DIN EN 13674-1:2011-04
Title (german): Bahnanwendungen - Oberbau - Schienen - Teil 1: Vignolschienen ab 46 kg/m; Deutsche Fassung EN 13674-1:2011
Title (english): Railway applications - Track - Rail - Part 1: Vignole railway rails 46 kg/m and above; German version EN 13674-1:2011
Document type: Standard
Publication date: 2011-04
This standard replaces other standards which are affected by the scope of this standard and applies to all procurements falling inside the requirements of the European Procurement Directive (93/38/EEC of 14 June 1993). In addition CEN required that in a performance-based standard safety implications are taken into account as far as it is possible and at the same time modern production technology and the requirements of high-speed railways are addressed. This standard provides an opportunity for all manufacturers to prove their conformity with the standard against a set of qualifying test criteria at the time of tendering. The qualifying tests include all "normal" acceptance test results plus new "type-casting" features such as fracture toughness, fatigue and residual stress. To prove users with the necessary confidence, acceptance limits have been based on results from rail known to have performed well in demanding track installations. The responsible German standardization committee is Working Committee FES AA-12 "Gleisoberbauerzeugnisse" ("Railway components") of the Iron and Steel Standards Committee (FES).