Railways


Rail inspection is the practice of examining rail tracks for flaws that could lead to catastrophic failures.Track defects are the second leading cause of accidents on railways. The leading cause of railway accidents is attributed to human error. Rail accidents caused by infrequent or inadequate methods are used as a preventative measures against track failures and other train parts.

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Qi/TUV AUSTRIA staff routinely evaluates the conformance of:

New Rail to both industry and customer specifications;

Performs non-destructive evaluation of Continuous Welded Rail in-shop and Thermite Welds in the field using NonDestructive Evaluation;

Classifies Used Rail. Our inspectors are experienced in the provision of Quality Assurance services associated with the fabrication of Special Track work including Turnouts and their components such as:

Our team is skilled in New Construction and In-Service inspections of owned and leased Locomotives, both Passenger and Freight Railcars, and their components such as:

Testing Methods

With reference to quality assurance in accordance with standard ISO 9001 non-destructive testing methods and their traceability is one of the most important factors.

There is still lot to be done in the field of testing of axles in wheel-and-axle sets in their assembled state since in preventive maintenance this is the only way of testing them.

Ultrasonic inspection carried out of vital machine parts of locomotives, wagons, electric or diesel-engine trains, maintenance vehicles, and other railway vehicles. The inspection is mainly applied to axles as the most sensitive machine parts.

Our qualified inspectors are extremely well educated in the applicable inspection codes and guidelines such with specific knowledge in Manual for Railway Engineering, “Specifications for Steel Rail; Fabrication of Continuous Rail; Thermite Welding”; American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 and D1.5; AASHTO; ASTM Standards E10, E142, E164 and E709; AISI;

 

Lifting equipment Testing and Inspection services by a high qualified and certified LEEA inspectors including but not limited to the following: