Heavy rail / Urban light rail

Air Quality

Eurailtest offers its skills and competencies in characterising environmental performance and air quality regarding workers and passengers’ health, safety and comfort.

Workplace air quality - occupational hazards

Monitor employee exposure to chemicals in the air and contribute to the improvement of workstations.

Tests objectives :

  • Study workstations
  • Define sampling strategies specific to individual measurements
  • Define measurement strategies to be performed the ambient atmosphere
  • Estimate level of exposure to chemical agents present in the air: Particles, wood dust, fibres (asbestos, glass fibres, refractory ceramic fibres), metals, silica, hydrocarbons, gases, etc.
  • Measure concentration of gases, solvents, dust and products subject to heat degeneration in premises with specific and non-specific pollution
  • Establish a diagnosis of compliance (or not) with Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL)

Tests facilities :

Sampling probes

Accreditations :

  • ISO/IEC 17025 awarded by COFRAC
  • Reference documents REF LAB 26 & 28 and LAB GTA 94 technical application guide

Testing norms :

EN ISO 16000-7 and its application guide GA X46-033

French Labour Code – Order and decree No. 2009-1570 of 15 December 2009

French Labour Code – Decree No. 2012- 639 of 4 May 2012 and order of 14 August 2012

French decree No. 2013-594 of 5 July 2013

French Circular DGT 2010/03 of 13 April 2010

NF X 43-050, NF X 43-257, NF X 43- 262, NF X 43-264, NF X 43-267, NF X 43-275, NF X43-294, XP X 43-269, etc.

Workplace air quality - Asbestos

Assist rail industry partners in managing asbestos issues on a day-to-day basis or during specific works operations.

Tests objectives :

  • Help the client in conducting work where there is a risk of expsoure to asbestos
    • Support them in their choice of technical solutions
    • Take the statutory air samples (Labour Code, Public Health Code)
    • Interact with the Unions

Tests facilities :

  • Sampling devices for recording air on operators
    • Sampling devices for recording air at fixed points
    • Intellectual services

Accreditations :

COFRAC according to the NF EN ISO
17025 standard
• Asbestos: COFRAC reference documents
LAB REF 26 and 28

Testing norms :

• Labour Code – Decree 2012-639 of 4 May 2012 – Order of 14 August 2012 – Decree 2015-789 of 29 June 2015

NF EN ISO 16000-7 and its applicationg guide GA X 46-033

NF X 43-269 et NF X 43-05NF X 43-269 and NF X 43-050

 

 

Tunnel air quality - occupational hazards

Monitor air quality in tunnels during construction or maintenance work.

Tests objectives :

  • Continuously monitor gas concentrations (O2, CO/CO2, NOx, SO2, H2S) and check that threshold limit values during construction work are not exceeded (alerts)
  • Control occupational exposure to chemical agents (diesel particulates, respirable dust, crystalline silica, metals, etc.)
  • Check air renewal in tunnels

Tests facilities :

  • Gas detectors
  • Anemometer
  • Individual sampling probes

Qualité de l'air en tunnel

Testing norms :

French Labour Code

Circulaire du 9 mai 1985 – Relative au commentaire technique des décrets 84-1093 et 84-1094 du 7 décembre 1984

Arrêtés du 8 et 9 octobre 1987

LAB REF 27

French circular of 9 May 1985- Regarding the technical review of decrees 84-1093 and 84-1094 of 7 December 1984

LAB REF 27

 

Ventilation and workplace filtration systems

Verify that ventilation and air cleaning systems installed in premises and workspaces are compliant with relevant standards and regulations.

Tests objectives :

  • Conduct air quality audits in premises with specific and non-specific air pollution (e.g. offices)
  • Measure airflow rate and/or air velocity in the workplace and in pollutant collection systems at source (e.g. paint booth)
  • Provide technical assistance for the development of gas and particle cleaning systems

Tests facilities :

  • Anemometers
  • Smoke generators
  • Portable measuring devices

Aération et assainissement des lieux de travail

Testing norms :

French Labour Code – Articles R. 4222-2 to R. 4222-18 and R. 4212-1 to R. 4212-7

French circular of 9 May 1985 – Regarding the technical review of decrees 84-1093 and 84-1094 of 7 December 1984

French orders of 8 and 9 October 1987

XP X 43-401 – Air quality audit in non-industrial premises

Underground air quality - Exposure of the public at large

Continuously monitor air quality in railway stations and underground stations.

Tests objectives :

Collect and study concentrations of trafficrelated air pollutants:

  • Nitrogen oxides
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Carbon monoxide
  • PM10 and PM2.5 (particulate matter)

Tests facilities :

  • SQUALES network (dedicated to air quality monitoring in underground areas)
  • Stationary analyzers
  • Vehicle laboratory
  • Instrument racks (TOEM)
  • GSM connections

Qualité de l'air en milieu souterrain

Accreditations :

ISO/IEC 17025 awarded by COFRAC

Testing norms :

NF X20-380 – Gas analysis – Carbon dioxide analysis – Guide for the choice of the analysis methods

NF X43-044 (June 1995) – Air quality – Ambient air – Determination of carbon monoxide (CO) by infrared absorption – Gaseous filter correlation method

Air quality - characterization of brake shoe emissions

Characterize the emissions from brake shoes during brake tests in the laboratory

Tests objectives :

• Characterize and study the concentrations of pollutants produced by brake shoes (particles, metal, VOC, etc.)
• Provide support for the choice of technical solutions

Tests facilities :

  • • Brake rig
    • Devices for measuring air emissions
    • Intellectual services

Testing norms :

LAB REF 22
ISO 10780
NF X 44-052, NF EN 13284-1,
NF EN 14385…

Qualité de l'air

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Our references

ADP
AREP
ASTEN
EUROFINS
LAFARGE
PARVIS
SFP
TSO
SNCF
COLAS Rail
MARUB
TCL (Lyon)