The Azovstal Metallurgical Plant, a member of the Metinvest Group, has successfully passed certification for the conformity of its rail fasteners according to the new GOSTs, according to a press release from the Public Relations Department in Mariupol of the Metinvest Group on Tuesday. >
At the same time, it is specified that the qualification tests and assessment of the conformity of product quality were carried out by the Specialized Commission of the central office of JSC Ukrzaliznytsia together with the employees of the Directorate for Technology and Quality of the Iron and Steel Works.
During the certification, the commission examined the products in the rail fastening workshop (CRS) and mechanical testing workshop (CMR), their compliance with the requirements of new standards for the chemical composition and mechanical characteristics of steel, geometric dimensions, shapes and marking. I checked the documentation and elements of the quality management system of rail fasteners in the CRS and the metrology workshop.
“On the one hand, it was necessary to certify products for compliance with the new GOST requirements, on the other hand, to fulfill the requirements of the main buyer of our products. The test program and methodology were developed at the Scientific Research and Design Technological Institute of Railway Transport of the Ukrzaliznytsia. At the end of the two-day tests, the metallurgical plant has once again confirmed the high quality of Azovstal products, "said Konstantin Goloborodko, head of the standardization, certification and contractual work department of the Azovstal technological department, quoted by the press service.
Rail fasteners are important elements of a railway track, connecting rails and sleepers to each other. During operation, the fasteners are subjected to serious loads, therefore, increased requirements are put forward both to the structural characteristics and to the quality of the steel from which they are made.
Azovstal is part of the Metinvest group, the main shareholders of which are Rinat Akhmetov's SCM group (71.24%) and Vadim Novinsky's Smart Holding (23.76%), jointly managing the company.