23. November 2022 | News

RST is a designated DIBt test laboratory for floors according to DIN EN 13501-1

Classification of building products and types of fire behavior

We also test building products. The German Institute for Construction Technology DIBt has named us as a testing laboratory. This enables us to classify products for the construction industry, more precisely floor coverings such as carpets, synthetic coverings, veneers, tiles, etc. according to DIN EN 13501-1.

For the processes EN ISO 1182, EN ISO 1716, EN ISO 9239-1, EN ISO 11925-2, we have been notified by the German [...]



3. November 2022 | News

Did you know? Our fire laboratory tests rail vehicle products for the North American market according to ASTM and NFPA

Products that are to be exported to or placed in the North American market are subject to local laws and regulations. We support you with this.

We are accredited by DAkkS for 12 ASTM test methods. These include, for example, ASTM E162 (flame spread), ASTM E662 (smoke development) and many more. We test your rail vehicle products according to the requirements of NFPA 130 "Standard for Fixed Guideway Transit and Passenger Rail Systems" - the American counterpart to the European rail [...]


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16. September 2022 | News

Next stop: InnoTrans from 20.-23.09. in Berlin

From September 20th to 23rd we will be at Innotrans, the international trade fair for railway and transport technology. You will find us at the Berlin-Brandenburg joint stand. We look forward to seeing you at booth 300 in City Cube B.

Find out new things about our testing services in the fire laboratory, environmental laboratory and materials laboratory. We inform about:

Temperature, climate, corrosion, salt mist, harmful gas, IP protection class, sun, dust, water, shock, vibration [...]



25. August 2022 | News

RST has expanded its scope of accreditation for environmental testing and fire testing DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018

The re-accreditation has been successfully completed and the new DAkkS certificate has arrived. We were able to expand our accreditation area. You can now also have accredited tests by us according to the following standards:

Environmental testing/environmental laboratory

Testing of chemical resistance in the automotive sector:

ISO 16750-5 – Road vehicles – Environmental, conditions and testing for electrical and electronic equipment – Part 5: chemical loads

Fire [...]


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25. August 2022 | News

Family festival at RST on 13.08.2022

It was loud and colourful at RST on Saturday.

On Family Day, our employees showed their children, parents, aunts and friends their workplace and their company. What do mum and dad actually do at work? The guests got answers to these and many other children's questions during tours and demonstrations in the environmental laboratory, fire laboratory and materials laboratory.
We had great weather, entertaining attractions and the physical well-being was well taken care of. We are happy [...]



5. August 2022 | News

Splashing out for our new DAkkS certificate.

RST was successfully re-accredited by the DAkkS.

Many thanks to the entire RST staff, especially Sven Brehme, who coordinated the process of accreditation as QM representative.
Big thanks to the Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH (DAkkS) for the extremely constructive cooperation has been a pleasure again.

We are looking forward to receiving our accreditation certificate. [...]



26. July 2022 | News

The new flyers have arrived!

Here you can get an current overview of all testing services sorted by fire laboratory, environmental laboratory and materials laboratory.

Flyer environmental laboratory

Flyer fire Laboratory

Flyer materials laboratory [...]


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26. July 2022 | News

Dr. Andreas Wende becomes the new Managing Director of RST

As of 1 July 2022, we welcome Dr Andreas Wende (pictured right) as a new member of our team. He succeeds Gert Schmidt and will head RST Rail System Testing GmbH.

Dr Wende was born in Berlin and has lived in the city of Hennigsdorf for many years. He brings 20 years of experience in the management of technical medium-sized companies and has previously managed major projects in the rail vehicle sector. The picture shows him (right) and Thomas Reppe (left) with Hennigsdorf’s mayor Thomas [...]


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23. June 2022 | News

RST is recognized by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for fire test procedures according to FTP Code 2010 according to Fire test procedures code (FTP code)

The International Maritime Organization IMO has fire safety regulations for international merchant ships, called Fire Test Procedures (FTP Code).

This FTP Code contains requirements for laboratory testing, type approval and fire testing procedures of components and materials used on ships. The FTP Code uses fire tests developed by the International Standards Organization ISO covering non-combustibility, fire resistance, flammability, flame spread, smoke and toxicity of components and [...]



25. May 2022 | News

InnoTrans is coming – preparations are underway

We look forward to the 13th Innotrans from September 20th to 23rd, 2022 in Berlin. Together with IABG, we present ourselves in City Cube B at the joint booth of the Brandenburg Economic Development Corporation.

Preparations are underway - our team is working on which test technologies for rail vehicles and buses we will present. Be curious.

Also on site will be:

Fire laboratory: Stefan Harder, Andreas Hörold, Sven Brehme

Environmental Laboratory: Andreas Litzba, Florian [...]


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