BS EN 14865-1:2009+A1:2010 - Railway applications. Axlebox lubricating greases. Method to test the ability to lubricate

BS EN 14865-1:2009+A1:2010

Railway applications. Axlebox lubricating greases. Method to test the ability to lubricate

Status : Current   Published : October 2009



This European Standard specifies a testing method and sets the acceptance criteria for the determining of the lubrication ability of lubricating greases intended for the lubrication of axlebox bearings. The lubricating ability, primarily related to the capability of lubricating greases to protect against wear, is determined in a roller bearing lubricant test rig. Wear of the rolling bearing rollers, the frictional behaviour and temperature during the test are used to discriminate between lubricating greases. NOTE 1 The testing method is referred to in EN 12081. The method described is carried out in order to test axlebox greases for ordinary-speed vehicles, with speeds up to 200 km/h, and for greases intended for high-speed vehicles, with speeds up to 300 km/h. The method is a discriminating process, and those greases that pass will be subject to more extensive performance tests. NOTE 2 In EN 12082 a more extensive rig performance test is described in detail. This rig performance test will check the satisfactory function of the assembly of box housing, bearing, sealing and grease during a simulated journey. For purpose of quality assurance and quality control, this test method is also used for batch testing of greases intended for use in axleboxes. For light rail and tramway applications other standards or documents agreed between the customer and the supplier may be applied.

Standard NumberBS EN 14865-1:2009+A1:2010
TitleRailway applications. Axlebox lubricating greases. Method to test the ability to lubricate
Publication Date31 October 2009
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN ISO 3170, ISO 3170:2004, EN ISO 4259:2006, ISO 5725-1:1994, ISO 5725-2:1994, ISO 5725-6:1994
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 12081:2007, EN 12082:2007, BS 245, 2008/57/EC
International RelationshipsEN 14865-1:2009
Amended ByAmendment, December 2010. Amends and replaces BS EN 14865-1:2009.
Draft Superseded By07/30159027 DC
DescriptorsRailway vehicles, Railway equipment, Grease, Lubricating oils, Lubricants, Axle boxes, Bearings, Lubrication, Performance testing, Friction, Wear tests, Mechanical testing, Railway vehicle components Railway applications
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Graisses lubrifiantes pour boîtes d'essieux. Méthode d'essai d'aptitude à lubrifier
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Schmierfette für Radsatzlager. Prüfung der Schmierfähigkeit
ISBN978 0 580 70713 1
File Size728.9 KB

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