Tests of paint and anti-corrosion coatings, among others, according to:

  • PN-EN ISO 2808 - thickness by magnetic-inductive method (7B.2) on ferrous substrate, by eddy-current method (7C) on non-ferrous substrate and by wedge cut method (6B),
  • PN-EN ISO 1519 - bend test (cylindrical mandrel),
  • PN-EN ISO 6272-1 - rapid-deformation (impact resistance) tests,
  • PN-EN ISO 1520 - cupping test,
  • PN-EN ISO 15184 - determination of film hardness by pencil test,
  • PN-EN ISO 1522 –  hardness of coatings (pendulum damping test),
  • PN-EN ISO 2409, PN-EN ISO 16276-2 - determination of adhesion/cohesion (fracture strength) of a coating by cross-cut and X-cut test,
  • ASTM D6578 - determination of graffiti resistance,
  • PN-EN ISO 2812 parts 1 & 3 – determination of resistance to liquids by immersion and using an absorbent medium methods,
  • PN-EN ISO 9227, ASTM B117 - corrosion tests in neutral salt spray test,
  • PN-EN ISO 16474 parts 1 & 2 - exposure to laboratory light sources (xenon-arc lamps),
  • PN-EN ISO 6270-2 –  determination of resistance to humidity,
  • PN-EN ISO 2813 –  determination of gloss value at 20°/60°/85°,
  • PN-EN ISO 7724 parts 1, 2, 3 - determining colour co-ordinates and differences of paint films (spherical geometry d/8°),
  • PN-EN ISO 4628 parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 – evaluation of degradation of coatings (blistering, rusting, cracking, flaking, chalking, delamination and corrosion around a scribe),
  • PN-EN ISO 4624 - adhesion of coatings (pull-off test for adhesion),
  • methods developed by the Institute and other standardized methods.


Tests of wooden elements of the railway line according to:

  • PN-EN 13145+A1 (harmonised with the TSI INF),
  • PN-D-95006,
  • PN-D-95013,
  • PN-D-95014,
  • DIN 68811,
  • and documents related to standards


●  Evaluation of consummables (for compliance with normative documents developed by the Institute, such as:

  • cleaning agents (influence on train equipment)
  • herbicides for weeding of the railway line (influence on infrastructure and effectiveness in weeding on railway tracks).


CHEMISTRY AND ANTICORROSION SECTION has specialist stands used for tests, among others:

Color measurements according to PN-EN ISO 7224 and gloss measurements according to PN-EN ISO 2813


Corrosion tests in neutral salt spray test according to PN-EN ISO 9227, ASTM B117 and determination of resistance to humidity according to PN-EN ISO 6270-2


Hardness tests according to PN-EN ISO 1522



Cupping test according to PN-EN ISO 1520
Exposure to laboratory light sources (xenon-arc lamps) according to PN-EN ISO 16474-1



Rapid-deformation (impact resistance) tests according to PN-EN ISO 6272-1
Determination of film hardness by pencil test according to PN-EN ISO 15184

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