RAILWAY CERTIFICATION LABORATORY
The RINA Services Railway Certification Laboratory was set up in 2011 as a certification test and pre-test laboratory for products to be used in the railway field according to European Directive 2008/57/EC on the interoperability of the trans-European high-speed and conventional rail systems.
The RINA Services Railway Certification Laboratory is a dedicated centre for testing of European systems:
• EUROBALISE: (both Balise and Balise Transmission Module – BTM and Lineside Electronic Unit - LEU) in accordance with the UNISIG SUBSET-036, SUBSET-085 and SUBSET-116 specifications (related to verification of BTM electromagnetic susceptibility);
• EUROLOOP: in accordance with the UNISIG SUBSET-044 and SUBSET-103 specifications;
• ETCS: in accordance with the UNISIG SUBSET-026, SUBSET-076 and SUBSET-094 specifications;
• GSM-R: in accordance with the EIRENE FRS and SRS, UIC O-3001, UNISIG SUBSET-093, UIC O-2475, DB Systel IOT Test Specification for EIRENE Networks, ETSI EN 301 515 and ETSI EN 301 419-7 specifications. Type testing according to CENELEC EN 50125 and EN 50155.
Since 2006, RINA has acquired extensive know-how in the EUROBALISE field, both at European level and by performing laboratory testing according to the UNISIG SUBSET-036 and SUBSET-085 specifications.
As concerns the ETCS laboratory (European Train Control System), RINA Services provides its own services to the European Railway Agency (ERA) for the revision and updating of the SUBSET-076 and SUBSET-094 specifications and for analysis of the System Requirement Specifications – SRS of the ETCS system (UNISIG SUBSET-026 V. 3.2.0) which will be published and included in the Technical Specifications for Interoperability – TSIs in 2012.
With regard to GSM-R equipment and networks, the RINA Services Railway Department has been carrying out tests and certification since 2004. At European level, it is the Notified Body which has issued the most EC Certificates of Conformity (about 30). RINA Services has worked with European Railway Agency (ERA), International Union of Railways (UIC), GSM-R Industry Group (IG), European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) and Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) to identify the mandatory requirements for railway interoperability from among all the requirements contained in the EIRENE SRS 15.0 and FRS 7.0. RINA Services also participated in the European project at which the test specifications were defined for verification of the interoperability requirements of the GSM-R networks (DB Systel IOT Test Specification for EIRENE Networks).