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Railway applications - Track - Test methods for fastening systems - Part 7: Determination of clamping force prEN 13146-7

General information

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CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

93.100   Construction of railways


This part of EN 13146 specifies laboratory test procedures for determining the clamping force exerted by the fastening system on the foot of a rail by measuring the force to separate the rail foot from its immediate support. They are applicable to systems with and without baseplates on all types of sleepers, bearers and elements of slab track. The test does not determine the security of fastening components fixed into the sleeper or other fastening system support.
A reference procedure and an alternative procedure are included. The alternative procedure is not applicable to embedded rail fastening systems.
These test procedures apply to a complete fastening assembly.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and telecommunications sectors


Interoperability of the trans-European high-speed rail system


Directive 2001/16/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2001 on the interoperability of the trans-European conventional rail system


DIRECTIVE 2008/57/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 17 June 2008 on the interoperability of the rail system within the Community (Recast)

Life cycle


EN 13146-7:2002


prEN 13146-7
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