As train travel becomes faster, lighter and more advanced, rail testing is critical to ensuring the safety of products, and developing new, high-tech materials. Element’s dedicated rail laboratory provides testing services for material selection and behavior, research and development, failure analysis and mechanical strength.
Our rail testing laboratories are equipped with industry-leading technology, including customizable train simulation programs, high-capacity weld strength testing, abrasion and corrosion evaluation, and metallurgical inspection. With decades of experience and deep knowledge of the field, our experts provide guidance and results you can trust while helping you complete your project on time.
For more information about our rail testing services, or to request a quote, contact us today.
Rail Testing Services
Rail Infrastructure Testing
Railway infrastructure services include analyzing your rail network infrastructure to ensure they meet the required standards and are fit-for-purpose.
Rolling Stock Inspection
Element's rolling stock rail inspection services focus on the condition of in-service vehicles incorporating a component, system, or entire train to deliver an independent view of its relative condition against expectation.
Rail Component Testing
Element provides quick and efficient rail component testing to manufacturers and operators to ensure that products are safe and adhere to international rail standards.
Rail Bending Stress Testing
From determining weld strength to characterizing brittle fractures, our bending stress methods help rail industry manufacturers and inspectors choose the best materials for the job.
Rail Fastener Testing
From concrete rail ties to complex fasteners, we provide longitudinal restraint testing, repeated load testing, and other strength for rail products.
Rail Compression and Fatigue
Our unique rail fatigue program uses highly customizable equipment to create test plans based on AREMA Chapter 30 requirements.
Find out about Element's comprehensive range of EMC service and testing capabilities in the UK and USA.
Material Properties Testing
Element can assist you in evaluating and understanding how your materials will perform or react under a wide variety of stresses.