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

Learn more about our 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.

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rail inspection services

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.

Bending Fatigue Testing

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.

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Fastener Testing

Rail Fastener Testing

From concrete rail ties to complex fasteners, we provide longitudinal restraint testing, repeated load testing, and other strength for rail products.

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Rail Compression and Fatigue

Rail Compression and Fatigue

Our unique rail fatigue program uses highly customizable equipment to create test plans based on AREMA Chapter 30 requirements.

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UK EMC Testing

EMC Testing

Find out about Element's comprehensive range of EMC service and testing capabilities in the UK and USA.

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Material Properties Testing

Element can assist you in evaluating and understanding how your materials will perform or react under a wide variety of stresses.

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Our team of over 5,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.