

Flying ballast caused by travelling at speed can be disastrous for composite materials present on trains or along tracks. So how do we determine the resistance of materials to impacts before they are put into service?

23 February 2021

Eurailtest and the AEF are Called on to Perform Periodic Inspections on the Saint-Louis-Arzviller Boat Lift

The Saint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane is a unique structure in France. In operation since 1969, this boat lift avoids the need to pass through seventeen locks on the Marne-Rhine Canal. This unusual structure comprises a tank that carries the boats and counterweights, mounted on bogies [...]

25 January 2021

Black Box Surveillance: a New Type of Service Sought by Customers

Our partner laboratory, the Railway Test Agency (AEF), is offering a new remote measuring service using a “black box” type recorder. This is a service offered by our laboratory for carrying out surveillance and investigations primarily in the field of current collection, as well as numerous [...]

22 February 2021

Romain Delettré – EMC Business Manager and Head of the SENTINEL Project

Romain Delettré joined SNCF Réseau in 2007. He deputy chief of the Electromagnetic compatibility division and in charge of the SENTINEL project at the Test and Measurement Department (DGII ME). Wearing two different hats, Romain organises its days with, for one part, the management and [...]

6 January 2021

Now Out: Eurailtest Catalogue 2021 Edition

As a reference guide, the catalogue lists all the railway testing and consultancy services proposed by Eurailtest. The 2021 edition is updated with new test and measurement services provided by our partner laboratories.

19 June 2020

RER NG, the challenge of mobility in Île-de-France

The new train built by Alstom in partnership with Bombardier Transport will offer Île de France passengers comfort and modernity. The RER trainsets are under construction in northern France at Alstom’s Valenciennes-Petite Forêt site and at Bombardier’s Crespin site. The year 2020 marks the [...]

30 November 2020

Eurailtest renews its ISO 9001 accreditation

Following the Audit conducted on 20 October 2020 in Paris, Eurailtest has obtained the renewal of its ISO 9001: 2015 certification. The Audit concluded that Eurailtest has established and maintained a management system that meets the objectives set out in its mission to market consultancy [...]



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