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ERCI Webinar | Testing the Track with Modern Means

ERCI & STARS Webinar | Testing the Track with Modern Means

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9. November 2022
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Welcome words
- European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI)
Next Generation of Ultrasonic NDT for Railway Applications
- Prof. Henning Heuer | Fraunhofer IKTS
Reliability of NDT in Railways - How to optimize the availa-ble testing techniques
- Dr. Daniel Kanzler | applied validation of NDT (AV-NDT)
Questions & Answers
News from the ERCI Network
- European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI)
Lutz Hübner


Senior Manager
Rail Systems Technology
T +49 30 46302-573
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Innovative testing methods

In this webinar you will learn about testing the track with modern means.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS introduces to advanced inspection of catenary crimps and tracks by new generation of ultrasound inspection systems (e. g. SONIQ Rail Explorer developed in cooperation with Vossloh Rail). Moreover the participants get to know more about new developments in ultrasonic basic technology such as electronics, probe technology software and 3D Data visualisation by use of augmented reality. Finally Fraunhofer IKTS will end with an outlook to the requirements and possibilities for inspection of composite light weight train parts such as CRFP bogies.

In the presentation of AV-NDT, the probabilistic physical relationship within a modern testing system will be presented. And a modern approach how AI can help to lead to an secure infrastructure from material point of view. Non-destructive testing is an essential part of the safety and the reliability of infrastructure. Due to modern means this task can be done better than ever before. However, therefore it is essential to understand the relationships between the testing system itself and the testing task.

Please note

  • By registering for this webinar, you agree that the webinar will be recorded and published on the website of the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI).
  • Registered participants will receive an access link to the webinar in a separate e-mail.
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About ERCI

This webinar is organised by the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI). ERCI comprises 15 research and innovation-oriented railway technology clusters, covering 16 countries. ERCI represents more than 1,500 SMEs and aims to promote innovation and the development of new business opportunities as a means to sustainably strengthen competitiveness within the European railway industry. ERCI promotes cooperation between industry and research, initiates innovation projects, organises B2B meetings and workshops. This also includes promoting visibility and networking at EU level.