In cooperation with AREVA, a company renowned for its power plant technology, HEROS offers non-destructive testing for the rail sector. The aim of the testing is both to monitor manufacturing or operational faults (e.g. wear), and to detect otherwise not visible defects or to investigate possible causes of a more complex fault or serial damage.
On Youtube you can find a Video regarding mobile ultrasonic testing (in German):
Video regarding mobile ultrasonic testing on wheel-set axles with a longitudinal drill
We offer the following services:
In many areas of the analysis of material damage, there is huge capacity to identify problems if you can fall back on staff with extensive experience and the latest measurement, analysis and inspection technology. In cooperation with AREVA, we can offer you experienced specialists for complex questions regarding material damage and material wear.
The testing of wheel-set axles is often still done by hand. Only experienced inspectors are in a position to reliably detect all defects before it’s too late. This is also only possible if testing can be carried out without any disruption from parallel work, because the inspector must have a constantly high level of concentration throughout the entire test duration. Manual inspection methods often hide risks with regard to the systematic standardization of defect detection and reliable traceability.
In conjunction with AREVA, HEROS provides a mobile service to test wheel-set axles. A mobile semi-automated test facility is brought to the vehicle and this test facility tests a wheel-set in about 20 minutes. The data from the testing is recorded, thus enabling a reliable analysis which can be retrieved at any time. This enables a reliable analysis and can be done online or offline. Traceability is guaranteed and the inspection documentation is generated automatically.
This service is of great benefit to small and medium-sized operators especially, because they don’t need to invest in purchasing testing systems and they don’t have to initially and regularly train their own inspectors. Also, the large number of available inspectors at AREVA and the spare parts on hand for the testing systems guarantee maximum reliability in keeping to inspection dates.
Other fundamental advantages of mobile semi-automated testing are:
The mobile testing service is offered as a regular service as part of a general agreement or at short notice in cases of urgent need.
If you are interested in a quick comparison with other methods, HEROS can prepare an estimate of inspection times for one vehicle type in your fleet for you.
Mobile ultrasonic non-destructive testing on wheel-set axles with longitudinal drill
Example of probe head for mobile ultrasonic non-destructive testing on wheel-set axles with longitudinal drill