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CEN - EN 13230-1

Railway applications - Track - Concrete sleepers and bearers - Part 1: General requirements

active, Most Current
Organization: CEN
Publication Date: 1 May 2016
Status: active
Page Count: 42
ICS Code (Construction of railways): 93.100
ICS Code (Concrete and concrete products): 91.100.30
scope:

This part of the EN 13230 series defines technical criteria and control procedures which need to be satisfied by the constituent materials and the finished concrete sleepers and bearers, i.e.: precast concrete sleepers, twin-block reinforced sleepers, bearers for switches and crossings, and special elements for railway tracks.

The main requirement of concrete sleepers and bearers is the transmission of vertical, lateral and longitudinal loads from the rails to the ballast or other support. In use, they are also exposed to frost damage and to moisture, which can result in detrimental chemical reactions within the sleeper.

In this standard mechanical tests are defined which provide assurance of the capability of sleepers or bearers to resist repetitive loading and provide sufficient durability. In addition, controls are placed on manufacturing processes and tests to ensure that the concrete will not suffer degradation in service through chemical reaction and frost damage.

Document History

EN 13230-1
May 1, 2016
Railway applications - Track - Concrete sleepers and bearers - Part 1: General requirements
This part of the EN 13230 series defines technical criteria and control procedures which need to be satisfied by the constituent materials and the finished concrete sleepers and bearers, i.e.:...
June 1, 2009
Railway applications - Track - Concrete sleepers and bearers - Part 1: General requirements
A description is not available for this item.
December 18, 2002
Railway applications Track Concrete sleepers and bearers Part 1: General requirements
A description is not available for this item.

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