BS EN 13230-1:2016 - Railway applications. Track. Concrete sleepers and bearers. General requirements

BS EN 13230-1:2016

Railway applications. Track. Concrete sleepers and bearers. General requirements

Status : Current   Published : May 2016



This part of the EN 13230 series defines technical criteria and control procedures which need to be satisfied by the constituent materials and the finished concrete sleepers and bearers, i.e.: precast concrete sleepers, twin-block reinforced sleepers, bearers for switches and crossings, and special elements for railway tracks.

The main requirement of concrete sleepers and bearers is the transmission of vertical, lateral and longitudinal loads from the rails to the ballast or other support. In use, they are also exposed to frost damage and to moisture, which can result in detrimental chemical reactions within the sleeper.

In this standard mechanical tests are defined which provide assurance of the capability of sleepers or bearers to resist repetitive loading and provide sufficient durability. In addition, controls are placed on manufacturing processes and tests to ensure that the concrete will not suffer degradation in service through chemical reaction and frost damage.

Standard NumberBS EN 13230-1:2016
TitleRailway applications. Track. Concrete sleepers and bearers. General requirements
Publication Date31 May 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 13481-7, EN 13230-3:2016, EN 12620, EN 13481-2, FprEN 10138, EN 13481-5, prEN 13230-6:2015, EN 206, EN 13146-5, EN 1008, EN 13230-4:2016, EN 13230-2:2016, EN 934-2, EN 10080
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN ISO 9000, ISO 9001, EN ISO 9001, 2008/57/EC, ISO 9000, UIC Report 713 R:2004, EN 197-1
ReplacesBS EN 13230-1:2009
International RelationshipsEN 13230-1:2016
Draft Superseded By14/30292279 DC
DescriptorsQuality assurance, Properties, Sleepers, Railway track, Concretes, Environmental testing, Mechanical testing, Railway engineering, Railway fixed equipment, Railway rails, Load capacity, Bearers, Durability Railway applications
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Voie. Traverses et supports en béton. Prescriptions générales
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Oberbau. Gleis- und Weichenschwellen aus Beton. Allgemeine Anforderungen
ISBN978 0 580 84749 3
File Size754 KB

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