29.12.2020 13:39

Signing of the agreement on financing RPO WM 2014-2020

The Railway Research Institute (IK) was once again among the beneficiaries of European funds earmarked to support the scientific sector. As part of the Regional Operational Program of the Mazovian Voivodeship for 2014-2020, Activity 1.1. "Research and development activities of research units", by the decision of the Management Board of the Mazovian Voivodeship, IK will receive funding in the amount of PLN 2,761,200.00.

On December 29, 2020 at the seat of the Marshal's Office in Warsaw, Deputy Director for Studies and Research Projects of the Railway Research Institute, Dr. Eng. Andrzej Masssel and the Marshal of the Mazovian Voivodeship, Adam Struzik and the Vice-Marshal Wiesław Raboszuk, signed a contract for co-financing the project entitled "Purchase and modernization of modern research and laboratory equipment for the Rolling Stock Testing Laboratory of the Railway Research Institute in Warsaw".

The aim of the project is to modernize and achieve higher-quality research in line with EU standards and to strengthen cooperation between the research and economy sectors in the field of testing the elements of rolling stock and rail transport infrastructure. As part of the project, the Rolling Stock Testing Laboratory of the Railway Research Institute will be retrofitted with laboratory and research equipment, devices and components. Additionally,  the brake stand for testing the friction pairs of the railway brake will be modernized and retrofitted. As part of the project, tests of rolling stock elements will be carried out in the field of tribological tests:

  • developing a new system for monitoring and diagnostics of components of the dynamometric stand equipment;
  • developing a stand programming system with the possibility of importing batch files (e.g. regarding railway route requirements, profile, etc.);
  • developing a system for measurement test data recording and processing;
  • developing the control system and control of the dynamometric station;
  • developing a spraying system for pairs of rail friction-shoes simulating the behaviour of these elements during tests in wet and winter conditions.