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CE Certificate for Interoperability in the Railway System

CE Certificate of Interoperability in the Railway System



Companies operating in the railway or rail systems sector are within the scope of the CE Certificate for interoperability in the railway system. Directive 2016/797/AT, which is the European Union regulation on this subject, was adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on 11 June 2016. The directive, which was adopted in our country within the framework of harmonization with the European Union legislation, explains the rules and principles required for the interoperability CE Certificate in the railway system. Companies that produce any component related to railway systems or provide services in this field can certify their works such as products, services, software, systems, etc., by obtaining a CE Certificate for interoperability in the railway system. This gives companies the opportunity to access the EU market and operate in accordance with legal processes in the domestic market.
What is the CE Certificate for Interoperability in the Railway System?
Interoperability refers to the performance a railway system must have in order for vehicles to move safely and uninterruptedly in international traffic. The regulation, which explains all the details about the interoperability CE Certificate in the railway system, has been developed for the following purposes:
• Facilitate rail transport services between national and international railway systems
• To improve and develop these services in a sustainable way
• Define the technical harmonization procedures related to these works
• To lay down the necessary conditions for interoperability in order to ensure railway safety, taking into account the principles of the Railway Safety Regulation
Interoperability in the railway system CE Certificate covers many issues from the design of these systems to the construction, commissioning, development and renewal of these systems, from the establishment of maintenance procedures to the determination of the qualifications of the personnel who will work in the maintenance. All health and safety conditions that may apply to the product and/or systems in question are taken into account during the certification process.


Interoperability in the Railway System CE Certificate Scope



The regulation on interoperability in the railway system has divided railway systems into the following subsystems:
• Structural subsystems
o Infrastructure
o Energy
o On-board / on-line control; control and signaling systems
o Towed and towed vehicles
• Functional subsystems
o Business and traffic management
o Maintenance
o Telematics applications for passenger and freight services
We can categorize the basic requirements that must be met by companies that want to obtain CE Certificate for interoperability in the railway system under the following headings:
• Safety
• Reliability and compliance
•    Health
• Protecting the environment
• Technical compatibility
• Accessibility

How to Obtain CE Certificate of Interoperability in Railway System?


We can summarize the work that companies that want to obtain CE Certificate for interoperability in the railway system should do as follows:
• Making the necessary tests, analyzes and/or calculations regarding the product to be documented belonging to the railway systems or subsystems.
• Preparation of the technical dossier; According to the regulation, the information and documents that should be in the technical file are as follows:
o EC verification statement
o General and detailed drawings of the system, hydraulic and/or electronic diagrams, control circuit diagrams, operation and maintenance manuals, data processing explanation etc.
o List of interoperability components
o Copy of inspection, test and inspection records conducted by notified bodies
o AT validation certificates
o Evaluation report prepared according to the common safety method for risk assessment
• Making an application to the notified body
• Carrying out other work required in line with the audit and supervision of the notified body; additional testing, documentation etc.
• After obtaining the CE Certificate for interoperability in the railway system, ensuring the validity of the certificate with surveillance audits


Interoperability in Railway System CE Certificate Benefits


We can summarize the advantages that will be obtained by certified enterprises as follows:
• To be able to supply various products and services used in railway systems to the European Union market
• To meet internal market requirements for national railway systems
• To ensure customer satisfaction by verifying the technical, health and safety requirements of the products; This will result in a significant reduction in product-related customer complaints and possible product recalls.
• To gain privilege and priority in the tenders for railway systems in the public and private sectors.
• To be able to benefit from the incentives, grants and supports made by the governments regarding the rail systems.
• Increase in corporate reputation


Interoperability in Railway System CE Certificate Consultancy


As in many other CE certification processes, Aşan Danışmanlık provides professional consultancy services to companies on interoperability CE Certificate in the railway system. Aşan Danışmanlık, which plans each stage of the certification process in the most accurate, reliable and transparent way, guides companies in all matters and responds quickly to their demands. For more detailed information on the subject, you can contact Aşan Danışmanlık.

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