CETEST in Turkey

In November, CETEST will attend the Eurasia Rail exhibition in Istanbul. In recent years, CETEST has developed a great relationship with manufacturers and operators in Turkey.

At the laboratory in Beasain, different projects are being developed. For the RS manufacturers DURMAZLAR and TÜRASAŞ (the new big Turkish manufacturer) various fatigue bogie tests are being executed, and for BOZANKAYA, some carbody strength tests have been carried out.

Regarding field tests on Turkish tracks, it is worth highlighting the collaboration with TCDD TEKNIK, the agency of the operator TCDD. With them, accredited measurements of dynamic behavior and current collection have been carried out on various HS lines in the country. Likewise, CETEST has worked for the railway infrastructure builders DOĞUŞ y YAPI MERKEZI for the certification of the new Ankara – Sivas line. In this case, measurement of the track geometry including the calculation of equivalent conicity was carried out, as well as the measurements of the dynamic behaviour and current collection, for which the interaction between pantograph and catenary is analysed by measuring contact forces, uplift and number of arching.