Railway applications - Track - Test methods for fastening systems - Part 10: Proof load test for pull-out resistance
This European Standard specifies a test procedure to confirm that the force necessary to pull the anchorage of a rail fastening assembly out of the sleeper or other supporting element is greater than a prescribed value (i.e. it is a 'proof load' test).
This test is for components of the fastening system which are:
a) cast into concrete during the manufacture of sleepers or other supporting elements;
b) glued into the cast or drilled holes in concrete; or
c) screwed or otherwise attached to wood, plastic or steel sleepers or other supporting elements.
This test is not applicable to embedded rails.