Non-destructive testing test laboratory

Article: Non-destructive testing test laboratory

Non-destructive testing on vehicle and superstructure components as part of maintenance

We can offer you the following, from proven railway testing methods, to individual, customised solutions, through to the development of new testing systems:

  • Specially tailored maintenance regulations with system descriptions, inspection instructions and design-specific inspection plans
  • Techniques for testing assemblies without dismantling them
  • Transducers for manually testing axle shafts
  • Mechanised/automated testing equipment for axle shafts and wheels
  • Rail testing with ultrasound and eddy current
  • Adjusting and reference blocks
  • Technical inspection approvals, maintenance and periodic formal recognition of your testing facilities
  • Damage analyses
  • Analysis and inspection of new rail steel grades as part of comprehensive long-term track surveys

Accredited test procedures

Our test laboratory in Kirchmöser is accredited by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) in the area of non-destructive testing in rail transport in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020 for carrying out inspections and in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. See the appendix for the accreditation certificate.

We are also experienced in non-destructive testing techniques in accordance with DIN 27201-7.

DB Systemtechnik is QMS certified to the ISO 9001 standard.

The detailed and latest list of activities/test procedures in the flexible scope of accreditation in the testing laboratory "Non-destructive testing" can be found in this PDF:

Prüflabor Zerstörungsfreie Prüfungssysteme - Aktuelle Liste Prüfverfahren im flexiblen Akkreditierungsbereich (Stand 30.05.2024) PDF | 310.4 KB

Our innovations
Our experts are currently developing new, innovative testing methods such as:

  • Crack tip/length detection with SAFT for ultrasonic testing on axle shafts
  • Mobile system for automated/mechanised solid shaft testing without assembly removal

Our test methods
Ultrasonic, eddy current, magnetic particle, penetration, radiographic and visual inspection; non-destructive testing for safety and reliability in railroading 

Our stationary test stand
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