EN 14730-2:2021

Railway applications - Track - Aluminothermic welding of rails - Part 2: Qualification of aluminothermic welders, approval of contractors and acceptance of welds EN 14730-2:2021

Publication date:   Sep 16, 2021

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60.60 Standard published   Apr 28, 2021


CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

25.160.01   Welding, brazing and soldering in general | 25.160.10   Welding processes | 93.100   Construction of railways



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This document specifies requirements for the:
- approval of training facilities, testing and maintaining the skills of aluminothermic welders and welding trainers. It applies to those aluminothermic welding processes compliant with the requirements of EN 14730-1. It requires that the system for training and testing of welders be approved by the railway authority;
- approval of aluminothermic welding contractors. It applies to those contractors using aluminothermic welding processes compliant with the requirements of EN 14730-1 and who employ welders in the possession of a valid permit to weld as defined in Clause 4 of this document;
- acceptance of the final aluminothermic weld inspections and aluminothermic weld inspectors approved by the railway authority. It does not cover any previous weld inspections by the welder or others.
This document also applies to aluminothermic welds produced on railway rails as contained in EN 13674-1 to EN 13674-4 and EN 16771.

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EN 14730-2:2006


EN 14730-2:2021
60.60 Standard published
Apr 28, 2021