EN 13597:2003

Railway applications - Rubber suspension components - Rubber diaphragms for pneumatic suspension springs

Publication date:   Jul 30, 2004

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CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

21.160   Springs | 45.060.01   Railway rolling stock in general



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This standard defines: - characteristics that suspension diaphragms shall achieve, together with applicable inspection and test methods to be carried out for verification; - approval procedure to be implemented by the customer; - guidelines for qualification of the product with specified requirements; - quality monitoring of diaphragms in manufacture; - supply requirements. This standard applies to suspension diaphragms designed to be fitted on railway vehicles and similar vehicles running on dedicated tracks with permanent guide systems, whatever the type of rail and the running surface.

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EN 13597:2003
90.60 Close of review
Dec 2, 2018