Studies and Reports

UIP technical note on operational aspects of using LL brake blocks

Guidelines developed by UIP Topical Committee Interoperability

 

 In April 2015 the UIP (Technical Committee “Economic Evaluation”) provided its national members with the detailed report “Noise – State of play”.  This report describes the status of the various initiatives taking place both at EU level and at member state level (including Switzerland) to reduce noise from rail freight traffic, and it contains appropriate recommendations for pursuing these strategies further at both levels. The report will be continually updated to reflect developments.


 

UIP technical note on marking of wagons with forced vent valve and vapour return

Guidelines developed by UIP Topical Committee Safety

 

In the past, according regional sector agreements and non-existing legislative rules, the marking of wagons flushed with nitrogen was different. Different markings may result in fatalities (injured or killed people) when entering the tank. In order to display the risk to everybody who is about to enter the tank as well as to give the operator clear information that a tank is flushed with nitrogen and ready for filling, a clear marking is necessary. This UIP Technical Note is drafted by the UIP Topical Committee Safety and provides for a Europe-wide instruction on how to mark a tank wagon flushed with nitrogen.

 

UIP technical note on marking of wagons flushed with nitrogen

Guidelines developed by UIP Topical Committee Safety

 

In the past, according regional sector agreements and non-existing legislative rules, the marking of wagons flushed with nitrogen was different. Different markings may result in fatalities (injured or killed people) when entering the tank. In order to display the risk to everybody who is about to enter the tank as well as to give the operator clear information that a tank is flushed with nitrogen and ready for filling, a clear marking is necessary. This UIP Technical Note is drafted by the UIP Topical Committee Safety and provides for a Europe-wide instruction on how to mark a tank wagon flushed with nitrogen.