Rolling stock

Rolling stock type approval is a complex process. Our experts have a vital role to play, not just in performing the requisite tests but also in overseeing all the stages in the process of type approval.

Objectives

From the definition of the client’s need to the tests results, our experts are present at every important step to deliver advice and therefore :

  • Help the clients to identify the necessary tests as part of the type approval matter
  • Provide assistance, when necessary, in drawing up test specifications designed in relation to specific vehicle characteristics and the standards in force.
  • They play a part in obtaining the necessary authorizations for conducting tests on the line.
  • They provide the necessary explanations on the results of the tests performed by our laboratories.

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On-board aerodynamic measurements
Characterize railway aerodynamics phenomena for the type approval of rolling stock and infrastructure.
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Heavy rail
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Traction chains performance
Contribute to the development or qualification of traction chains for all types of rail vehicles – electric or diesel – through on board dynamic testing.
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Heavy rail
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Rolling stock weighing procedures
Characterizing vehicle loads for type approval or an expert assessment purposes thus ensuring safety against derailment.
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Heavy rail - Urban light rail
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Characterization of wheel-rail contact
Assessing the main wheel-rail contact parameters for international type approval and check rolling stock behaviour in relation to the risk of instability.
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Heavy rail
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Design and manufacture of measurement axles
Measurement of wheel-rail contact forces using a specially equipped axle.
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Heavy rail
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Rolling stock acoustics
Eurailtest performs acoustic measurements to verify the compliance of noise level emitted by rolling stock.
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Heavy rail - Urban light rail
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Current collection
Current collection quality and pantograph / OCL interaction are measured during online and rig tests. Innovative measurement methods are developed by Eurailtest such as instrumented pantographs.
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Heavy rail - Urban light rail
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Electromagnetic compatibily – Rolling stock
For type approval purposes, Eurailtest performs tests to verify the rolling stock electromagnetic compatibility and to check the compliance with EMC regulations.
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Heavy rail - Urban light rail
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Drop shunt tests
Eurailtest performs tests to check the drop shunt capacity of rolling stock, online and on a test rig.
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Heavy rail
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Brake tests
Eurailtest offers brake tests to measure the performance of the train braking system for type approval or development purposes. Online or static brake testing can be performed as well as WSP device characterization.
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Heavy rail - Urban light rail
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Dynamics tests
Eurailtest offers online tests to characterize the dynamic behaviour of railway vehicles. Overspeed tests can also be performed.
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Heavy rail - Urban light rail
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