BS EN 13261:2009+A1:2010 - Railway applications. Wheelsets and bogies. Axles. Product requirements – BSI British Standards

BS EN 13261:2009+A1:2010

Railway applications. Wheelsets and bogies. Axles. Product requirements

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : April 2009 Replaced By : BS EN 13261:2020

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BS EN 13261:2009+A1:2010 Railway applications. Wheelsets and bogies. Axles. Product requirements

BS EN 13261 is a European Standard specifies the characteristics of axles for use on European networks.

It defines characteristics of forged or rolled solid and hollow axles, made from vacuum-degassed steel grade EA1N1 that is the most commonly used grade on European networks. For hollow axles, this standard applies only to those that are manufactured by machining of a hole in a forged or rolled solid axle

In addition, the particular characteristics for axles in grade EA1T1 and EA4T1 are given in Annex A.

Two categories of axle are defined, category 1 and category 2. Generally, category 1 is chosen when the operational speed is higher than 200 km/h.

This standard is applicable to axles that are designed in accordance with the requirements of EN 13103 and EN 13104.

Contents of BS EN 13261:

1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Product definition
3.1 Chemical composition
3.1.1 Values to be achieved
3.1.2 Location of sample
3.1.3 Chemical analysis
3.2 Mechanical characteristics
3.2.1 Characteristics from tensile test
3.2.2 Impact test characteristics
3.2.3 Fatigue characteristics
3.3 Microstructure characteristics
3.3.1 Values to be achieved
3.3.2 Location of the test piece
3.3.3 Test method
3.4 Material cleanliness
3.4.1 Micrographic cleanliness
3.4.2 Internal integrity
3.5 Permeability to ultrasound
3.5.1 General
3.5.2 Level to be achieved
3.5.3 Test piece
3.5.4 Test method
3.6 Residual stresses
3.6.1 General
3.6.2 Values to be achieved
3.6.3 Test piece and position of measurement points
3.6.4 Measurement method
3.7 Surface characteristics
3.7.1 Surface finish
3.7.2 Surface integrity
3.8 Geometrical and dimensional tolerances
3.9 Protection against corrosion and against mechanical aggression
3.9.1 Final protection
3.9.2 Temporary protection
3.10 Marking
Annex A (normative) Particular characteristics for axles of steel grade EA1T and EA4T
Annex B (normative) Standard wedge for measurement of permeability to ultrasound
Annex C (normative) Method to assess resistance to impact of the coating
Annex D (normative) Method to assess resistance to gritting of the coating
Annex E (normative) Method to assess the resistance of the coating to specific corrosive products
Annex F (normative) Method to assess the resistance of the coating to cyclic mechanical stresses 
Annex G (normative) Measurement of the hydrogen content in the steel for axles at the melting stage
Annex H (informative) Drawings of test pieces
Annex I (informative) Product qualification
Annex J (informative) Product delivery
Annex ZA (informative) !Relationship between this European Standard and the Essential Requirements of EU Directive 2008/57/EC


Standard NumberBS EN 13261:2009+A1:2010
TitleRailway applications. Wheelsets and bogies. Axles. Product requirements
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 April 2009
Withdrawn Date10 September 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 20898-2:1993, ISO 5948:1994, ISO 2768-2:1989, ISO 2768-1:1989, ISO 4967:1998, ISO 898-2:1992, ISO 6933:1986, EN 22768-2, EN ISO 9227:2006, ISO 643:2003, EN ISO 2808:2007, ISO 9227:2006, EN 13104, EN 10045-1, EN ISO 14284:2002, EN 13260, ISO 2409:2007, EN ISO 643:2003, ISO 2808:2007, EN 22768-1, EN 10002-1, ISO 14284:1996, ISO/TR 9769, EN 13103, EN ISO 2409:2007
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO 9000, 2008/57/EC, CEN/TR 10261, EN ISO 9001, EN 473, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9000:2005
Replaced ByBS EN 13261:2020
ReplacesBS EN 13261:2003
International RelationshipsEN 13261:2009+A1:2010
Amended ByAmendment, December 2010
DescriptorsQuality assurance, Corrosion tests, Bogies, Cleaning, Ultrasonic testing, Marking, Residual stresses, Axles, Impact testing, Qualification approval, Crystal structure, Chemical composition, Surface properties, Railway equipment, Dimensional tolerances, Steels, Railway vehicles, Railway vehicle components Railway applications
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Essieux montés et bogies. Essieux-axes. Prescriptions pour le produit
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Radsätze und Drehgestelle. Radsatzwellen. Produktanforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 70708 7
File Size1.534 MB

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