prEN 15718

Railway applications - Monoblock wheel products - Cast wheels prEN 15718

General information

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CEN/TC 256 Railway applications

European Norm

45.040   Materials and components for railway engineering


This European Standard specifies the characteristics of cast railway wheels for use on European networks.Two steel grades; C ER7 and C ER8, are defined in this standard. For tread braked wheels; only C ER7 shall be used.This standard is applicable to cast wheels which have a chilled rim1). The standard is only applicable to cast wheels that have satisfied technical approval procedure prEN13979-2:2005.This standard applies only to wheels used in freight wagon applications for speeds up to and including 120 km/h.
Note 1:"Rim Chilled" describes heat treatment of the rim, the aim of which is to harden the rim and to create circumferential compressive residual stresses in the rim.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


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


prEN 15718
45.98 End of interruption of work - abandoned
Oct 10, 2008