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BS EN 13674-1:2011

Railway applications. Track. Rail. Vignole railway rails 46 kg/m and above

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : February 2011



What is BS EN 13674-1:2011?

BS EN 13674-1 explains the concepts and reasoning involved when manufacturing railway tracks, rails and railway fixed equipment. Recognising EN ISO 9001, this standard is performance based. That means manufacturers have to offer the latest, proven technology to ensure the quality and safety of their steels, such as manganese steels and heat-treatable steels. BS EN 13674-1 consists of two main parts: qualifying testing and acceptance testing. The qualifying tests specifically look at performance requirements, while the acceptance tests control certain features of the rails and steels.

How does it work?

As a performance-based standard, BS EN 13674-1 covers safety implications and addresses modern production technology, as well as today’s requirements of high speed railways. It also includes a set of qualifying criteria that all manufacturers should meet at the time of tendering. Topics include chemical composition, the mechanical properties of materials and tolerances, while the qualifying tests look at fracture toughness and fatigue testing. BS EN 13674-1 also looks at hardness and flatness measurements.

Who should buy it?

  • Railway rail manufacturers
  • Steel manufacturers
  • Suppliers of railway fixed equipment
  • Suppliers of heat-treatable steels
  • Laboratories
  • Inspectors

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Standard NumberBS EN 13674-1:2011
TitleRailway applications. Track. Rail. Vignole railway rails 46 kg/m and above
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date28 February 2011
Cross ReferencesEN 10163-1, EN 10247, CEN/TR 10261, EN 10276-1, EN ISO 6506-1, ISO 6506-1:2005, EN ISO 6892-1, ISO 6892-1:2009, EN ISO 14284, ISO 14284:1996, ISO 1099, ISO 4968, ISO 12108, ASTM E399, EN ISO 9001, ISO 9001:2008, EN 10027-1, EN 10027-2, 2008/57/EC
ReplacesBS EN 13674-1:2003+A1:2007
International RelationshipsEN 13674-1:2011
Draft Superseded By09/30185992 DC
DescriptorsInspection, Fatigue testing, Railway rails, Rails, Railway fixed equipment, Stress analysis, Steels, Tensile testing, Fracture toughness, Approval testing, Railway track, Mechanical properties of materials, Flatness measurement, Heat-treatable steels, Hardness measurement, Tolerances (measurement), Visual inspection (testing), Laboratory testing, Manganese steels, Chemical composition Railway applications
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Voie. Rails. Rails Vignole de masse supérieure ou égale à 46kg/m
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Oberbau. Schienen. Vignolschienen ab 46 kg/m
ISBN978 0 580 63873 2
File Size3.851 MB

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