Fire Properties of Railway Rubber Products

Fire Properties of Railway Rubber Products


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Abstract. The article discusses the use of rubber elements in rail vehicles and their desired functional properties. Then, the requirements for materials in the field of fire safety as well as fire test results for individual groups of rubber products are presented. Next, the directions and results of modifications of elastomer mixtures for railway elements are discussed.

Non-Metallic Materials, Rail Vehicles, EN 45545-2, Fire Safety

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Citation: RADZISZEWSKA-WOLIŃSKA Jolanta and ŚWIETLIK Aneta, Fire Properties of Railway Rubber Products, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 17, pp 218-225, 2020


The article was published as article 32 of the book Terotechnology XI

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