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Oleksandr Roslik, the technical director of the railway products division of the Interpipe industrial group, spoke about the company's experience with certification of wheeled products in the European Union at the VI International Conference "Railways of Ukraine: Development and Investments," which took place in Kyiv on 20 February.

According to the CFTS correspondent, Roslik spoke about the sequence of actions taken at Interpipe to assess the compliance of products with European requirements, proving significant technical details.

According to him, the Ukrainian company also compares mechanical indicators according to the standards of the European Union and the national standard of Ukraine (DSTU) to ensure that European standards do not lower mechanical indicators.

He said that many studies have shown that such indicators are higher than the current DSTU standards. "Mechanical indicators. We see that European standards are stricter than the current Ukrainian standards. We have also analyzed metallographic indicators. As we can see, European standards are also stricter," Roslik said.

"So, what I want to say is that high requirements for mechanical properties are good because they directly affect traffic safety and operational reliability. We already supply our railway products according to EU standards, and we are ready to supply the same products to Ukraine. And I believe that all Ukrainian manufacturers and wheel suppliers should adhere to these standards during production," he added.

Summing up, Roslik said that the integration of the Ukrainian railways into the European Union will ensure, first, the unification of rolling stock and, second, the unification of infrastructure. "It is more difficult, but also possible, with the subsequent free movement of rolling stock on the territories of both the European Union and Ukraine... It will also ensure an increase in the level of safety and reliability in operation."