Catalogue of products Catalogue of products technically approved by UIC

UIC Label

Awarding of a UIC label - a valuable complement to the EU testing procedure for vehicle components

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Presentation on the advantages of Awarding a UIC label a UIC Label
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Braking components

List of recognised UIC experts to elaborate expertises on braking components

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List of Railway dynamometers recognized by UIC to perform certification tests with friction material for braking

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Certified tests centers

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Last update: 2015-02-01
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548 Violation calculator version 2015 [en]

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Last update: 2015-04-29
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UIC Leaflet 540 (Brakes – Air brakes for freight and passenger trains) - Appendix A B

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UIC Leaflet 541-04 (Brakes - Regulations concerning the manufacture of brake components - Self - adjusting load - proportional braking system and automatic “empty - loaded” control device) - Appendix E

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(Appendix to the 3rd edition) Automatic “empty-loaded” control mechanism accepted in international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-04 (Brakes - Regulations concerning the manufacture of brake components - Self - adjusting load - proportion al braking system and au tomatic "empty - loaded" control device) - Appendix D

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(Appendix to the 3rd edition) Self adjusting load-proportional braking systems with a characteristic inflected curve approved for international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-04 (Brakes - Regulations concerning the manufacture of brake components - Self - adjusting load - proportional braking system and automatic “empty - loaded” control device) - Appendix C

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(Appendix to the 3rd edition) Self-adjusting load-proportional braking equipment accepted in international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-05 (Brakes - Specifications for the construction of various brake parts - Wheel Slide Protection device (WSP)) - Appendices K-L-M

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(Appendices to the 2nd edition) WSPs accepted in international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-06 (Brakes - Regulations concerning the construction of the various brake components: Magnetic brakes) - Appendix 4

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(Appendix to the 1st edition) List of magnetics brakes approved for use in international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-08 (Brakes - Regulations concerning the manufacture of brake components, derailment detectors for freight wagons) - Appendix A

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(Appendix to the 4th edition) Table of derailment detectors approved with UIC label
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UIC Leaflet 541-1 (Brakes - Regulations concerning the design of brake components) - Appendix J

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(Appendix to the 6th edition) Quick release valve accepted in international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-1 (Brakes - Regulations concerning the design of brake components) - Appendix L

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(Appendix to the 6th edition) Brake pipe emptying accelerators accepted in international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-3 (Brakes - Disc brakes and their application - General conditions for the approval of brake pads) - Appendix H6

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(Appendix to the 7th edition) Internationally-approved friction test benches
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UIC Leaflet 541-3 (Brakes - Disc brakes and their applications - General conditions for the certification of brake parts) - Appendix I

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(Appendix to the 7th edition) Brake pads certified in international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-4 (Brakes - Brakes with composite brake blocks - General condition for certification of composite brake blocks) - Appendix M

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(Appendix to the 4th edition) Brake blocks accepted in international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-4 (Brakes - Brakes with composition brakes blocks - General conditions for certification of brake blocks) - Appendix N

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(Appendix to the 4th edition) Brakes with composites blocks for international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 541-5 (Brakes - Electropneumatic brake (EP brake) - Electropneumatic emergency brake override (EBO)) - Appendix L

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(Appendix to the 3rd edition) Types of UIC standard couplers for the ep brake approved for international traffic
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UIC Leaflet 543 (Brakes - Regulations governing the equipment of trailing stock) Appendix E1+E2+F1+F2

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(Appendices to the 13th edition) Pneumatic brakes accepted in international traffic
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Use of composite brake blocks (CBB) - Damage catalogue

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Design rules for composite brake blocks (K)

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Usage guidelines for composite (LL) brake blocks

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UIC leaflet 548, 2nd edition, July 2016 - Appendix I

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Diesel Engines

Acceptance tests for diesel engines (UIC leaflet 623)

Since the beginning of ORE in 1950 acceptance tests from Diesel engines used as railway traction engines have been an important service provided by our institute.

With the growth of electrification on the European railways, diesel traction became gradually less important from the 1970’s. Consequently, the application of the UIC Leaflet by the railways when purchasing new railway diesel engines became less significant.

But from 1993 there were further development making the application of the leaflet pertinent to the railways. EU-wide guidelines for the acquisition of new rolling stock requests an international call for tenders, thus entailing dwindling influence of the railways concerning the choice of the traction engine. A test report certifying UIC approval of a railway engine according to Leaflet 623 represents a guarantee of its aptitude for railway use and compliance with emission limits. It is often the only objective option for comparing products on a competitive market.

As at present time, due to the limited market, with a few exceptions, no diesel engines are designed as purpose-built railway engines a completed UIC 623 test is the only guarantee for the user that an engine is able to comply with railway specific requirements.

Diesel experts from railways are supervising the whole test procedure with the UIC/PETR Project Manager acting as the coordinator and author of the related test report.

For specific information concerning the test procedure please contact the UIC/PETR expert.

Exclusively engines listed in Appendix D of Leaflet 623-1 have passed a UIC approval procedure and therefore proved their capability to comply with specific railway applications

Emission control of diesel engines (UIC Leaflet 624)

With the growth of electrification on the European railways, diesel traction became gradually less important from the 1970’s. Consequently, the application of the UIC Leaflet to approval procedures for railway diesel engines became less significant.

However, heightened environmental awareness in the late 1980’s inspired the railways to deal with the exhaust gas emission behaviour of engines used for railway traction and to define future limits for the generation of pollutants.

In a time of increased environmental awareness, the railways do not want to lose their reputation as an environmentally friendly mode of transport. Compliance with ever-decreasing exhaust gas emission limits is increasingly significant for railway vehicles driven by combustion engines.

To avoid the necessity to perform a full approval procedure against series of Leaflet 623 to demonstrate an engines capability to comply with emission limits a separate Leaflet (624) was created in 2000 containing only a control procedure of the pollutant emission of the engine together with the determination of the power and torque curves and fuel consumption. This Leaflet is mandatory for all engines to be used as traction engines in new rolling stock or as a replacement in existing vehicles.

For specific information concerning the test procedure please contact the UIC/PETR expert.

Exclusively engines listed in Appendix F of Leaflet 624 have passed a UIC emission test and therefore proved their capability to comply with UIC II emission limits.

UIC Leaflet 624 - Appendix F - List of engines having passed an emission test

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UIC Leaflet 623-1 - Appendix D - List of approved engines for railway traction

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List of Diesel Experts from Railways

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updated 2016/04/29
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Running gear

List of experts recognized by UIC and relative expertise of wheels depending leaflet 510-5

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Contact

Hans PAUKERT
Senior advisor - Braking systems & Diesel Engines
tel. +33(0)1 44 49 21 05
paukert@uic.org