Railway systems are characterized by the functional and technical requirements that they must meet. These are the technical characteristics that guarantee its reliability and technical compatibility, precise maintenance standards and guidelines to preserve the required technical characteristics and behave in the desired way throughout its useful life.
Depending on the technology and characteristics of each requirement, specific methods are required for its verification and validation. Supervision during the manufacture and installation of railway components, equipment and assemblies allows verifying the quality of the materials, the processes used in the manufacture and installation of the equipment, its adequacy and compliance with technical specifications, standards and regulations.
Compliance with these characteristics makes it possible to guarantee their homogeneity, interchangeability, reliability and maintainability, with
special emphasis on equipment and systems that may affect safety.
At SGS, we offer a broad range of services for the railway industry to help the manufacturers, component suppliers, network administrators & operators, and maintenance providers to deliver their projects and ensure the continued performance of their business.
Extensive experience in testing, inspection, certification and safety assessment make SGS the company of choice for the Verification & Validation of new and overhauled systems.
Focusing on the manufacturing and installation phase, we provide Quality Assurance services to guarantee the production, operation & maintenance of the railways systems, including the entire supply chain.
SGS experts intervene worldwide and along the full life cycle of railway components and systems, providing:
We have a vast network of laboratories operating across a range of domain verticals, SGS is a key actor of the railway industry supply chain. In addition to our in-house laboratories, we can organize your railways system static and dynamic tests in our partners’ laboratories and on test tracks.
SGS offers solutions for every type of rail customer, from inspections and technical assistance, to supplier management and sustainability.
SGS’s Supplier Management service offers tailored capability in supplier relationship management from Sourcing to Continuous Development.
SGS is a well-recognised entity in the railway market, supporting their clients to fulfill RAMS requirements of their projects.
SGS is notified and authorised by the Railways Authorities to perform conformity EC verifications and assessments for rail.
SGS is recognised and authorised by the Railways Safety Authorities to perform safety evaluations and assessments for railways.
SGS in has been endorsed to assess control-command and signaling systems against the European technical specifications for interoperability.
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