BS EN 50592:2016 - Railway applications. Testing of rolling stock for electromagnetic compatibility with axle counters

BS EN 50592:2016

Railway applications. Testing of rolling stock for electromagnetic compatibility with axle counters

Status : Current   Published : October 2016



This European Standard defines, for the purpose of ensuring compatibility between rolling stock and axle counter systems, the measurement and evaluation methods of rolling stock emissions to demonstrate compatibility. The established limits for compatibility are defined as magnetic field strength that can disturb the axle counter detectors, as part of the axle counter system.

In the relevant frequency range of the axle counter detectors the magnetic field is dominant and only this type of field is considered. Experience has shown that the effects of electric fields are insignificant and therefore not considered.


For axle counters systems whose limits are not defined in terms of magnetic fields at a detector level, National Rules apply where they exist (for more details, see also 4.1).


The influence from metal parts or inductively coupled resonant circuits on the vehicle, eddy current brakes or magnetic brakes is out of the scope of this EN. Compatibility is established through individual testing according to the EN 50238 series or National Notified Technical Rules.

Standard NumberBS EN 50592:2016
TitleRailway applications. Testing of rolling stock for electromagnetic compatibility with axle counters
Publication Date31 October 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 50238-1, CLC/TS 50238-2, CLC/TS 50238-3, EN 50617-2, CISPR 16-4-2, ERA/ERTMS/033281
Informative References(Provided for Information)2008/57/EC, UIC 790
International RelationshipsEN 50592:2016
Draft Superseded By14/30314427 DC
DescriptorsRailway vehicles, Railway equipment, Railway electric traction equipment, Electrically-operated devices, Approval testing, Performance testing, Type testing, Testing conditions, Mechanical testing, Electrical testing, Dimensional measurement, Clearances, Flexibility, Lifting, Weight measurement, Loading, Leak tests, Electrical insulation, Impedance measurement, Pneumatic equipment, Hydraulic equipment, Brakes, Electric power systems, Battery chargers, Storage batteries, Control systems, Heating equipment, Ventilation, Air-conditioning systems, Lighting systems, Prime movers, Noise (environmental), Vibration testing, Safety devices, Braking, Temperature measurement, Velocity control, Safety measures, Electromagnetic compatibility Railway Applications
Title in FrenchApplications ferroviaires. Essais du matériel roulant pour la compatibilité électromagnétique avec les compteurs d'essieux
Title in GermanBahnanwendungen. Prüfung von Fahrzeugen auf elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit mit Achszählern
ISBN978 0 580 88313 2
File Size1.876 MB

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