First laboratory for quality check of rails and sections opened in Aktobe
In Aktobe the testing laboratory is opened which will become the first certification center in Kazakhstan in terms of carrying out acceptance tests of rails and sections, reported BNews.kz.
It became possible after receiving the appropriate certification in the National Center for Expertise and Certification. The laboratory is part of the construction project of Aktobe Rail and Section Works (ARBZ) financed by Development Bank of Kazakhstan JSC (subsidiary of National Managing Holding Bayterek JSC, hereinafter referred to as Bank, DBK).
Startup of ARBZ is planned until the end of the current year.
On the basis of testing laboratory the integrated quality check of products manufactured by plant will be carried out according to 16 key parameters as follows: fluidity, strength, chemical composition, hardness, length, viscosity, etc. An automated European equipment allows to make difficult metallographic, macrostructural and physical and mechanical analyses of materials. In the long term the laboratory will certify not only production of Rail and Section Works but also other producers of steel products.
"Our laboratory will carry out acceptance tests of products according to technical regulations of the Customs Union. Laboratory analyses of hardness, impact strength and durability of rails and section are primarily focused on ensuring the maximum operational safe as the works plant is intended for the housing construction and railway tracks which are carrying out passenger traffic. The laboratory personnel, who was trained in the research centers of Russia and Italy, carries out the first physical and mechanical and chemical tests of materials with sample manufacturing", - noted the Chief of Central Plant Laboratory of Aktobe Rail and Section Plant LLP Mr.Bekali Turabekov.
After an exit of plant to full design capacity on the basis of laboratory 93 constant workplaces will be created.
It is worth noting that commissioning of ARBZ is planned in December, 2015. The total cost of the project related to construction of ARBZ is 412,6 million dollars, over 60% of necessary financing is provided from DBK for up to 10 years. Commissioning activities are currently underway at the enterprise. The rolling mill of the plant will produce 430 000 tons of rolls a year, including 200 000 tons – heat treated long (120 m) rails for high-speed network, 230 000 tons – section products (shape steel-rolled stock, ФАСОННАЯ ПРОДУКЦИЯ) for construction sector.