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BS EN 15085-2 Accreditation for Metal Fabrications

BS EN 15085-2 Accredited Metal Fabrications

Sheet metal fabrications company Hydram Sheet Metalwork has been accredited to the BS EN 15085-2 welding quality assurance standard.  Working in a range of business sectors including the rail industry, Hydram’s partners have benefitted from association with a BS EN 15085-2 accredited sheet metal supplier since 2017.  From railway vehicles to earth-moving equipment, Hydram’s customers can be assured that they are working with a responsible, professional, experienced, supply chain partner.  Here, you can find out more about the background to Hydram’s achievement of BS EN 15085-2.

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BS EN 15085-2

Hydram is certified to BS EN 15085-2 Class 1, the top level of accreditation for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC), and is amongst a limited number of class 1 certified companies in the UK.  Hydram achieved BS EN 15085-2 Class 2 in June 2017 and BS EN 15085-2 Class 1 in August 2018.

BS EN 15085-2 CL 1 CWRVC demonstrates a manufacturer’s competence for control of welding quality in production of railway vehicles and components.

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What Is BS EN 15085-2?

British and Euronorm Standard, BS EN 15085-2, also refered to as Certification for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC), is rapidly becoming a pre-requisite for contract award, or approved supplier status in the rail industry.  The BS EN 15085-2 certification shows that the welded parts, welding supervisors and inspectors, welders and welding operators meet the specified requirements of the international standard.  The CWRVC scheme demonstrates a manufacturer’s competence for control of welding quality in the production of railway vehicles and components.

Third party certification, ensured by specialist assessors, in compliance with EN 15085: Railway Applications – Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components, is increasing being recognised by manufacturers of components, sub-assemblies and vehicles in the rail industry.

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Qualified Welding in Metal Fabrication

According to the BS EN 15085-2 standard, the quality requirements of the manufacturers producing the welded railway vehicles, their components or sub-assemblies have to be determined according to the ISO 3834 standards.  Therefore, certification to BS EN 15085 must be together with ISO 3834.

To qualify for ISO 3834, companies must demonstrate that they have processes in place for welding procedure specifications, welder qualification, material control, inspection and testing, meeting best practice principles.  By qualifying, suppliers provide assurance to customers that they have the necessary welding quality management processes in place to consistently produce high quality welded products.  It also demonstrates a supplier’s commitment to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

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BS EN 15085-2 Accredited Fabricator

Hydram Sheet Metalwork is certified to BS EN 15085-2 Class 1, the top level of accreditation for Welding of Railway Vehicles and Components (CWRVC).

Hydram is amongst only a limited number of Class 1 certified companies in the UK.

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Hydram’s Certifications

Hydram is certified to the following standards:

  • ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standard
  • ISO 3834-2 Welding Standard
  • BS EN 15085-2 CL1 CWRVC Welding Standard
  • EN 17460 / DIN 6701 standard for adhesive bonding in rail industry
  • ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Standard
  • ISO 45001:2018 Health and Safety

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