Scope of activities of the Central Rail and Track Inspection Ltd.

  • Geometric measurement of tracks and geometric condition survey
  • Measurement, examination and qualification of railway rails
  • Qualification of new and used superstructure materials
  • Examination of bridges
  • Examination of substructures
  • Development related to rail measurement, examination and line maintenance

Track diagnostics

  • Track geometry measurement with contact measuring system (FMK-004 measuring car)
  • Track geometry measurement with non-contact measuring system (FMK-007 measuring car)
  • Clearance gauge measurement (FMK-004 measuring car)
  • Vehicle dynamic measurement (FMK-007 measuring car)

Rail diagnostics

  • Ultrasonic rail testing (manual, mechanical)
  • Rail tension measurement
  • Rail profile measurement (manual, mechanical)
  • Rail corrugation measuring (manual, mechanical)
  • Eddy current measuring (manual, mechanical)
  • Qualification of weldings (ultrasonic testing, geometrical measurement on 1m basis by straightness testing device)

Superstructural material qualification

  • Qualification of rails and other rolled superstrucural materials
  • Qualification and acceptance of different switch type, superstructural constructions and their basic materials and semi-finished components
  • Qualification and acceptance of superstructural tie-elements, rubber and plastic goods, aluminothermic flux powders
  • Requalification of used superstructural materials
  • Examination and qualification of the industrial tracks' superstructural material
  • Examination and qualification of superstructural constructions and fastenings

Bridge diagnostics

  • Regular and occasional examination of existing bridges (railway, road, pedestrian, signalling and protective bridges), hall structures and crane tracks (trouble shooting, qualification, determination of the repairing methods by giving the technical details), load tests
  • Technical supervision during the major overhaul of bridges (painting, bridge-sleeper replacement, repairs and replacement of load-bearing elements), tchnical supervision, qualification and qualitative acceptance of the work
  • Qualification of track materials
  • Manufacturing, installation, examinations during the construction, qualifications, compiling of quality-controlling documentation
  • III. degree bridge examination before putting into operation
  • Load test

Substructure diagnostics

  • Georadar earthwork surveys
  • Substructural examinations

Vehicle tests

  • Running dynamics test
  • Quasi-static safety against derailment test
  • Equivalent conicity test
  • Brake performance test
  • Wheel slip protection test
  • Static brake test
  • Traction-energetics test
  • Static strength test
  • Other, non-accredited tests (dynamic strength test, fault diagnostics etc.)

Other activities

  • Maintenance of superstructural measuring equipments
  • Maintenance of manual gauge measuring equipments (new and used)
  • Production and maintenance of manual measuring equipments
  • Fatigue-, prepairing stress test of rail weldings and permanent track lines. / CC BY 3.0