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We are an A2LA and ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory specializing in railway industry testing and failure analysis

Our Rail Metallurgical Testing capabilities include:

  • Raw material validation
  • Production issue solutions
  • Finished and semi-finished good assessment
  • Product failure analysis
  • High-end metallurgical engineering services
SGS MSi specializes in Rail Metallurgical Testing and Failure Anaysis

With more than three decades of experience working with materials utilized for railway equipment applications, SGS MSi engineers, scientists, and technicians are exceptionally qualified to test, analyze and certify material for your project. Examinations we perform include:

Material destined for use on railway applications that we regularly analyze includes steel castings, forged steel, ductile iron, gray cast iron, austempered ductile iron, and rail steel. Manufacturers fabricate them into an assortment of passenger and freight train components, which include:

  • Side frames
  • Friction wedges
  • Frame braces
  • Wheels
  • Rails
  • Knuckles
  • Yokes
  • Couplers
  • Side bearings
  • Adapters
  • Axles
  • Springs
  • Butt-welded rails
  • Thermite-welded rails
All AREMAAmerican Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association
ASTM E1245Standard Practice for Determining the Inclusion or Second-Phase Constituent Content of Metals by Automatic Image Analysis
ASTM A1Standard Specification for Carbon Steel Tee Rails
ASTM A504Standard Specification for Wrought Carbon Steel Wheels
AAR M-201Castings, Steel
AAR M-107Wheels, Carbon Steel
AAR M-208Wheels, Carbon Steel
AAR M-101Axles, Carbon Steel, Heat-Treated
AAR M-210Side Frame and Bolsters, AAR Approved—Purchase and Acceptance
AAR M-211Foundry and Product Approval Requirements for the Manufacture of Couplers, Coupler Yokes, Knuckles, Follower Blocks, and Coupler Parts