Heavy rail / Urban light rail

Failure Analysis

Eurailtest conducts failure analysis to identify the causes of equipments malfunctioning. In some cases, Non-Destructive Testing can also be conducted.

Failure analysis

Identifying the contribution of each possible cause of failure.

Tests objectives :

• Conduct a comprehensive investigation after a failure
• Assess the contribution of each possible cause of failure: Vibration fatigue, mechanical, track defect, impact, design, materials, etc.
• Propose appropriate and sustainable solutions

Tests facilities :

Laboratory of metallurgy and mechanical characterization

Non-destructive testing (NDT): magnetic particle, ultrasonic and dye penetrant testing

Non-destructive testing of railway parts, helping to select the best method and qualify products, equipment and methods.

Tests objectives :

  • Advise on the choice of testing methods
  • Assess railway parts with magnetic particle, ultrasonic and dye penetrant testing
  • Develop new inspection methods
  • Advise and develop specifications for non-destructive testing equipment
  • Qualify equipment, products, testing instruction sheets, automated facilities and working standards
  • COFREND examination centre for rail sector certification (CFCM/COFREND)

Tests facilities :

  • Ultrasonic immersion inspection tank
  • Magnetic particle test bench
  • Wheel control test bench with magnetic particle testing
  • Probes and other devices…

Accreditations :

CFCMCOFREND certification according to EN 473 and ISO 9712 standards

Testing norms :

EN ISO 9934, EN 1369, EN 10228, EN 17638, EN 23278, ISO 6933 – Magnetic particle testing

EN12668, EN 583, ISO 5948 – Ultrasonic testing

EN 571, EN ISO 3452, EN ISO 12706 – Dye penetrant testing

ISO 9712 – Certification of personnel

Recherche de causes de défaillance

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Our references

ALSTOM
BOMBARDIER
CAF
SNCF
SNIM (Mauritanie)
MG VALDUNES
LUCCHINI
BONATRANS
Experts judiciaires
RATP
VTG
THI (THALYS)
ORVAL
CFC
CFL
ECR
EUROTUNNEL