Railway applications - Braking systems of high speed trains - Part 2: Test methods

This European Standard specifies test methods and acceptance criteria for a brake system for use in high speed trains as described in the TSI Rolling Stock, operating on routes of the trans-European high-speed rail system.
The tests defined in this document have the purpose of verifying that the braking performance and functions of the train's brake system comply at least with the respective requirements of EN 15734-1.
This European Standard is applicable to:
-   new vehicles of high speed trains;
-   new constructions of existing vehicle types;
-   major overhauls of the above-mentioned vehicles if they involve redesigning or extensive alteration to the brake system of the vehicle concerned.
The functional testing requirements set out in this document assume the vehicles are fitted with a brake system architecture that follows the UIC air brake pipe control principles.
High Speed Rolling Stock can be fitted with alternative brake system architectures that do not employ brake pipe control. In these cases equivalent testing requirements will need to be generated to test the functional performance of brake system fitted.

Bahnanwendungen - Bremssysteme für Hochgeschwindigkeitszüge - Teil 2: Prüfverfahren

Diese Europäische Norm legt die Prüfverfahren und Zulassungsbedingungen eines Bremssystems für den Einsatz in Hochgeschwindigkeitszügen fest, wie sie in der TSI Hochgeschwindigkeitsfahrzeuge beschrieben sind und welche auf Strecken des Transeuropäischen Hochgeschwindigkeitsnetzes betrieben werden.
Die in dieser Norm definierten Prüfungen haben den Zweck festzustellen, dass die Leistung und Funktion des Zugbremssystems mindestens die entsprechenden Anforderungen der EN 15734-1 erfüllt.
Diese Norm gilt für:
- alle neuen Fahrzeugbauarten von Hochgeschwindigkeitszügen;
- alle Nachbauten bereits bestehender Fahrzeugbaureihen;
- alle größeren Grundüberholungen der o. g. Fahrzeuge, wenn diese Neukonstruktionen oder umfassende Änderungen der Bremsanlage des betreffenden Fahrzeuges mit einschließt.
Die im vorliegenden Dokument enthaltenen funktionalen Prüfanforderungen gehen von der Annahme aus, dass die Architektur des Bremssystems der Fahrzeuge dem der UIC-Druckluftbremse entspricht.
Hochgeschwindigkeitsschienenfahrzeuge können mit einem alternativen Bremssystem ausgerüstet werden, welches nicht über eine Hauptluftleitung angesteuert wird. In diesen Fällen ist die Festlegung gleichwertiger Prüfanforderungen erforderlich, um die funktionalen Anforderungen des eingebauten Bremssystems zu prüfen.

Applications ferroviaires - Systèmes de freinage pour trains à grande vitesse - Partie 2 : Méthodes d'essai

La présente Norme européenne décrit les méthodes d’essai ainsi que les critères d’acceptation relatifs à un
système de freinage destiné à être utilisé sur des trains à grande vitesse décrits dans les spécifications
techniques d'interopérabilité (STI) Matériel roulant à grande vitesse, circulant sur des lignes du système
ferroviaire transeuropéen à grande vitesse.
Les essais définis dans le présent document ont pour objet de s’assurer que les performances de freinage et
les fonctions assurées par le système de freinage du train sont au moins conformes aux exigences
respectives de l’EN 15734-1.
La présente Norme européenne est applicable aux :
- véhicules neufs des trains à grande vitesse ;
- nouvelles constructions en ce qui concerne les types de véhicules existants ;
- grandes révisions des véhicules susmentionnés si celles-ci entraînent une reconception ou une
transformation majeure du système de freinage du véhicule concerné.
Les exigences d’essai fonctionnel définies dans le présent document supposent que les véhicules sont
équipés d’une architecture du système de freinage conforme aux principes UIC de commande par la conduite
générale de frein.
Le matériel roulant à grande vitesse peut être équipé d’autres architectures de système de freinage n’utilisant
par de commande par la conduite générale de frein. Dans ces cas, des exigences d’essai équivalentes
doivent être établies pour soumettre à essai les performances fonctionnelles du système de freinage installé.

Železniške naprave - Zavorni sistemi na vlakih z velikimi hitrostmi - 2. del: Preskusne metode

Ta evropski standard določa preskusne metode in kriterije sprejemljivosti za delovanje zavornega sistema za uporabo pri vlakih z velikimi hitrostmi, kot je opisano v tehničnih specifikacijah za interoperabilnost hitrih vlakov, ki vozijo po vseevropskem železniškem sistemu za velike hitrosti.
Namen preskusov, opredeljenih v tem dokumentu, je preveriti, ali zavorna zmogljivost in funkcije zavornega sistema vlaka ustrezajo vsaj zadevnim zahtevam standarda EN 15734-1.
Ta evropski standard se uporablja za:
–   nove vlake z velikimi hitrostmi;
–   nove konstrukcije obstoječih tipov vozil;
–   večje obnove zgoraj navedenih vozil, če obnova vključuje preoblikovanje ali obsežno spremembo zavornega sistema zadevnega vozila.
Zahteve za funkcionalno preskušanje, določene v tem dokumentu, predvidevajo, da so vozila opremljena z arhitekturo zavornega sistema v skladu z načeli UIC za upravljanje zračnih zavornih vodov.
Hitri vlak je mogoče opremiti z alternativnimi arhitekturami zavornih sistemov, ki ne uporabljajo upravljanja zavornih vodov. V takih primerih je treba določiti enakovredne zahteve za preskušanje, da se preizkusi funkcionalna učinkovitost vgrajenega zavornega sistema.

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Status
Published
Publication Date
04-Jan-2022
Technical Committee
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
23-Dec-2021
Due Date
27-Feb-2022
Completion Date
05-Jan-2022

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 15734-2:2011+A1:2022
01-februar-2022
Železniške naprave - Zavorni sistemi na vlakih z velikimi hitrostmi - 2. del:
Preskusne metode

Railway applications - Braking systems of high speed trains - Part 2: Test methods

Bahnanwendungen - Bremssysteme für Hochgeschwindigkeitszüge - Teil 2:
Prüfverfahren

Applications ferroviaires - Systèmes de freinage pour trains à grande vitesse - Partie 2 :

Méthodes d'essai
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 15734-2:2010+A1:2021
ICS:
45.040 Materiali in deli za železniško Materials and components
tehniko for railway engineering
SIST EN 15734-2:2011+A1:2022 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 15734-2:2011+A1:2022
EN 15734-2:2010+A1
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
December 2021
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 45.060.01 Supersedes EN 15734-2:2010
English Version
Railway applications - Braking systems of high speed
trains - Part 2: Test methods

Applications ferroviaires - Systèmes de freinage pour Bahnanwendungen - Bremssysteme für

trains à grande vitesse - Partie 2 : Méthodes d'essai Hochgeschwindigkeitszüge - Teil 2: Prüfverfahren

This European Standard was approved by CEN on 23 October 2010 and includes Corrigendum 1 issued by CEN on 5 December

2012 and Amendment 1 approved by CEN on 4 October 2021.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and

United Kingdom.
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© 2021 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 15734-2:2010+A1:2021 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

Foreword .......................................................................................................................................................................... 4

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 5

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 6

4 Symbols, units and abbreviations ............................................................................................................. 6

5 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................... 7

5.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 7

5.2 Test procedure ................................................................................................................................................. 8

5.2.1 General ................................................................................................................................................................ 8

5.2.2 Identification of the parts to be tested .................................................................................................... 8

5.2.3 General conditions for the tests ................................................................................................................. 8

5.2.4 Specification of the test equipment .......................................................................................................... 8

5.2.5 Test program .................................................................................................................................................... 9

5.2.6 Reports ................................................................................................................................................................ 9

5.2.7 Documentation .............................................................................................................................................. 10

5.3 Methodology .................................................................................................................................................. 10

5.3.1 Measurement of the application time at the brake cylinder ........................................................ 10

5.3.2 Measurement of the release time at the brake cylinder ................................................................ 10

5.3.3 Measurement of the pressure drop time in the brake pipe or the equalising

reservoir of the driver’s brake valve .................................................................................................... 10

5.3.4 Measurement of the pressure rise time in the brake pipe or the equalising reservoir

of the driver brake valve ........................................................................................................................... 10

5.3.5 Measurement of the dead time of the WSP dump valves ............................................................... 11

5.3.6 Measurement of the exhaust time of the WSP dump valves ......................................................... 11

5.3.7 Measurement of the fill time of the WSP dump valves ................................................................... 11

5.3.8 Measurement of air tightness .................................................................................................................. 11

5.3.9 Measurement of lowering time of the MTB ........................................................................................ 11

5.3.10 Measurement of rising time of the MTB ............................................................................................... 11

5.3.11 Measurement of application and release times of EP assist brake ............................................ 11

5.3.12 Measurement of the contribution of the different brakes ............................................................ 11

5.3.13 Evaluation of the longitudinal brake force applied to the track by Magnetic Track

Brake or Eddy Current Brake .................................................................................................................. 12

6 Static tests programme .............................................................................................................................. 13

6.1 Test on vehicle (Level 1) ............................................................................................................................ 13

6.2 Test on Single Unit (Level 2) .................................................................................................................... 30

6.3 Test on Multiple Unit maximum consist (Level 3) ........................................................................... 39

7 Dynamic tests programme ........................................................................................................................ 44

7.1 General for dynamic tests ......................................................................................................................... 44

7.1.1 Preconditions ................................................................................................................................................ 44

7.1.2 Test conditions .............................................................................................................................................. 44

7.1.3 Measured variables to be recorded ....................................................................................................... 45

7.1.4 Verification of deceleration and braking distance........................................................................... 46

7.1.5 Definition of braked weight ..................................................................................................................... 46

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7.2 Test program .................................................................................................................................................. 47

7.2.1 Test on Single Unit (Level 2) ..................................................................................................................... 47

7.2.2 Test on Multiple Unit maximum consist (Level 3) ............................................................................ 59

Annex A (normative) Typical format for a test report for type or routine test ................................... 65

Annex B (informative) Principle of the automatic function test............................................................... 66

B.1 Purpose of the automatic function ......................................................................................................... 66

B.2 Adjustment of the driver’s brake valve feed choke to comply with the automatic

function ............................................................................................................................................................ 66

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 68

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Foreword

This document (EN 15734-2:2010+A1:2021) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 256

“Railway applications”, the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by June 2022, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by June 2022.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent

rights.
This document includes a Corrigendum, approved by CEN on 2012-12-05.
This document includes Amendment 1, approved by CEN on 2021-10-04.
This document supersedes !EN 15734-2:2010".

The start and finish of text introduced or altered by corrigendum is indicated in the text by tags ˜

The start and finish of text introduced or altered by amendment is indicated in the text by tags ! ".

!Deleted paragraphs "

EN 15734, Railway applications — Brake systems of high speed trains, consists of the following parts:

— Part 1: Requirements and definitions
— Part 2: Test methods

Any feedback and questions on this document should be directed to the users’ national standards body.

A complete listing of these bodies can be found on the CEN website.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland,

Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of

North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the

United Kingdom.
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1 Scope

This European Standard specifies test methods and acceptance criteria for a brake system for use in

high speed trains as described in the TSI Rolling Stock, operating on routes of the trans-European high-

speed rail system.

The tests defined in this document have the purpose of verifying that the braking performance and

functions of the train's brake system comply at least with the respective requirements of EN 15734-1.

This European Standard is applicable to:
— new vehicles of high speed trains;
— new constructions of existing vehicle types;

— major overhauls of the above-mentioned vehicles if they involve redesigning or extensive alteration

to the brake system of the vehicle concerned.

The functional testing requirements set out in this document assume the vehicles are fitted with a brake

system architecture that follows the UIC air brake pipe control principles.

High Speed Rolling Stock can be fitted with alternative brake system architectures that do not employ

brake pipe control. In these cases equivalent testing requirements will need to be generated to test the

functional performance of brake system fitted.
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 15220-1, Railway applications — Brake indicators — Part 1: Pneumatic operation brake indicators

EN 15327-1, Railway applications — Passenger alarm subsystem — Part 1: General requirements and

passenger interface for the passenger emergency brake system

EN 15355, Railway applications - Braking - Distributor valves and distributor-isolating devices

EN 15595, Railway applications - Braking - Wheel slide protection
EN 15611, Railway applications - Braking - Relay valves
EN 15663, Railway applications — Definition of vehicle reference masses

EN 15734-1:2010, Railway applications - Braking systems of high speed trains - Part 1: Requirements and

definitions

EN 50125-1, Railway applications - Environmental conditions for equipment - Part 1: Rolling stock and

on-board equipment

EN 50128, Railway applications - Communication, signalling and processing systems - Software for

railway control and protection systems
UIC 544-1:2004, Brakes — Braking power
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3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1
approval body
Notified Body or National Railway Authority that conforms to EN ISO/IEC 17025
3.2
test(ing) institute
test(ing) institute that conforms to EN ISO/IEC 17025
3.3
check
test performed as a discrete measurement or visual inspection
3.4
record
results recorded either graphically or electronically
3.5
type test

test of one or more devices, system or complete vehicle demonstrating that the design meets the

required specifications and the relevant standards
NOTE (Type) tests are performed by a test institute.
3.6
routine test

vehicle test that is performed during or after manufacture to confirm conformity to specified criteria

4 Symbols, units and abbreviations

For the purpose of this document, the following symbols, units and abbreviations apply:

ATC Automatic Train Control
ATP Automatic Train Protection
BC Brake Control
BP Brake Pipe
DP Data Processing
EP Electro Pneumatic Brake
ETCS European Train Control System
R+Mg Brake mode R+Mg
MRP Main Reservoir Pipe
MTB Magnetic Track Brake
R Brake mode R
Sifa Driver’s vigilance control (German: “Sicherheitsfahrschaltung”)
WRMS Wheel Rotation Monitoring System
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WSP Wheel Slide Protection System
5 2 5 −1
1 bar = 1 000 mbar = 10 N/m = 10 Pa = 10 MPa
5 Requirements
5.1 General

This document defines the content of the static and dynamic tests dedicated to the brakes, which are

needed for the following phases:

— type tests which demonstrate that the brake system conforms to the requirements. They are done

with a pre-serial unit or with the first unit of a serial production;

— routine tests which confirm the technical stability of the production process of the system and its

subsystems. For this purpose the basic features and functions of the system and its subsystems are

to be checked;

— verification that the braking performance and the functions of the train’s braking system comply at

least with the respective requirements of EN 15734-1;

— identification of data for the verification of the brake performance and the functions of the train's

braking system.
The document also identifies relevant data to be recorded.
The type and routine tests are as follows:
— tests with a single vehicle (Level 1);

— tests with one single unit (Level 2). These tests serve to check the common functions of the unit and

the interfaces between the vehicles;

— tests with multiple units consisting of two to n units (Level 3) up to the maximum configuration.

These tests serve to check the common functions of the train composition and the interfaces

between the units.
Figure 1 gives an example of the three levels.
Key
1 Level 1: vehicle
2 Level 2: single unit
3 Level 3: multiple unit
Figure 1 —Type test and routine test levels
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5.2 Test procedure
5.2.1 General
The procedures shall include the following items:
— identification of the parts to be tested;
— general conditions for the tests;
— specification of the test equipment;
— test program.
5.2.2 Identification of the parts to be tested

A list of the parts to be tested shall be made, with a description starting from the total system or

subsystem down to the single parts of the brake system. It is recommended to attach pneumatic,

electric or electronic schemes, graphs, etc. The test stand and the procedure shall be documented with

pneumatic, electric or electronic schemes, graphs, etc.
5.2.3 General conditions for the tests
5.2.3.1 Temperature

The tests shall be run at a temperature within the range of the air temperature class in accordance with

EN 50125-1, specified for the tested system.
5.2.3.2 Energy supply
a) Compressed air supply

If the system cannot be supplied with compressed air from its own supply, for instance for the tests

with a single vehicle, an external air supply is to be used with air quality (solid particles, humidity and

liquid water, oil) and characteristics (flow rate, minimum pressure, etc.) that shall be at least equivalent

to the one of the system’s normal air supply.
b) Electric supply

If the vehicle cannot be supplied with electric energy from its own supply, for instance for the tests with

a single vehicle, an external supply is to be used with characteristics that shall be the same as the one of

the normal vehicle’s supply.
5.2.4 Specification of the test equipment
The measuring equipment shall comply with the requested accuracy.

The recording apparatus shall have enough measurement tracks, in order that a record can include all

the needed information for the test. Each measurement track shall be clearly identified.

The records shall include the information listed in 5.2.6 and ˜7.1.3™.

The quality of the records shall enable the copy of them without quality loss. If a digital recording

system is used, an open format shall be used for data files.
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5.2.5 Test program

The items listed in the following tables describe the minimum to be checked but do not define the

testing procedure.

Additional tests shall be proposed to suit the specific configuration of the brake system architecture

(e.g. automatic air brake, direct electro-pneumatic air brake, etc.) fitted on the rolling stock, or if specific

requirements are mentioned in the functional specification.

This list of tests shall be only considered as a basis for building up the dedicated test procedure for a

given rolling stock.

Each test in the following tables includes a short and basic description of the function to be tested. The

complete and detailed description shall be included into the test procedure to be presented to the

approval body.

The type tests shall include the degraded modes tests, with special attention to the redundant functions.

The tests shall start only if the software of the brake function / brake system has been successfully

validated in advance in accordance with EN 50128.
5.2.6 Reports

The tests shall be presented in a report and transmitted to the approval body that assesses the vehicle.

This report shall at least include:
a) reference of the test (type test or routine test);
b) date and location of the test;
c) identification and type of the tested vehicle;
d) software release number, and associated checksums;
e) description of the measurement tools, and the way they are used;

f) test (program) specification completed with the results and the associated records. Each record

shall include:
1) identification and type of the tested vehicle;
2) name of the test performed and reference paragraph in the test procedure;
3) recording methodology;
4) name and scale for all the recorded parameters;
5) obtained results;
6) date;
7) identification of the different charts;

g) conclusion of the tests in which a table listing all the adjustable parameter settings of the tests

(choke diameters, software configuration, etc.) shall be recorded.
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The format shall enable an easy access to all the information associated to the tests. An example is

attached in Annex A.

NOTE If, for the routine tests, the vehicle manufacturer would like to use another way for recording the

information (record, check), this will need the approval of the approval body.
5.2.7 Documentation

The parameters as follows shall be recorded irrespective from the type of testing:

— software versions of all brake-relevant components (all software-controlled systems, contributing

directly or indirectly to the braking performance: drive units, anti-skid protection systems, brake

modules, etc.);

— batch numbers of the friction materials (blocks, inserts, pads, etc.) and results of bench tests in dry

and wet conditions;

— brake cylinder pressures in the case of an emergency brake application for at least one motor bogie

and one trailer bogie;
— wheel diameter.

It is assumed that the documentation conforms to the relevant standards and that conformity with

these requirements shall be established before performing the tests.
5.3 Methodology
5.3.1 Measurement of the application time at the brake cylinder

The application time is to be measured from 0 % to 95 % of the maximum stabilized pressure at the

brake cylinder. This is measured at the brake cylinder which is the furthest from of the brake panel

which controls it. It is accepted to add a T-connection for the type test.
5.3.2 Measurement of the release time at the brake cylinder

The release time is to be measured from the maximum stabilized pressure at the brake cylinder down

to 0,4 bar. This is measured at the brake cylinder furthest from the brake panel which controls it. It is

accepted to add a T-connection for the type test. However for the routine tests of the stocks equipped

with variable load relay valves, it is usual to measure at the distributor’s brake cylinder pilot pressure.

In any case, the full release at the brake cylinder shall be verified.

5.3.3 Measurement of the pressure drop time in the brake pipe or the equalising reservoir of the

driver’s brake valve

The pressure drop time is to be measured from 5 bar to 3,5 bar, but the pressure drop to be done is to

be from 5 bar to 3,2 bar.

5.3.4 Measurement of the pressure rise time in the brake pipe or the equalising reservoir of the

driver brake valve
The pressure rise time is to be measured from 3,5 bar to 4,9 bar.
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5.3.5 Measurement of the dead time of the WSP dump valves

The dead time for exhaust and fill is to be measured from the command to fill or release to the start of

the pressure variation at the brake cylinder. This is measured at the brake cylinder which is furthest

away from the dump valve which controls it. It is accepted to add a T-connection for the type test.

5.3.6 Measurement of the exhaust time of the WSP dump valves

The exhaust time is to be measured from the maximum stabilized pressure at the brake cylinder down

to 0,4 bar. This is measured at the brake cylinder of the vehicle which is furthest away from the dump

valve which controls it. It is accepted to add a T-connection for the type test.
5.3.7 Measurement of the fill time of the WSP dump valves

The fill time is to be measured from 0 % to 95 % of the maximum stabilized pressure at the brake

cylinder. This is measured at the brake cylinder of the vehicle which is furthest away from the dump

valve which controls it.
5.3.8 Measurement of air tightness

When carrying out pressure leakage tests, waiting time shall be at least 1 min for pressure stabilization

before starting timing measurements.
5.3.9 Measurement of lowering time of the MTB

The lowering time of the MTB shall be measured between the activation command and the impact of the

magnets on the rail.
5.3.10 Measurement of rising time of the MTB

The rising time of the MTB shall be measured between the deactivation command and reaching their

upper position.
5.3.11 Measurement of application and release times of EP assist brake

The times shall be checked on an individual vehicle with the compressed air brakes applied, with the BP

first being pressurized to 5 bar and then shut off. The times shall be calculated when the electrical

signal is established to the braking or release solenoid valve.

During ep braking, the application time shall be measured decreasing the BP pressure from 5 bar to 3,5

bar. During ep release, the release time shall be measured increasing the BP pressure from 3,5 bar to

4,9 bar with an auxiliary air reservoir pressure of 5,3 bar to 5,5 bar.
5.3.12 Measurement of the contribution of the different brakes

During dynamic tests the contribution of the different brakes installed on the rolling stock shall be

measured as follows:
— for the friction brake by recording the pressure in the brake cylinders;

— for the dynamic brake by recording the brake force information provided by the traction

equipment;

— for the eddy current brake by recording the brake force information provided by the control

equipment;
— for the magnetic track brake by recording their state and using design data.
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5.3.13 Evaluation of the longitudinal brake force applied to the track by Magnetic Track Brake

or Eddy Current Brake

The longitudinal force shall be evaluated for emergency brake application and if applicable also for full

service brake application from maximum speed under operational mass in working order. If there a

load dependent brake force is applied for the Eddy Current Brake, then the design mass under

exceptional payload shall also be considered.

The longitudinal force for the magnetic track brake shall be calculated from the deceleration which is

raised by the Magnetic track brake. These deceleration shall be calculated as the difference between the

deceleration which is measured for brake applications with and without acting Magnetic Track Brake.

For the Eddy Current Brake the recorded brake force information provided by the control equipment

shall be evaluated.
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SIST EN 15734-2:2011+A1:2022
EN 15734-2:2010+A1:2021 (E)
6 Static tests programme
6.1 Test on vehicle (Level 1)
Table 1 — Test on vehicle (Level 1)
Name of the test Type test Routine Test
Record Check Record Check
6.1.1 Basic visual inspection
6.1.1.1
✓ ✓
The conformity of the vehicle data shall be checked
concerning
— vehicle type and number;
— vehicle inscriptions.
6.1.1.2
✓ ✓
The conformity of the pneumatic, mechanical, electric and
electronic brake equipment regarding types, quantity and
marking with the documentation shall be checked.
6.1.2 General safety related assessment of the installation
6.1.2.1
✓ ✓
The installation of the brake system parts in the veh
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