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Guideline of the Railway Vehicles Coordination Committee (Draft Guideline DVS 1619)

Procedure for the certification of welding manufacturers for welding railway vehicles and components according to EN 15085-2

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Contents 1 General 2 3 4 4.1 4.2 4.2.1 4.2.2 4.2.3 4.3 4.4 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.3.1 5.3.2 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 5.10 5.11 5.12 5.13 5.14 References to standards, regulations and guidelines Classification of the certificates Requirements Quality requirements Staff requirements Welding coordinators Welders/welding operators Inspection personnel Equipment Welding procedure specifications Certification procedure and verification Manufacturer certification bodies Application Audit Site inspection Interview with welding coordinators Documentation Final discussion Issuance of the certificate Period of validity Verification Renewal of the certificate Modification of the certificate Revocation of the certificate Validity of the certificate Exceptions Transitional regulations

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Annex 1 Annex 2 Annex 3 Annex 4 Annex 5 Annex 6 Annex 7 Annex 8

Application for certification for the welding of railway vehicles and components according to EN 15085-2 Sample report Sample certificate for CL 1 to CL 3 Sample certificate for CL 4 Certified and also applicable materials groups according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 for certificates according to EN 15085-2 Special regulations for the repair of railway vehicles according to DIN 272016 Nomenclature for the certificate number EN 15085-2 Regulations for the transition from the DIN 6700 series of standards to EN 15085

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1 General This guideline describes the process of the certification of welding manufacturers for the welding of railway vehicles and components according to EN 15085-2 "Railway applications – Welding of railway vehicles and components – Part 2: Quality requirements and certification of welding manufacturer" and serves to define a uniform procedure. It is binding for all manufacturer certification bodies participating in this certification system and also includes supplementary information on the standard. The Federal Railway Authority (EBA) is the national safety authority responsible for railway traffic in Germany. The rules and regulations issued by the EBA must be taken into account for the certification of the welding manufacturers. Note: For railway traffic on non-federal railways, rules and regulations of the relevant authorities of the federal states may have to be observed. The Railway Vehicles Coordination Committee is the responsible steering body to ensure a uniform procedure of the manufacturer certification bodies. This guideline was prepared by the Coordination Committee in collaboration with DVS Working Group A7, "Welding in the Construction of Railway Vehicles". The certification of welding manufacturers is based on generally accepted rules of technology. For the welding of railway vehicles and components, these generally accepted rules of technology are embodied in:
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the EN 15085-1 to EN 15085-5 series of standards, and additionally applicable reference standards.

Welding manufacturers wanting to undertake welding work in new build (including finishing welding) or in repair must provide evidence of their qualification according to EN 15085-2. Welded subassemblies of railway vehicles and components that have been manufactured or repaired by welding manufacturers not in possession of the required certificate are not considered to comply with the standards. Manufacturers who do not perform any welding work themselves but - design, or - purchase & assemble, or - purchase & resell welded components and subassemblies require a certificate for the certification level CL 4. Such qualification is considered to have been demonstrated if a certificate has been issued by a manufacturer certification body. A welding manufacturer having several welding facilities requires a separate certificate for each facility. The certificate becomes invalid when the prerequisites upon which it was granted, no longer exist. Annexes 6 and 8 contain supplementary regulations on the repair of railway vehicles and/or for the transition from the DIN 6700 series of standards to the EN 15085 that are only applicable to railway traffic in Germany.
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2 References to standards, regulations and guidelines This Guideline incorporates provisions from other publications by dated or undated references. The relevant publications of such normative references in the text are listed below. In case of dated references, subsequent amendments or revisions of these publications are only included in this Guideline if they have been formally incorporated by an amendment or a revision. For undated references, always the latest edition of the referenced document applies. EN 15085-1 EN 15085-2 Railway applications – Welding of railway vehicles and components – Part 1: General Railway applications – Welding of railway vehicles and components – Part 2: Quality requirements and certification of welding manufacturer Railway applications – Welding of railway vehicles and components – Part 3: Design requirements Railway applications – Welding of railway vehicles and components – Part 4: Production requirements Railway applications – Welding of railway vehicles and components – Part 5: Inspection, testing and documentation Qualification test of welders – Fusion welding – Part 1: Steels Qualification test of welders – Fusion welding – Part 2: Aluminium and aluminium alloys Approval testing of welders – Fusion welding – Part 3: Copper and copper alloys Welding personnel – Approval testing of welding operators for fusion welding and resistance weld setters for fully mechanized and automatic welding of metallic materials Welding coordination – Tasks and responsibilities Non destructive testing – Qualification and certification of NDT personnel – General principles Welding – Arc stud welding of metallic materials Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – General rules Welding – Guidelines for a metallic materials grouping system

EN 15085-3 EN 15085-4 EN 15085-5

EN 287-1 EN ISO 9606-2 EN ISO 9606-3 EN 1418

EN ISO 14731 EN 473 EN ISO 14555 EN ISO 15607 CEN ISO/TR 15608

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3 December 2008 EN ISO 15609-1 Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure specification Part 1: Arc welding Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure specification Part 2: Gas welding Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Qualification based on previous welding experience Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Qualification based on preproduction welding test Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure test – Part 1: Arc and gas welding of steels and arc welding of nickel and nickel alloys Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials . Page 6 of 23 EN ISO 15609-2 EN ISO 15611 EN ISO 15613 EN ISO 15614-1 EN ISO 15614-2 EN ISO 15614-3 EN ISO 15614-6 EN ISO 15614-7 EN ISO 15614-12 EN ISO 15614-13 EN ISO 15620 EN ISO 3834-2 EN ISO 3834-3 EN ISO 3834-4 .Welding procedure test – Part 3: Fusion welding of non-alloyed and low-alloyed cast irons Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials .Welding procedure test – Part 2: Arc welding of aluminium and its alloys Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials .Welding procedure test – Part 6: Arc and gas welding of copper and its alloys Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure test – Part 7: Overlay welding of steel Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials – Welding procedure test – Part 12: Spot.Welding procedure test – Part 13: Resistance butt and flash welding Welding – Friction welding of metallic materials Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials – Part 2: Comprehensive quality requirements Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials – Part 3: Standard quality requirements Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials – Part 4: Elementary quality requirements Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. seam and projection welding Specification and qualification of welding procedures for metallic materials .

Page 7 of 23 .3 December 2008 EN ISO 4063 DIN 27201-6 DVS 1608 code of practice Welding and allied processes – Nomenclature of processes and reference numbers State of railway vehicles – Basic principles and production technology – Part 6: Welding Design and fatigue testing of welded joints of aluminium and aluminium alloys in the construction of railway vehicles (in preparation) General guidelines for planning the welding production in the construction of railway vehicles Quality requirements on subcontractors for welding railway vehicles and components Inspection and testing of welding in the construction of railway vehicles Production weld tests in the construction of railway vehicles Notes on implementing EN 15085 – Comparison with DIN 6700 Welding coordinators in the construction of railway vehicles Design and fatigue testing of welded steel joints in the construction of railway vehicles Straightening in the construction of railway vehicles DVS 1610 code of practice DVS 1617 code of practice DVS 1620 code of practice DVS 1621 code of practice DVS 1623 code of practice DVS 1109 guideline DVS 1612 guideline DVS 1614 guideline Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619.

The certification levels should be specified in the relevant drawing (see EN 15085-3). In the absence of such specification. Included certification level. this must be indicated in the certificate. A CL 1 certificate also permits design or purchase & resale or purchase & assembly for all certification levels if so indicated in the certificate. the national safety authority (which in Germany is the EBA) and the customer should be consulted as appropriate. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. A CL 4 certificate permits design or purchase & resale or purchase & assembly for the certification level specified in the field of application of the certificate. A CL 2 certificates also permits design or purchase & resale or purchase & assembly for the certification levels CL 2 and CL 3 if so indicated in the certificate. these certification levels depend on the weld performance class (CP) of the welded joints and the safety relevance of the components and subassemblies. For this purpose. According to EN 15085-2. the certification level according to EN 15085-2 must be determined prior to submitting the application. Included certification levels Certified certification level CL 1 CL 2 CL 3 CL 4 X Certified certification level. The certification levels that are included in the level for which the certificate was issued are listed in the following Table 1: Table 1. Included certification level CL 1 X CL 2 CL 3 CL 4  X   X 1) 2) X 3)  1) 2) 3) Note: If CL 4 for design is not included. section 4. Page 8 of 23 .3 December 2008 3 Classification of the certificates The certificates are classified based on the certification levels (CL) defined in EN 15085-2.

Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. the welding manufacturer must furnish evidence of the professional experience of the welding coordinators. 4.2 of EN 15085-2 specifies who may deputise without restriction for the responsible welding coordinator. Welding coordinators without a qualification according to the relevant IIW/EWF guidelines (IWE/EWE. EN 15085-2 contains minimum requirements on the availability of welding coordinators.3 December 2008 4 Requirements The requirements on the welding manufacturer for the certification level applied for can be seen from EN 15085-2. IWS/EWS) must demonstrate the necessary technical knowledge on welding during an extended interview as part of the certification audit. The independence of the welding coordinators must be clearly shown in an organization chart. please refer to section 5.3. evidence of qualification).1.1 Quality requirements With regard to the EN 15085 series of standards. The tasks and areas of competence of the welding coordinators must comply with the requirements of EN 15085-2.2. Evidence of calibration and validation of the measuring. they must have the required authority to instruct and their own decision-making power.1 Welding coordinators The welding manufacturer must demonstrate its compliance with the requirements of section 5. Further explanations are included in Sections 4. IWT/EWT. Annex B. the welding manufacturer must demonstrate its compliance with the requirements of EN ISO 3834-2 to EN ISO 3834-4 to the manufacturer certification body. The required number of welding coordinators depends on the size of the welding manufacturer as well as the extent of the welding production and the number of subcontractors. this must be indicated in the certificate. For details please refer to section 5 and Annex C of EN 15085-2. please refer to Annex C of EN 15085-2.2 Staff requirements 4. For details. In addition. inspection and testing equipment (see section 16 of EN ISO 3834-2) is only necessary if this is contractually required. The welding manufacturer must provide evidence of the professional experience of its welding coordinators (e. They must be laid down in writing for each welding coordinator and must be verified by the manufacturer certification body as part of the audit for the certification. for production. Note: For further details.2 "Interview with welding coordinators" of this Guideline. Page 9 of 23 .4 of this Guideline. The manufacturer certification body must verify that the responsible welding coordinators are integrated in the organization of the welding manufacturer in a way that allows them to attend to their tasks in their areas of competence pursuant to EN ISO 14731 without any restrictions.1 to 4.1.g.g. If the areas of competence are separated (e. Section 5.2 and Annex C of EN 15085-2. For this purpose. 4. subcontracting and design).

  Auditors of a manufacturer certification body may not act as external welding coordinators.  For repair/finishing welding. A welding coordinator may only be approved for a maximum of two welding manufacturers. the external welding coordinator should be present during at least 50% of the welding production within scope of the relevant standard (evidenced in a work book).1. joint type and dimension.2.3 "Subcontracted welding coordinator" of EN 15085-2. The following table shall apply Maximum number of manufacturers for which a welding coordinator may be approved: Variant A B C CL 1. the welding manufacturer must furnish BW and FW welder qualification test certificates. Since both butt and fillet welds are common in railway vehicle construction.2 Subcontracted welding coordinators Welding coordinators who are not employed directly (on site) by the respective welding manufacturer are "subcontracted welding coordinators" (referred to below as "external welding coordinators) – please refer to section 5. For certification level CL 4 (manufacturers without own welding production). 4. Page 10 of 23 . For subcontracted welding coordinators. material group.3 December 2008 4.3 Welders/welding operators For each welding process. This also applies to part-time staff who work less than 50% of the collectively agreed working hours. According to EN 15085-2.2. a welding coordinator may serve a maximum of three manufacturers. the following must be observed:  The working hours of external welding coordinators must be contractually agreed so that they can perform their tasks as defined in Annex B of EN 15085-2 (evidenced in a work book). at least two welders/welding operators with a valid qualification pursuant to the applicable standards must be available. the following applies:  For new build production. all work books must be submitted to the auditor of the manufacturer certification body to allow an assessment of the overall extent of his or her work. CL 2 2 1 CL 4 1 2 3 In that case. the required presence depends on the extent of the welding production within the scope of the relevant standard (evidenced in a work book). the responsible welding coordinator may be subcontracted in special cases. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. In addition.

must be sufficient in size and nature to allow a proper and reproducible performance of welding work. evaluate and conduct welder qualification tests. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. Page 11 of 23 . approval of welding procedure specifications The welding coordinators recognized for the welding manufacturer are authorized to organize. Conditions: ○ The welding coordinators must have demonstrated appropriate technical knowledge and skills in the audit. welding procedure specifications (WPS) in line with EN ISO 15607 (EN ISO 15609ff. Evidence must be furnished as described in section 4.4 Welding procedure specifications According to EN 15085-2. 4. 4. acceptance of production weld tests.2. including workplaces for assembly. the welding manufacturer must have inspection personnel.4 of EN 15085-4. Existing approved welding procedure specifications remain valid.1. EN ISO 14555. Weld operators must be qualified pursuant to EN 1418. accept production weld tests. The evidence based on available experience (EN ISO 15611) only applies to welds of the weld performance class CP C3 (see EN 15085-4) 4. The existence of certified inspection personnel pursuant to EN 473 must be demonstrated if inspections in the inspection classes CT 1 and CT 2 according to EN 15085-3 are required.2 of EN 15085-2 must be complied with. EN ISO 15620) are required for welds of the weld performance classes CP A to CP C3.3 December 2008 The field of work of welders/welding operators in production must be in line with the scope of the available qualification test certificates.1. the welding manufacturer must additionally provide evidence of production weld tests prior to production as required by section 4. and conduct inspections for the approval of welding procedure specifications.4 Inspection personnel According to section 5.3 Equipment The production workplaces.5 Organization of welder qualification tests. The requirements of section 5. For welding work that is not covered by the welder qualification test.4 of EN 15085-2.2. ○ The welding coordinators concerned with these responsibilities must be named in the certificate pursuant to EN 15085-2.4 of EN 15085-4. Their performance and validity are governed by DVS 1621. 4.

Page 12 of 23 . the following provisions apply: o Process number: 43 according to EN ISO 4063. 4. 4.6.g. draft 2008-03 o Materials: aluminium and Al alloys o Dimensions: all dimensions for which evidence of welding procedure specifications pursuant to EN 15085-4. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. a shorter verification interval (e. The evaluation criteria (such as weld performance class) and the inspection procedures (such as weld inspection class) must be determined by the welding coordinator and – if contractually agreed – be aligned with the customer. a responsible welding coordinator of the qualification level B may be approved for this purpose.6 Supplementary regulations 4.6. Instead of a certification pursuant to EN 15085-2.2 Single-purpose production Single-purpose production in the certification level CL 1 is the fully mechanized welding production of identical subassemblies in a series (e. section 4. The certificate pursuant to EN 15085-2 must be limited to the subassembly and the welding procedure specification.g.1.4 Friction stir welding – application of the welding process For the application of friction stir welding.1 Manufacturer's qualification for longitudinally welded pipes as semifinished products For the manufacturing of longitudinally welded pipes (with the welding procedures HF. LB) that are to be used as semi-finished products for the certification levels CL 1 and CL 2. a manufacturer's qualification is required. every six months) may be agreed.6. the manufacturer (foundry) must furnish proof of the warranted properties and the necessary casting quality by tests and inspections. also one of the following comparable certifications may be accepted: ○ Certification pursuant to EN ISO 3834-2 including qualification of the welding procedure pursuant to EN ISO 15614 ○ Certification pursuant to the Building Products Guideline.3 Finishing welding Finishing welding on subassemblies of the certification level CL 1. The responsible welding coordinator may also be a foundry engineer if he/she has demonstrated "comprehensive technical knowledge" pursuant to EN ISO 14731 for this field of application in the interview.3 December 2008 4.6. The manual skill of the welder may be demonstrated by an appropriately documented production weld test. cardan shafts). 4. system 2+ ○ Certification pursuant to AD 2000 code W 0. Notwithstanding the requirements of EN 15085-2.4 is available at the welding manufacturer. Details on the inspection and verification measures must be agreed with the manufacturer certification body.

. CP D Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. For safety category "high": Applies only to welds with full penetration and full accessibility for inspection (NDT) in production and maintenance. For maintenance. Testing for surface cracks in production and maintenance must be possible.3 December 2008 o Quality requirements: weld performance classes CP A to CP C2 according to EN 15085-3. CP C1 CP C2. table 1. .Welding coordinator: Level A according to EN 15085-2. visual inspection in production is sufficient. In addition. the following specifications must be observed: a) Permissible shapes of welds: CP CP A CP B Permissible shapes of welds Applies only to welds with full penetration and full accessibility for inspection (NDT) in production and maintenance. the selection criteria according to EN 15085-3. CP C3. a responsible welding coordinator of the qualification level B may be approved. 1. o Scope of inspection: corresponding to EN 15085-5. for manufacturers only certified for friction stir welding. Testing for surface cracks in production and maintenance must be possible. tables 2 and 3 apply. 2.5 Weld performance class CP – Permissible shapes of welds – Allocation of the weld inspection class CT As a matter of principle. For safety category "medium": Also applies to welds without full penetration and without the possibility of a volumetric test.Welding procedure specification: according to EN ISO 15609-1. Applies to all shapes of welds without special requirements on the testing of the welds. Page 13 of 23 . generally weld performance class CP C 2 applies.Welding operator qualification test: according to EN 1418. 4. evidence according to EN ISO 15614-2.Production weld tests: according to EN ISO 15613 with the following scope of verification:  visual inspection according to EN 970  radiography according to EN 1435  technological bend test according to EN 910  macrosection. . . Also applies to welds without full penetration and without the possibility of a volumetric test.Certified according to EN 15085-2: certification level CL 1.6. o Operational prerequisites: . if appropriate with higher weld inspection class CT.

CT 2 (100% VT + 10% surface tests). Page 14 of 23 . e. materials tending to crack).g. for steels of group 11 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608: CP C2 .g. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619.3 December 2008 b) Allocation of the weld inspection class CT: Considering the material conditions (e. a different allocation may be decided.

For subcontracting. the submission of the Annex(es) to the application is waived. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. With the application. In the certification procedure. The manufacturer certification body issuing the certificate must be notified of any modifications occurring during the period of its validity. 5.6). it must be verified that the welding manufacturer is only listed once in the Online Register Railway Vehicles. the welding manufacturer confirms that it complies with the generally accepted rules of technology and that it submits to the annual verification. The manufacturer certification body must audit and verify the welding manufacturers in a way that it can be demonstrated that the requirements of the EN 15085 series of standards and this Guideline are complied with. If no changes have occurred in the meantime.3 December 2008 5 Certification procedure and verification Section 6 of EN 15085-2 describes the procedure for certifying welding manufacturers. If an external welding coordinator has been recognized by several manufacturer certification bodies. The documents on the previous certification(s) must be made available to the "new" manufacturer certification body. if applicable these must be supplemented by production weld tests (this applies in particular to repair welding manufacturers). In Germany. The application for the initial or renewed certification must be addressed by the welding manufacturer to one of the manufacturer certification bodies recognized by the national safety authority. The manufacturer certification bodies must be included in the Online Register Railway Vehicles (register of the certified welding manufacturers in railway vehicle construction) (see section 5.1 Manufacturer certification bodies Audits may only be performed by the manufacturer certification bodies recognized by the national safety authority. Page 15 of 23 . material group according to CEN ISO/TR 15608. the welding manufacturer must furnish evidence that it has the welder qualifications tests and evidence of welding procedure specifications required for the range of certification applied for. the welding manufacturer defines the range of certification (welding process. For a renewal of the certificate. dimensions) in a way that it meets the requirements for its welding production. the DVS 1617 code of practice includes further information. If it can be seen from the application that the manufacturer used to be handled by another manufacturer certification body. the "new" manufacturer certification body must inform the "old" manufacturer certification body. the application form must again be completed and the "renewal application" box must be checked. these must consult with each other. 5. With its application for certification according to EN 15085-2.2 Application Annex 1 contains the "Application for certification for the welding of railway vehicles and components according to EN 15085-2". the EBA keeps a list of the recognized manufacturer certification bodies. After the completion of the certification procedure.

-3 and/or -4. qualification of welding procedures documentation of the welding planning (drawings. the verification is performed on the basis of production weld tests for the responsible welding coordinators' evaluation. If the manufacturer has welders with valid qualification tests certificates.3 December 2008 5.3. Otherwise. inspection and test plan).3 Audit The certification is preceded by an audit. If the required welder/welding operator qualification test certificates are not available. some of the welder qualification tests or production weld tests accepted by the welding coordinators must be submitted to the manufacturer certification body for examination. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. As part of the audit.1 and 5. Note: Welder qualification tests and/or production weld tests may only be accepted by welding coordinators who have demonstrated the related qualification as part of the audit. the field of application. welding tests are required for planned new entries of welding coordinators. production weld tests will be necessary. − As part of the first audit. issued test certificate. If the manufacturer certification body does not confirm the test results. welding tests in the form of production weld tests. If there are doubts concerning the knowledge and skills of the welders. the welding manufacturer must demonstrate that the welding coordinators have the technical knowledge on welding and the qualification as required by section 5. The test certificate may only be issued by welding coordinators who are identified in the certificate of the welding manufacturer. the following is verified: − − − − available personnel including evidence of valid qualification test certificates equipment including production and production quality welding procedure specifications. Page 16 of 23 . memorandum on the verification of the technical knowledge and the weld test specimens. evaluation sheet. welding plan.2. The test covers: welding procedure specification. the scope of the welding shops and the materials used.2 of this guideline). For a renewal of the certificate. new tests have to be taken. procedures and material groups as required by the applicable standards. these tests can be made as part of the audit and the related certificates can be issued by the manufacturer certification body. so test specimens with tack welds should be available. The extent of the audit depends on the certification level. compliance with the quality requirements of EN ISO 3834-2. During that audit.1.2 of EN 15085-2 (see also further information on the interview in sections 4. welder qualification tests or procedure qualification tests are mandatory to demonstrate the practical knowledge of the welding coordinators. the number of welders and the welding procedures.

the proper execution of the welded subassemblies and structures resulting from the current production will be verified. the national rules and regulations on occupational safety and the prevention of accidents must be taken into account.1 For certification levels CL 1 and CL 2: General requirements based on EN 15085-1: Scope.3. depending on the certification level. To demonstrate this. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619.2 Interview with welding coordinators During this informal interview.1 (welding coordination) and 5.2 of EN 15085-2 in an extended interview.3 (welding coordination organization) of EN 15085-2. In the interview. In this respect. documents (such as technical books. Page 17 of 23 . The welding coordinators are also responsible for making the relevant entries on the semi-annual internal qualification renewals at the manufacturer's (may be software-assisted). During these inspections. standards. If during the initial certification. they must know where to find provisions on specific problems.3. The standards must be available in a language that the welding coordinators understand.3 December 2008 The welding coordinators must keep a list of the employed welders showing which welders have which valid qualifications.3.2. This does not mean that the welding coordinators must know all these standards and regulations by heart. the technical knowledge according to section 6 of EN ISO 14731 must be demonstrated depending on the level of the welding coordinator. quality requirements. The questions are limited to issues that may arise within the scope of the standards. the welding coordinators must find the applicable standard and the relevant provision included in it within a reasonable time. the implementation of the above requirements in the welding production is verified. This also includes any other standards and regulations applicable to the field of activity.1 Site inspection Site inspections are made together with the welding coordinators. 5. materials and welding procedures for which the certificate is applied for. terms and definitions. the first verification audit is made when production is started. the welding coordinators must demonstrate technical knowledge on the special requirements of the EN 15085 series of standards and the related DVS codes of practice / guidelines. no corresponding subassemblies are in use. In addition. 5. adequate knowledge must be demonstrated in the fields listed below.1. Persons without a IIW/EWF qualification who are to be recognized as welding coordinators must demonstrate the required technical knowledge pursuant to EN ISO 14731 and section 5. guidelines) or provisions if any issued by the national safety authority may be used freely. the compliance with the requirements of sections 5. training documents. and the compliance with the quality requirements of EN ISO 3834-3 (if applicable) must be verified. 5. In addition. Rather. For certification level CL 4. As a matter of principle.

item 4) The requirements also include knowledge on other standards and regulations that may be applicable. welding procedure specifications. Special issues (see Annex 2. drawing data. Production requirements based on EN 15085-4: Planning documents. repair. Quality requirements and certification based on EN 15085-2: Quality requirements. tolerances. conformity. welding consumables. quality levels. testing and documentation based on EN 15085-5: Inspection and testing before.3. weld performance classes and weld inspection classes. parent materials. inspection and test planning. staff requirements. production weld tests. organization. organization. documentation. quality levels. technical requirements. welding procedures. Design requirements based on EN 15085-3: Design requirements. evidence of welding procedure specifications. welding sequence plan Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. material selection. technical requirements. to the extent applicable. joint preparation. terms and definitions. testing laboratories.3 December 2008 Quality requirements and certification based on EN 15085-2: Quality requirements on the welding manufacturer. such as:  DVS 1608  DVS 1610  DVS 1612  DVS 1614  DVS 1617  DVS 1620  DVS 1621 Design and fatigue testing of welded joints of aluminium and aluminium alloys in the construction of railway vehicles General guidelines for planning the welding production in the construction of railway vehicles Design and fatigue testing of welded steel joints in the construction of railway vehicles Straightening in the construction of railway vehicles Quality requirements on subcontractors for welding railway vehicles and components Inspection and testing of welding in the construction of railway vehicles Production weld tests in the construction of railway vehicles 5. field of application: Design: General requirements based on EN 15085-1: Scope.2 For certification level CL 4. staff requirements. to the extent applicable.2. weld performance classes and weld inspection classes. Inspection. requirements on the welding. tolerances. drawing data. including welding plan. requirements on weld joints. requirements on weld joints. material selection. testing laboratories. quality requirements. Page 18 of 23 . during and after welding. joint preparation. Production requirements based on EN 15085-4: Planning documents. Design requirements based on EN 15085-3: Design requirements.

Special issues (see Annex 2. technical requirements. welding procedure specifications.3 For certification level CL 4. Design requirements based on EN 15085-3: Drawing data. Production requirements based on EN 15085-4: Planning documents. welding procedures. quality requirements. item 4) The requirements also include knowledge on other standards and regulations that may be applicable. parent materials. Quality requirements and certification based on EN 15085-2: Quality requirements. documentation. terms and definitions. tolerances. conformity. joint preparation. such as:  DVS 1614  DVS 1617  DVS 1620  DVS 1621 Straightening in the construction of railway vehicles Quality requirements on subcontractors for welding railway vehicles and components Inspection and testing of welding in the construction of railway vehicles Production weld tests in the construction of railway vehicles Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. documentation. inspection and test planning. field of application: purchase & resale or purchase & assembly (as applicable): General requirements based on EN 15085-1: Scope. evidence of welding procedure specifications. during and after welding. Inspection. requirements on weld joints. testing laboratories. such as:  DVS 1608  DVS 1610  DVS 1612  DVS 1620 Design and fatigue testing of welded joints of aluminium and aluminium alloys in the construction of railway vehicles General guidelines for planning the welding production in the construction of railway vehicles Design and fatigue testing of welded steel joints in the construction of railway vehicles Inspection and testing of welding in the construction of railway vehicles 5. requirements on the welding. item 4) The requirements also include knowledge on other standards and regulations that may be applicable. weld performance classes and weld inspection classes. welding consumables. staff requirements. production weld tests.3 December 2008 Inspection. Special issues (see Annex 2.3.2. conformity. organization. material selection. testing and documentation based on EN 15085-5: Inspection and testing before. testing and documentation based on EN 15085-5: Inspection and test planning. quality levels. Page 19 of 23 .

The certificate is posted in the Online Register Railway Vehicles in one of the three language versions of the EN 15085 series of standards agreed within Europe (German. the certificate must contain the following information: − Name and address of the welding manufacturer For each welding manufacturer. Field of application The field of application must be stated in line with Annex A of EN 15085-2. − − − Range of certification The range of certification must be presented in a clear format (see Annex 3). The qualification of the welding coordinators must be stated in line with EN 15085-2. also the allocation of parts and subassembly allocation with the corresponding certification level must be stated for the range of certification.en15085.4 Documentation The manufacturer certification body documents its professional/technical assessment in a report based on the sample enclosed as Annex 2 to this Guideline.3 December 2008 5. For CL 4 certificates. with the management of the firm. Page 20 of 23 . It is Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. the highest certification level pursuant to EN 15085-2 must be stated.5 Final discussion The result of the audit is evaluated in a discussion with the welding coordinators and.de") The manufacturer certification body is obliged to post the certificate in the Online Register Railway Vehicles within two weeks of completion of the certification procedure. As a minimum. the manufacturer certification body must evaluate their equivalence.6 Issuance of the certificate Upon a successful audit. a separate certificate is required. An official copy of this report is given to the welding manufacturer and a copy is sent to the national safety authority. if appropriate. Finishing welding recognition for a single-purpose production must be stated separately.net" or "www. It must also be indicated if the "design" field of application of certification level CL 4 is not to be included in the range of certification of certificates of levels CL 1 or CL 2 (recommended wording "except design"). Only certificate posted in the Online Register Railway Vehicles are valid. For comparable foreign qualifications. these must already be indicated in the field of application. French). 5. 5. The certification level according to EN 15085-2 must be stated in the certificate. the manufacturer certification body issues a certificate pursuant to Annex 3 (for CL 1 to CL 3) or Annex 4 (CL 4) of this Guideline which states that the welding manufacturer is qualified to perform welding work in line with the requirements of the standard and the manufacturer certification body posts the certificate in the Online Register Railway Vehicles (link: "www.en15085. English. If there are any restrictions. The welding manufacturer can specify the language in its application. Certification level Here.

Annex 5 contains the also applicable material groups and related material designations of the materials customary in railway vehicle construction. e.g.Materials that cannot be allocated to a group according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (e. materials pursuant to CIS standards) are identified in the comments section.Indication of the materials according to the CEN ISO/TR 15608 technical report. the group is sufficient. IWP/EWP) or level according to EN 15085-2 must be stated. If they are stated on the reverse. finishing welding. production.Fillet weld thicknesses are only in exceptional cases included in the dimensions (e. The dimensions to be stated include the wall thickness tmin . ○ Dimensions The following specifications apply to the definition of the dimensions: . . ○ Welding processes Welding processes must be indicated using the nomenclature and reference number of DIN EN ISO 4063. ○ Material groups The following specifications apply to the definition of the materials: . ○ Comments Special characteristics. IWE/EWE.g. this must be indicated on the front.g. External welding coordinators must be marked "external".3 December 2008 the welding manufacturer's responsibility to ensure that the welder qualification tests and the evidence of welding procedure specifications required for the respective job are available. IWS/EWS. date of birth. Page 21 of 23 . different organizational units). IWP/EWP) or level according to EN 15085-2 must be stated. IWS/EWS.tmax and for pipes additionally Dmin . must be stated in the range of certification or on the reverse. series of standards.g. hard facing with austenitic manganese steel plates. overlay welding. the sub-group must be indicated. type of weld. Deputy with equal rights First name. there may be deviations for fillet welds (e. date of birth. IIW/EWF qualification (e.Ranges of dimensions are not to be stated with decimal points but rounded. in case of single-purpose production) .g. family name. Based on the EN ISO 15614 ff.The dimensions must be clear and be stated separately for sheets and pipes. design. − − Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619.g. IWE/EWE. these must be indicated as well (e. Austenitic manganese steel is indicated as "Austenitic manganese steel" in the materials section. In case of separate areas of competence. IWT/EWT.In special cases. for steels of groups 1 to 3. Responsible welding coordinator First name. . IWT/EWT.Dmax. family name. grounding bushes) . for all other materials. IIW/EWF qualification (e. This material is included in the Online Register Railway Vehicles.g.

g. IIW/EWF qualification (e. depending on the extent of production. Each welding manufacturer may only have one number (no duplication of numbers). additional inspection and testing as part of the quality assurance. subassemblies) and the quality records on running and completed projects as well as to knowledge about new standards and regulations. continuous production weld tests.g. This serves to ensure that follow-up jobs can be processed without delay. the results of internal audits may be considered Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619. IWS/EWS. IWP/EWP) or level according to EN 15085-2 must be stated. During the annual on-site verification. If there are good reasons. IWT/EWT. testing and assignment of additional welders. The year of the initial certification is kept. the manufacturer certification body may make the validity of the certificate contingent on the satisfaction of additional conditions (e. any such conditions must be stated in the report according to Annex 2. the manufacturer certification body verifies the compliance with the requirements of EN 15085-1 to -5 in the field of application for which the certificate was granted during the period of the certificate's validity. Period of validity Date of issue Name of auditor Signature (head of the manufacturer certification body or its authorized representative) − − − − − 5.3 December 2008 − Additional deputies First name. Note: If additional deputies are stated on the reverse. The verification is based on the following principles: − compliance with EN 15085-1 to -5. The annual verification will also be carried out if no parts or subassemblies according to EN 15085 ff are available in the workshop at the time of the audit. It is valid for a maximum period of three (3) years. Certificate number The nomenclature described in Annex 5 of this Guideline must be observed. 5. additional welding coordinators. This means that the welding manufacturer must in any case demonstrate that it continues to satisfy the staffrelated and operational requirements of the standard for as long as its certificate is listed in the register. and − annual verification on site by the manufacturer certification body. IWE/EWE.8 Verification As stipulated in section 7 of EN 15085-2. family name. this must be indicated on the front. date of birth. The verification relates to the current production (parts. If certification was granted with conditions. production verified by the manufacturer certification body). Page 22 of 23 . the verification interval may be shortened.7 Period of validity of the certificate The certificate is issued for a limited period and subject to revocation.

12 Validity of the certificate The certificate is only valid for the respective welding manufacturer (site of the facility) and its welding coordinators. 5. in case of separate welding shops). a modification application (no special form required) must be submitted to the manufacturer certification body without delay.3 December 2008 (e. 5.11 Revocation of the certificate The manufacturer certification body or the national safety authority may revoke a certificate if the conditions pursuant to EN 15085-2 are no longer satisfied. Page 23 of 23 . the certificate may be renewed following an audit of the welding manufacturer (site inspection) by the manufacturer certification body without comprehensive interview and production weld tests if:  the welding coordinators continue to perform their functions without any changes over the previous certification and  the technical. 5. the welding coordinators must also demonstrate their knowledge of new standards and regulations. The national safety authority must be notified of the revocation by the manufacturer certification body.10 Modification of the certificate If there are any changes in the scope of the certificate.g. 5. In case of violations against generally accepted rules of technology or this Guideline. During the site inspection. the national safety authority must be informed (e. The welding manufacturer must acknowledge the revocation to the manufacturer certification body in writing. staff-related and organizational conditions comply with the requirements of the standard and  valid qualification test certificates for the welders and the welding personnel are available and  there have been no material complaints in the range of certification. also by the customer). The main customer for the current production must be informed of the revocation by the welding manufacturer.13 Exceptions Any exceptions and disputes between the welding manufacturer and the manufacturer certification body are decided by the national safety authority.g. 5.9 Renewal of the certificate After the period of validity of the certificate has expired. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619.

3 December 2008 Application for certification for the welding of railway vehicles and components according to EN 15085-2 Name of welding manufacturer: Street. date) Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Application. no. town/city: Certification level applied for: CL 1 CL 2 CL 3 CL 4.agrees that the information is included in the Online Register Railway Vehicles. . for: Design of subassemblies of certification level:____ Purchase & assembly of parts of certification level: ____ (please complete only the applicable items from the description of the facility) Fax: Internet: Technical plant manager: Purchase & resale of parts of certification level: ____ Application: initial application renewal application because of expiry of the current certificate because of a modification in the following conditions: Do/did you have a certificate pursuant to EN 15085-2 (DIN 6700-2) issued by another manufacturer certification body? Yes (please state body): No The welding manufacturer . town/city.Annex 1. Annex: Organization chart -------------------------------------------------(Stamp and signature) ---------------------------------------------------(Place. no. Page 1 of 9 .: Postcode. state: Telephone: Email: Owner: Contact for questions: The application is submitted for the welding facility (if other than above): Street. .declares its compliance with generally accepted rules of technology (EN 15085 series of standards and other applicable standards).: Postcode.submits to the annual verification.

1 Responsible welding coordinator: First name.1 Staff Number of staff in the technical office: Number of staff in the workshop: Permanent welding staff: Welding coordinators: ________________________ ________________________ 1.3 1. family name: _______________________________________________________ Date of birth: Area of competence: Professional training 1): _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ Welding training 1): Is the responsible welding coordinator to be classified as "external"? Yes No Does the welding coordinator also act as welding coordinator for other facilities? Yes – please indicate number_______ and enclose certificates. Page 2 of 9 . No 1) Please indicate the designation of the profession and enclose evidence of qualifications (copies of certificates) as well as a table showing the previous occupations.1 1.3.1. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Application.Annex 1.2 1.3. 3 December 2008 Description of the facility – Certification for welding according to EN 15085-2 The above facility demonstrates its qualification for welding by furnishing the following information/documents: 1 1.

3. family name:: _______________________________________________________ Date of birth: Area of competence: Professional training : Welding training 1): 1) _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 1.2 Deputy welding coordinator: First name. Page 3 of 9 . Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Application. 3 December 2008 1.Annex 1.1.1.1. No _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 1. family name:: _______________________________________________________ Date of birth: Area of competence: Professional training 1): Welding training 1): Is the welding coordinator to be classified as "external"? Yes No Does the welding coordinator also act as welding coordinator for other facilities? Yes – please indicate number_______ and enclose certificates.3 Additional deputy welding coordinator: First name. family name:: _______________________________________________________ Date of birth: Area of competence: Professional training : Welding training 1): 1) _______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________ 1.3.3.2 1) Description of the tasks and areas of competence of the welding coordinators pursuant to EN ISO 14731: Yes / No Please indicate the designation of the profession and enclose evidence of qualifications (copies of certificates) as well as a table showing the previous occupations.4 Additional deputy welding coordinator: First name.3.

also the number of inspection staff for the individual inspection and testing procedures may be stated.4 Welder's sign Welder(s) / welding operator(s) for the range of certification applied for Name 2) Designation according to welder / welding operator qualification test standards Range of certification ( tmin-tmax.Annex 1. Evidence of training must be submitted during the site inspection. Dmin-Dmax) Date of test As an alternative to listing by name. Page 4 of 9 . 3 December 2008 1. it is also possible to state the number of welder / welding operator qualification tests for the individual welding procedures and material groups. 2) 1.5 Name 3) Visual inspectors and NDT inspection staff Qualification according to EN 473 Inspection authority 3) As an alternative to listing by name. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Application.

according to EN ISO 15614-1 or EN ISO 15614-2.g. EN ISO 14555 or EN ISO 15620 for the range of certification applied for Welding Material process group Type of weld Range of dimensions (mm ) Position Evidence 4) Comments WPS no. 4) Evidence by welding procedure qualification record e. production weld test according to EN ISO 15613. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Application.Annex 1. 3 December 2008 2 Evidence of WPS according to the EN ISO 15609 series of standards. Page 5 of 9 .

describe the manufacturer's rules. Page 6 of 9 . during and after welding? Are inspectors and/or staff with defined inspection and testing tasks deployed for the welding quality assurance? Which steps are taken in case of nonconformances? Are quality records maintained? How are the quality records evaluated and filed? Identification and traceability: What is done to assure the identification of components and subassemblies in all phases of cutting. inspection and testing before. accuracy and compliance of equipment with industrial safety requirements verified regularly? Quality assurance: Is the welding staff instructed regularly on the technical bases of welding quality criteria? Does the manufacturer have fixed rules for monitoring.1 Quality requirements according to EN ISO 3834-2 to -4 Description of the quality requirements according to EN ISO 3834 Description 5) Quality requirements according to EN ISO 3834 Review of requirements. preliminary assembly and assembly? 5) If available. enter "not applicable". Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Application. 3 December 2008 3 3. technical review: Does the manufacturer have fixed rules for performance and responsibility? Subcontracting: Can it be demonstrated that subcontracting is performed as required by EN ISO 3834? Equipment: Is the proper functioning.Annex 1. if not.

3 December 2008 4 4. devices and equipment for the performance of welding work Type of machine Model / performance data Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Application. Page 7 of 9 .1 Quantity Technical equipment Welding machines.Annex 1.

2 Quantity Equipment for the inspection and testing of welds Kind of equipment Manufacturer Model / parameter 4.3 Quantity Other facilities.Annex 1.g. machines and systems required for the welding equipment (e. Page 8 of 9 . for heat treatment) Kind of equipment Model / parameter Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Application. 3 December 2008 4.

subsuppliers) 6) Please enclose copies Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Application. EN ISO 9001.2 Welding processes.-3. 3 December 2008 5 5.Annex 1. EN 15085-2/ DIN 6700-2)6) 7 Comments (e. EN ISO 3834-2.1 Range of certification applied for Scope The evidence is furnished for certification level ___ and the sub-assemblies Weld performance class(es) ___ with / without design 5.g. dimensions.-4. Page 9 of 9 .g. materials. comments: Material group according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 Range of dimensions Comments Welding process according to EN ISO 4063 6 Evidence of manufacturer's qualifications (e. customers.

: Postcode. WPSs and other welding planning documents Purchase & resale or purchase & assembly of welded components and parts Compliance with the requirements of the EN 15085 series of standards Compliance with the requirements of DIN 27201-6 Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Report. production weld tests Evaluation of test specimens by the welding coordinators WPQRs.Other participants: Reason of the audit: Initial inspection Modification.Sample Report Annex 2. state: Date of the verification: Manufacturer certification body: Auditor(s): Verification on the basis of the application dated: Participants from the welding manufacturer: . Page 1 of 5 . 3 December 2008 Report on the certification / verification according to EN 15085-2 – Welding of railway vehicles and components Welding manufacturer: Street. reason: Verification during the period of validity Recurrent inspection after the end of the period of validity ___________________________________________ The verification covered: Information contained in the application and the description of the facility Availability and knowledge of generally accepted rules of technology (EN 15085 series). town/city. components or subassemblies Quality assurance for the production and repair of railway vehicles. components or subassemblies Documentation Welder / welding operator qualification tests. the EN and ISO standards and other contractually agreed codes of practice and/or guidelines Project planning / design / technology Manufacture / production / repair welding of railway vehicles.Welding coordinators: . no.

1 Welding coordinator(s): The following welding coordinators were examined: Responsible welding coordinator: First name. no separate test specimens were welded but existing test specimens were examined.2 Organizational integration of the welding coordinators: Tasks and areas of competence of the welding coordinators: Implementation of EN ISO 14731: yes / no Organization chart showing the independence of the welding coordinators: yes / no Implementation of EN ISO 3834 Part(s) 2. n. date of birth. ISO9609-2. 1) The welding coordinators are able to test the professional knowledge of the welders according to EN 287-1.3 Evaluation of test specimens by the welding coordinator(s): For the evaluation. Additional deputies: First name. EN ISO 9606-2: yes / no / not applicable1) 1) Evaluation: y = yes. n = no. Results: 1. date of birth. qualification For an external welding coordinator. qualification For an external welding coordinator. 4 (delete as applicable). 1. family name.Sample Report Annex 2. state the registered office of the primary employer. family name. Page 2 of 5 .a. ISO 15613: yes / no / not applicable. Test specimens Kind of test Evaluation by responsible additional welding welding coordinator coordinators inspector The welding coordinators are able to evaluate test specimens according to EN 287-1. date of birth. state the registered office of the primary employer. 3 December 2008 1. 1) The following tests were made under the guidance and supervision of the welding coordinator(s): 1) WPS no. = not applicable Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Report. Deputy with equal rights: First name. 3. 1. family name. state the registered office of the primary employer. qualification For an external welding coordinator.

joint preparation: EN ISO 9692-1. EN 473 Welding procedure specs. testing laboratories: EN ISO 3834 ff. application. organization: EN 287-1 / EN ISO 9606-2 / EN 1418. quality levels: EN ISO 5817. EN ISO 13920 Weld performance classes and weld inspection classes. requirements on weld joints. clamps and fixtures etc.: EN ISO 14555.): conditions satisfied / partly satisfied / not satisfied. Additional requirements: List of WPQRs / WPSs is available: yes / no Production weld tests performed and documented: yes / no Conformity of welding consumables with EN 15085-4: yes / no Conformity of parent materials with EN 15085-4: yes / no Self-inspection by welder or welding operator according to EN 15085-5: yes / no Contractual agreements on non-conformances: yes / no Traceability contractually required: yes / no 4. EN ISO 15609.g. EN ISO/IEC 17025 Staff requirements. technical requirements. EN ISO 15607. welding coord. tolerances: EN 22553. 3 December 2008 Comments: 1. Page 3 of 5 . terms and definitions. examples of other applicable standard) Changes. drawing data. turning devices. requirements Quality requirements. Technical knowledge of the welding coordinators (as applicable): Field Contents (terms and definitions. Add.4 Other personnel-related evidence List of welder / welding operator qualification test certificates is available: yes / no Internal EN 473 staff: yes / no 2. EN ISO 10042 Material selection: CEN ISO/TR 15608. deputy General: EN 15085-1 Quality requirements and certification: EN 15085-2 Design requirements: EN 15085-3 Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Report. EN ISO 14731.-2 Deputy Resp. EN ISO 15620 Design requirements. Equipment: – Basic equipment: conditions satisfied / partly satisfied / not satisfied – Additional equipment (e. Comments: 3.Sample Report Annex 2.

-2 Subcontracted welding coordinators: EN 15085-2. ns = not satisfied. section 5. Self-inspection by the welder or welding operator: EN 15085-5.g. EN ISO 15613. welding coord. EN ISO 15612. Annex A Deputy Resp. deputy Production requirements: EN 15085-4 Inspection.Sample Report Annex 2. EN 473. section 8 Traceability: EN 15085-5. section 5. EN 12062 Conformity: EN ISO /IEC 17050-1. Annex A Finishing welding: EN 15085-4. Add. section 10 Inspection and testing of welded joints: EN 15085-5. EN 14532-1 to -2 Parent materials: EN 10204. examples of other applicable standard) Planning documents: see section 4. EN ISO 15620.1.2 Subcontracting: EN 15085-5. EN ISO 13916. . EN ISO 14555 Production weld tests: EN ISO 14555. testing and documentation: EN 15085-5 Special issues Total result: Evaluation: s = satisfied./. EN ISO 15614 ff. section 6 Verification: EN 15085-2.4.3 Certification: EN 15085-2. EN ISO 9013 Consumables: EN 13479. during and after welding. = not applicable *: tested at the manufacturer Comments: The regulations are available in a language that the welding coordinators understand: yes / no The interview was an extended interview (welding coordinator without qualification according to IIW / EWF guidelines): yes / no The need to comply with applicable national rules and regulations on occupational health and safety (e. EN ISO 15613. EN ISO 15614-13 Requirements on the welding: EN 1011ff . section 7 Part allocations: EN 15085-2. section 4. test planning. EN ISO 15611. EN 10088-1-3.1 Evidence of welding procedure specifications: EN ISO 15610. BG rules) was pointed out: yes / no Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Report. documentation: EN ISO 3834-2 to -4. 3 December 2008 Field Contents (terms and definitions. EN 10025-1 to -6. EN 573-1 to -5 Welding procedures: EN ISO 4063 Repair: DIN 27201-6 Inspection and testing before. Page 4 of 5 .4.

Page 5 of 5 . 3 December 2008 5. Overall evaluation: The conditions for issuing the certificate are satisfied / partly satisfied / not satisfied. Certification level: Required weld performance class: weld inspection class: Field(s) of application: Customer: Subcontractors: Range of certification: Welding process according to EN ISO 4063 Material group according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 and other materials Range of certification t min – t max Comments CL CP CT with / without design Declaration of conformity: according to EN 10204 Comments: Conditions: Annual verification Place. date: Recognized auditor(s). name(s) and signature(s): Noted: Place. date: Responsible welding coordinator of the welding manufacturer.Sample Report Annex 2. name and signature: Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Report.

2. name and signature) General regulations (see reverse) Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Sample Certificate CL 1. born 01/02/1950. Welding Avenue 1 1000 Welding city is qualified to perform welding work within the range of certification of: Certification level CL 1 according to EN 15085-2 Field of application: New build of railway vehicles and their components Finishing welding of grey cast iron parts for railway vehicles (except design) Range of certification: Welding process according to EN ISO 4063 111 135 Material group according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 Dimensions Comments 1.8 mm 1.24 mm Austenitic manganese steel / 1. 8 23 1. Fillet weld Overlay welding 131 141 311 .Sample certificate for CL 1 .15 mm t = 2 .5 . 3 December 2008 Manufacturer certification body CERTIFICATE Welding of railway vehicles and components according to EN 15085-2 This is to certify that: Welding International facility I. 11././.2 t = 3 . level A Additional deputies: see reverse Comments: see reverse Certificate no. born 01/01/1950.CL 3 Annex 3.: HZS/15085/CL1/001/0/2008 Valid: from DD/MM/YYYY to DD/MM/YYYY Issued on: DD/MM/YYYY Auditor: Miller ______________________________________ (Head/representative of certification body.1 t = 3 . 8 23 7. Page 1 of 2 .6 mm t = 10 . .24 mm .3 mm t = 3 .6 mm D = 17 ./.12 mm t = 3 . IWE Deputy with equal rights: James Smith./. t = 1.168 mm . Finishing welding Responsible welding coordinator: John Smith.2 6 7.2 73 t = 3 .

final assembly: Training workshop George Smith.CL 3 Annex 3. The manufacturer certification body shall notify the national safety authority. Page 2 of 2 . born 01/04/1950. IWS Thomas Smith. 3 December 2008 Comments: Additional deputies: Bogie manufacture: Body-in-white production. The welding manufacturer shall acknowledge the revocation in writing to the manufacturer certification body.Brad Smith (level A). IWS Arthur Smith. Files Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Sample Certificate CL 1. the welding manufacturer waives the Certificate. Distribution list: 1. no recognized welding coordinator is available any longer.Sample certificate for CL 1 . other conditions according to the stated standards are no longer satisfied. born 01/05/1950. the manufacturer certification body was refused an opportunity to perform the annual verification. born 01/03/1950. If a valid certificate is to be renewed. General regulations according to EN 15085-2 Revocation of the Certificate The national safety authority or the manufacturer certification body issuing this Certificate may revoke the Certificate if: there are justified doubts as to the proper execution of the welding work according to the stated standards. welders or welding operators without tested qualifications have been entrusted with the execution of welding work under the stated standards . there are justified doubts as to the proper welding coordination according to the stated standards. Applicant (original) 2.Alfred Smith (IWE) . LS Authority to test the qualification of welders / welding operators: The following welding coordinators are authorized to test the qualification of welders / welding operators according to the applicable standards within the range of certification of this Certificate: . the renewal must be applied for with the manufacturer certification body at least two months before the end of the period of validity of the current certificate. no valid qualification test certificates for the welders and welding operators according to the specified standards are available.

Welding International works) Certificate no.Railway vehicle engineering Welding Avenue 1 1000 Welding city is qualified to perform welding work within the range of certification of: Certification level CL 4 according to EN 15085-2 Field of application: Design* / Purchase & resale* / Purchase & assembly* Range of certification: * Complete as applicable Railway vehicles and components of certification level CL 1* Railway vehicle components of certification level CL 2* Responsible welding coordinator: Deputy: .Sample certificate for CL 4 Annex 4. IWE (external. name and signature) General regulations (see reverse) Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Sample Certificate CL 4.: Valid: Issued on: Auditor: HZS/15085/CL4/002/0/2008 from DD/MM/YYYY to DD/MM/YYYY DD/MM/YYYY Miller ______________________________________ (Head/representative of certification body. William Smith./. Page 1 of 3 . 3 December 2008 Manufacturer certification body CERTIFICATE Welding of railway vehicles and components according to EN 15085-2 This is to certify that: Welding International . born 13/10/1947.

Page 2 of 3 . no recognized welding coordinator is available any longer.Sample certificate for CL 4 Annex 4. If a valid certificate is to be renewed. Files Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Sample Certificate CL 4. Applicant (original) 2. the welding manufacturer waives the Certificate. the renewal must be applied for with the manufacturer certification body at least two months before the end of the period of validity of the current certificate. other conditions according to the stated standards are no longer satisfied. Distribution list: 1. The welding manufacturer shall acknowledge the revocation in writing to the manufacturer certification body. The manufacturer certification body shall notify the national safety authority. the manufacturer certification body was refused an opportunity to perform the annual verification. 3 December 2008 Comments: General regulations according to EN 15085 Revocation of the Certificate The national safety authority or the manufacturer certification body issuing this Certificate may revoke the Certificate if: there are justified doubts as to the proper welding coordination according to the stated standards.

Page 3 of 3 . 3 December 2008 Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Sample Certificate CL 4.Sample certificate for CL 4 Annex 4.

1 1. 2.S460ML EN 10025-4 S235JR .S460ML EN 10025-4 S275J0W . 3) Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Material Groups.2. Material group 5 according to EN ISO 15608 (vanadium-free Cr-Mo steels) 5 Corresponding to EN ISO 15614-1 13CrMo4-5 EN 10028-2 Material group 6 according to EN ISO 15608 (high vanadium alloyed Cr-Mo-(Ni) steels) 6 1) 2) Corresponding to EN ISO 15614-1 G17CrMoV5-10 EN 10213-2 This table contains an example allocation of materials customary in railway vehicle construction.1 1. the maximum permissible ReH is to be indicated in the comments section. 2. 1.1.3. 3. 2.S355J2+N EN 10025-2 S275N .S355J2+N EN 10025-2 S275N . 1.3.1.S355J2+N EN 10025-2 S275N .S700MC EN 10149-2 2) 2.4 Material group 2 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (thermomechanically rolled fine-grain structural steels with ReH ≥ 360 MPa) 2.S460ML EN 10025-4 S355MC .22) Material group 4 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (low vanadium alloyed Cr-Mo-(Ni) steels). In case of ReH ≥ 460 MPa.S700MC EN 10149-2 2) S460Q . Applies to steels with same or lower minimum specified yield point of the same material group.S460NL EN 10025-3.3. 3.S700MC EN 10149-2 2) S460Q .2.S960Q EN 10025-6 3) 3.2.3 1.4 1.S460NL EN 10025-3 S275M .S355ML EN 10025-4 S235JR .3.S355J2W+N EN 10025-5 1. 1. 1.S355NL EN 10025-3 S275M . 1. 1. 2.1.1.S355J2+N EN 10025-2 S275N .S690Q EN 10025-6 2) S235JR .12).2 1.Annex 5. S275M .S460NL EN 10025-3 S275M .S460ML EN 10025-4 S355MC .S355J2+N EN 10025-2 S275N . 3 December 2008 Certified and also applicable materials groups according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 for certificates according to EN 15085-2 Table 1: Grouping for steels Certified material group Applicable material groups according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 Material designation according to selected EN material standards 1) Material group 1 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (unalloyed steels with ReH ≤ 460 MPa) 1.S460ML EN 10025-4 S355MC .S355J2+N EN 10025-2 S275N .1.S460NL EN 10025-3 S275M .1 S235JR .2 1.22) Material group 3 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (quenched and tempered fine-grain structural steels with ReH ≥ 360 MPa) 3. 3.1. 1.2 1.S275J2+N EN 10025-2 S275N EN 10025-3 S275M EN 10025-4 S235JR . 1.1.2. 2.3 1.1 S235JR .2. 1.S460NL EN 10025-3 S275M . not used in railway vehicle construction. 1. Only in case of the use of a welding consumable for material group 8. Page 1 of 3 .2 1.22).1.1.12) S235JR . 1.1 1. 2.

4589) DIN 5512-3 X5CrNi18-10 (1.7) EN AW-5019 (AlMg5) Material group 23 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 608 (heat-treatable AlMgSi and AlZnMg alloys) 23 22. 8 X2CrNi12 (1. 23 EN AW-6060 (AlMgSi) EN AW-6005A (AlSiMg(A)) EN AW-6082 (AlSi1MgMn) EN AW-7020 (AlZn4. Material group 8 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (duplex steels/compound steels) 10 Corresponding to ISO 15614-1 X2CrNiMoN 22-5-3 (1. not used in railway vehicle construction.4589) DIN 5512-3 Material group 8 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (austenitic stainless steels) 8 7. Page 2 of 3 .5Mg1) Material group 24 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (non heat-treatable AlSi and heat-treatable AlSiMg casting alloys) 24 24 EN AC-44200 (AlSi12) EN AC-42000 (AlSi7Mg) EN AC-43300 (AlSi9Mg) EN AC-43400 (AlSi10Mg) Material group 26 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (heat-treatable AlCu casting alloys) 26 26 EN AC-21100 (AlCu4Ti) Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Material Groups.C60 EN 10083-2 Table 2: Grouping for aluminium and aluminium alloys Certified material group Applicable material groups according to CEN ISO 15608 Material designation according to EN 573-3 1) Material group 21 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (pure aluminium) 21 21 EN AW-1098 (Al 99.4462) EN 10088-3 Material group 11 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (unalloyed steels with C content of > 0.8(A)) EN AW-1050A (Al 99. 3 December 2008 Certified material group Applicable material groups according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 7.4003) EN 10088 X2CrTi12 (1.4512) EN 10088 X5CrNiMoTi 15-2 (1.98) EN AW-1080A (Al 99.5Mn0.4003) EN 10088 X2CrTi12 (1.8) EN AW-5052 (AlMg2.Annex 5.4541) EN 10088 X5CrNiMo17-12-2 (1.E360 EN 10025-2 C35 .5) EN AW-1200 (Al 99.4512) EN 10088 X5CrNiMoTi 15-2 (1. martensitic stainless steels) 7 X2CrNi12 (1.4571) EN 10088 Material group 9 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (nickel alloyed steels).25%) 11 11 E295 . 8 3) Material designation according to selected EN material standards 1) Material group 7 according to EN ISO 15608 (ferritic.4301) EN 10088 X6CrNiTi18-10 (1.4401) EN 10088 X6CrNiMoTi17-12-2 (1.5) EN AW-5754 (AlMg3) EN AW-5083 (Mg4.0) Material group 22 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (Non heat-treatable AlMg alloys) 22 22 EN AW-5049 (AlMg2Mn0.

Annex 5. EN 1654 1) Material group 31 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (pure copper) 31 31 Cu-ETP (CW004A) Cu-FRTP (CW006A) Cu-OF (CW008A) Cu-DLP (CW023A) Cu-DHP (CW024A) Table 4: Grouping for cast iron Certified material group Applicable material groups according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 Material designation according to selected EN material standards 1) Material group 71 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (lamellar graphite cast iron / grey cast iron) 71 Corresponding to EN ISO 15614-3 EN-GJL-100 to EN-GJL-350 EN 1561 Material group 72 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (spheroidal graphite cast iron / ductile cast iron) 72 Corresponding to EN ISO 15614-3 EN-GJS-350 to EN-GJS-900 EN 1563 Material group 73 according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 (malleable cast iron) 73 Corresponding to EN ISO 15614-3 EN-GJMW-350 to EN-GJMW-800 EN 1562 Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Material Groups. Page 3 of 3 . EN 1653. 3 December 2008 Table 3: Grouping for copper and copper alloys Certified material group Applicable material groups according to CEN ISO/TR 15608 Material designation EN 1652.

2. During the interview. Subcontracted welding coordinator Supplementary to section 4. deviating allocations may be applicable for the repair of railway vehicles and considering the specifications in Table 3 of DIN 27201-6. Welders / welding operators Supplementary to section 4.5 of the Coordinating Committee Guideline. According to these regulations. the following provisions are applicable: o Welding manufacturers that are also certified for the repair of railway vehicles must observe the regulations of DIN 27201-6. the welding coordinators must also furnish proof of their knowledge of DIN 27201-6. wheelset axles. 3 December 2008 Special regulations for the repair of railway vehicles according to DIN 27201-6 1.2. visual inspector). Coordinating Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Repair. pushing and buffing gear and vehicle frames.CT 1 (100% visual inspection + 100% surface test).Annex 6.2. 3.3 of the Coordination Committee Guideline. Page 1 of 1 . welding manufacturers performing repairs on railway vehicles according to DIN 27201-6 must also demonstrate that they comply with the requirements of that standard. These activities fall into the industrial sector "railway maintenance" and are governed by special NDT test instructions. ET and UT if also NDT work according to DIN 27201-7 must be carried out. the special regulations of DIN 27201-6 are applicable to the repair of railway vehicles (a responsible welding coordinator may serve two further welding manufacturers of the same railway vehicle operator). the industrial sector "railway maintenance" may become necessary for the procedures VT. In addition. UT only) and the product sector "welded products" (w). 5.4 of the Coordination Committee Guideline. the special regulations of DIN 27201-6 must be observed for the repair of railway vehicles (NDT inspection staff according to EN 473. o Welds produced or repaired as part of a repair according to DIN 27201-6 are covered by the product sector "welded products" (w). the special regulations of DIN 27201-6 must be observed for the repair of railway vehicles. The inspection personnel must be qualified for the industry sector "basic metals and fabricated metal products" or "railway maintenance" (applicable to VT.2 of the Coordination Committee Guideline. 4. o The requirement for the industrial sector "railway maintenance" is not a component of the certification according to EN 15085-2 (it is verified as part of the NDT qualification of vehicle workshops according to DIN 27201-7).2. o The range of certification for NDT activities according to DIN 27201-7 comprises the mere maintenance inspection of the components wheels. 2. Certification procedure and interview: Supplementary to section 5 of Coordinating Committee Guideline. ET. MT. Allocation of the weld inspection class CT Supplementary to section 4. Inspection personnel Supplementary to section 4. bogie frames. MT. for instance in case of the refurbishment of cracked welds: CP C2 . These activities also cover welds that exist in the components and must be subjected to non-destructive testing as part of the regular inspections.

Page 1 of 1 . Modifications have no influence on the end of the respective period of validity. also in case of renewals and modifications. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Nomenclature.Annex 7. 3 December 2008 Nomenclature for the certificate number EN 15085-2 Manufacturer certification body XXX * Standard 15085 Certification level CL1 CL2 CL3 CL4 No. The same also applies for the transition from DIN 6700-2 to EN 15085-2. 001 Type 0 – initial certification 1 – 1st renewal 2 – 2nd renewal 3 – 3rd renewal 0A1 – 1st modification after initial certification 0A2 – 2nd modification after initial certification 0A3 – 3rd modification after initial certification 1A3 – 3rd modification after 1st renewal 3A8 – 8th modification after 3rd renewal 4A6 – 6th modification after 4th renewal * Abbreviation to be agreed with SLV Halle Example: SLVHal/15085/CL1/001/0/2008 Year 2008 Note: The year of the initial certification remains unchanged in the certificate number.

underframes. conversion of railway vehicles and their components (bogies. the following provisions apply: 1. For the transition from parts class C 1 and C 2 according to DIN 6700-2 to the certification level CL 1 according to EN 15085-2. 4. vehicle body). Supplementary the customer may specify an allocation of the parts and subassemblies to the certification levels. Certificates according to DIN 6700-2 may have a maximum period of validity until the end of the transition period. to EN 15085-2 CL 1 *) According to DIN 6700-2: New build. According to EN 15085-2: Welding manufacturers authorized to produce welds of all weld performance classes and with minor welding production (single welding shop). Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Transition regulations. the renewal must be made according to EN 15085-2. Annex A of EN 15085-2 must be observed. 3 December 2008 Regulations for the transition from the DIN 6700 series of standards to EN 15085 1. C2 CL 1 **) *) Responsible welding coordinator: Level A and deputy with equal rights (level A) according to EN 15085-2 required. Transition period: The period for the transition from the DIN 6700 series of standards to EN 15085 ends on: 31 December 2010. Transition from the "Certificate for Welding according to DIN 6700-2" to the "Certification for Welding according to EN 15085-2": After 1 April 2008. Page 1 of 3 .Annex 8. 3. Table 1. to DIN 6700-2 C1 CL acc. According to EN 15085-2: Welding manufacturers authorized to produce welds of all weld performance classes and having a comprehensive welding production in several welding shops According to DIN 6700-2: New build of railway vehicles with high safety relevance according to DIN 6700-2. Until the end of the transition period. **) Responsible welding coordinator: Level A according to EN 15085-2.1 New build Description of the welding work Parts class acc. deputy with equal rights (level A) not required. In addition. supplements or extensions of a valid certificate according to DIN 6700-2 made before the expiry of the period of validity can still be made according to DIN 6700-2. 2. 2. Any changes. 3. the following provisions apply: 3. Allocation of parts and subassemblies to the certification levels according to EN 15085-2: The certification level pursuant to EN 15085-3 must be determined depending on the highest weld performance class existing on the part and the listing according section 4 of EN 15085-2. a welding manufacturer having a "Certificate according to DIN 6700-2" or a "Certificate according to EN 15085-2" may manufacture according to either DIN 6700 or EN 15085. For new certification and in case of expired certificates.

2 Repair Parts class acc.2 and 2. material with limited suitability for welding. Deputy: Level A CL 1.g. Deputy: Level B or C Application C1 Workshops with comprehensive welding repairs and welding production in several welding workshops. To maintain the level of quality. older regulations (e. however in that case.1.1 and 2. to EN 15085-2 CL 1. to DIN 6700-2 CL acc.g.Annex 8. 3 December 2008 3. The weld performance classes 2.2. Responsible welding coordinator: Level A. C2 Workshops with minor welding repairs and a single welding workshop. This particularly applies to the weld performance classes 2. in drawings must be based on the following relationships: Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Transition regulations. 5. the production can be made according to DIN 6700 or EN 15085 until the end of the transition period. Before converting the weld performance classes from DIN 6700-3 to EN 15085-3.1. Case C: New build or replica (reproduction) project with EC examination: The project must be completed according to EN 15085 from design through to production. since apart from the stress factors and the safety category.3 defined in DIN 6700-3 relate to quality level C for outer imperfections and quality level B for inner imperfections of the EN 25817 as applicable in 2002. DS 951 01) without an adjustment of the drawings. it must be reviewed which factors were decisive for the determination of the respective weld performance class according to DIN 6700-3. the conversion of the weld performance classes according to DIN 6700-3 to EN 15085-3 e. Until the end of the transition period. Page 2 of 3 . the repair can be performed on the basis of drawings according to DIN 6700 or other. this corresponds to the quality level C for all imperfections.4 of EN 15085-2 requires that welding manufacturers performing weld inspections of the weld inspection classes CT 1 or CT 2 must have inspection personnel certified according to EN 473. high internal stress of the weldment). inspection personal qualified according to EN 473 will be sufficient. According to the now applicable EN ISO 5817. all welding planning documents for the production must comply with EN 15085. 4. Responsible welding coordinator: Level A. 6. difficult access. Case D: Repair: Corresponding to DIN 27201-6. additional factors have been taken into account for the determination of the weld performance class (e. 2. Requirements on the inspection personnel: Section 5. irrespective of the certification of the executing welding manufacturer. current projects can be continued according to DIN 6700 until the end of the transition period. Case B: Replica (reproduction) project for which an EBA or EC examination based on DIN 6700 is available: The design must be adapted to EN 15085. Conversion of weld performance classes from DIN 6700 to EN 15085 The provisions in this section apply to the conversion of drawings to the new EN 15085 series of standards. Treatment of "current projects completed according to DIN 6700": Case A: Current new build project for which an EBA or EC examination (TSI conformity assessment) based on DIN 6700 is available: Irrespective of the certification of the executing welding manufacturer.g.

Weld performance class 3 according to DIN 6700-3 as a rule corresponds to CP D according to EN 15085-3. For weld performance class 2. Coordination Committee Guideline / DVS 1619 / Transition regulations. for machined butt welds with full penetration or machined T-joints with full penetration): CP B . For weld performance class 2. for welds of safety category "medium" and stress category "high" (e. Weld performance class 2. for welds of safety category "high" and stress category "low". butt weld with full penetration or T-joint with full penetration): CP B. for welds of safety category "high" and stress category "high" or "medium" (e. CP C1 .Annex 8.3 according to DIN 6700-3 as a rule corresponds to CP C2 according to EN 15085-3. 3 December 2008      Weld performance class 1 according to DIN 6700-3 as a rule corresponds to CP A according to EN 15085-3 (special case). Page 3 of 3 . CP C1 according to EN 15085-3 is recommended.g.CT 1.1 according to DIN 6700-3.2 according to DIN 6700-3.g.CT 1 according to EN 15085-3 is recommended. CP C1 may become necessary.

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