BS EN 15594:2009 - Railway applications. Track. Restoration of rails by electric arc welding – BSI British Standards

BS EN 15594:2009

Railway applications. Track. Restoration of rails by electric arc welding

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2009



BS EN 15594:2009 Railway applications. Track. Restoration of rails by electric arc welding

Restoration of rails by electric arc welding is a special process requiring the co-ordination of welding and grinding activities to establish confidence and reliability of the weld deposit and safety of the line. Controls must be in place from the design phase through to inspection. Incorrect selection of materials, consumables or procedure may result in serious track welding failure.

BS EN 15594 specifies restoration by electric arc welding and is limited to the head of the rails only. It describes the approval systems for consumables and procedures used in manual metal arc and flux cored metal deposit rail repair welding.

BS EN 15594 includes the quality-related tasks and responsibilities of personnel involved in the electric arc repair welding of rails. The standard applies to plain rail and switches and crossings manufactured from new vignole railway rails R200, R220, R260, R260Mn, R260Cr and R350HT grade rails of 46 kg/m and above as contained in BS EN 13674-1 and BS EN 13674-2.

Contents of BS EN 15594:

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Scope
  • Normative references
  • Terms and definitions
  • Consumable and WPS approval tests for MMA electrodes and FCAW wires
  • General
  • Consumable and WPS approval model
  • Information supplied by the manufacturer to the certifying body
  • Batch testing by the manufacturer
  • Test requirements of this standard under the supervision of certifying body
  • List of tests
  • Information to be confirmed by the certifying body
  • Statement on the general weldability
  • Laboratory tests
  • Purpose
  • General requirements for laboratory tests
  • Description of the sample for laboratory test
  • Single bead on rail tests
  • Single layer deposit on rail tests
  • Multi-layer deposit on rail tests
  • Welder’s report from trials
  • Preparation, examination and testing of samples
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Track trial tests
  • General
  • Excavation detail for track trials
  • Track trial test categories
  • Test methods
  • Requirements for in-track test samples
  • Acceptance criteria for track trial restoration
  • Inspection frequency
  • Evaluation, reporting and decision following track trials
  • General
  • List of general information
  • Track trial tests inspection records
  • Decision by approving RA on consumable and WPS
  • Validation of consumables
  • Approval of contractors
  • Quality management systems
  • Inspection and testing
  • Subcontracting
  • Equipment
  • Welding activities
  • Storage and handling of welding consumables
  • Care of the infrastructure
  • Welding procedure specifications
  • Pre-heating of rails
  • Welders
  • Welder records
  • Supervision
  • Traceability
  • Audits
  • Training
  • Documentation
  • Personnel and qualification requirements
  • Training and qualification requirements
  • Diploma in electric arc welding of rails
  • Permit to restore rails by electric arc welding
  • Repair applications
  • Track trials supplementary information
  • Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)
  • Diploma in electric arc restoration welding of rails
  • Permit to restore rail by electric arc welding
  • Track components
  • Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential
  • Requirements of EU Directive 2008/57/EC
  • Other requirements and other EC Directives may be applicable to the product(s) falling within
  • the scope of this standard.
  • Bibliography

Standard NumberBS EN 15594:2009
TitleRailway applications. Track. Restoration of rails by electric arc welding
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 April 2009
Confirm Date27 July 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)UIC 714, EN ISO 6506-1, EN 13674-2, EN 571-1, ISO 6506-1:2005, EN 287-1, EN 1290, EN ISO 14341, EN ISO 6507-1, ISO 3580:2004, ISO 544:2003, EN ISO 15613, EN ISO 544, EN 13674-1, ISO 15613:2004, ISO 6507-1:2005, EN ISO 4063, EN ISO 3580, EN 13674-2:2019, ISO 4063:1998, ISO 14341:2002, BS EN 13674-2:2019
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO 15609-1, ISO 15609-1:2004, EN ISO 15607, ISO 15607:2003, 2008/57/EC
International RelationshipsEN 15594:2009
Draft Superseded By06/30156796 DC
DescriptorsCertification (approval), Welders, Manually-operated devices, Railway track, Electric welding, Qualification approval, Repair, Arc welding, Metal-arc welding, Railway rails, Acceptance (approval), Railway fixed equipment, Inspection Railway applications
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Voie. Réparation des rails par soudure à l'arc électrique
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Oberbau. Aufarbeiten von Schienen durch elektrisches Lichtbogenauftragschweißen
ISBN978 0 580 57760 4
File Size832 KB

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