Inspection and certification
In general, we offer the following valuation activities:
Expert opinions and expert assessments for vehicles and components
Declarations of safety (UBE) and risk management procedures for on-line running tests
EG and NNTR conformity assessment with our DeBo and NoBo cooperation partners for the subsystems
- "Control Command and Signalling" and
Independent safety assessment in the fields of
- “Railway vehicle maintenance"
- “Rail operations”
- "Control Command and Signalling"
- “Energy” and
- “System integration.”
Infrastructure planning and acceptance testing (electrical systems, components of control-command and signalling, train protection systems, signalling systems)
Our services in detail
Our EBA-recognised experts conduct necessary tests on systems of rail vehicles that require monitoring.
If required, our experts draw up assessments on special, undesirable events (e.g. anomalies or accidents) and circumstances in the field of railway.
As administrative helpers of Federal Railway Authority (EBA), with our experts and auditors we assist with certification of entities in charge of maintenance (ECM) when it comes to compliance with the European requirements ((EU) 445/2011 regulation).
As associated partners (AP) of the Notified Bodies (NoBo), e.g. Eisenbahn-Cert (EBC) or Railway Approvals Limited (RAL), within the scope of EC certification of subsystems and interoperability components testers and auditors belonging to the expert organisation conduct the necessary tests (e.g. design and type testing) in accordance with the current Technical Specifications for Interoperability (TSI). This not only includes assessment of the conformity of a design with the European requirements (TSI), but also checking quality assurance system requirements in production. The necessary test certificates, if required even interim test certificates, are issued in this respect.
The expert organisation has been provisionally recognised by the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) as a project-independent organisation for checking NTTRs that is not bound by externally imposed instructions (interim DeBo). Our experts assess conformity with the Notified National Technical Regulations (NNTRs) and interior coherence in the integration of new or modified equipment into the existing railway system.
We support the Federal Railway Authority (EBA) as a manufacturer certification agency for welding technology in compliance with DIN EN 15085-2.
As an independent safety assessment body (AsBo), (in the approval process) our inspectors check and assess compliance with the requirements from the CSM regulations ((EU) 352/2009 and (EU) 402/2013 regulations) for risk management and its application, on the basis of documents submitted by the proposer.
The expert organisation has organised a series of necessary test and assessment procedures and also inspection instructions in a type C inspection agency in compliance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020, which is accredited by Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS).
Under the following links, you will find examples of the areas in which we have expertise and can provide assistance. If you cannot find a specialist area or topic, please contact us.
Design testing within the scope of conformity assessment in compliance with 2008/57/EC
Fire protection and emergency rescue
Brake technology and operation
Electromagnetic compatibility, electromagnetic fields
Passenger information system (vehicle)
Traction technology, running gear
Rolling stock construction gauge
On-board electrical power supply
Driver's cab, operation, MMI
Environmental control system (heating, ventilation, AC)
Wheelset, axle bearing, axle
Side pane, side window, front window
Door, entrance and gangway
Buffing and draw gear, coupling
Vehicles and components
Traction and running technology
Passenger information system
Adhesive bonding of rail vehicles and rail vehicle spare parts in accordance with DIN 6701-2
Environmental control system
Welding technology for vehicles and vehicle parts
Safety and risk analyses
Buffing and draw gear
Train control/train protection
Vehicles and components, infrastructure
Control and command technology, electromagnetic compatibility
Control and command technology, GSM-R radio technology
Measuring and testing equipment/instruments
Independent safety assessment
Safety and risk analyses
Train formation facilities
Tests according to § 33 EBO
Pressure vessel and steam boiler installations in accordance with § 33 EBO
Recurring tests on brake air reservoirs of rail vehicles
Systems of rail vehicles that require monitoring in accordance with Art. 33 EBO
Testing before commissioning and recurring tests