PARTNERS - Industry
DB System Technik (Germany)


DB SystemTechnik, is a subsidiary of the major rail operator in Germany, Die Bahn. More than 1,000 trains pass through Cologne Main Station each day, and the company employs more than 3,700 (April 2002). The track inspection team would benefit greatly from the benefits introduced with digital radiography, and as rail transportation is a major sector, their role in the project is to provide guidance and advice for product specifications and requirements, so that they can be more closely developed for use in the rail industry. They were chosen by the consortium SMEs because of their long-standing reputation as a high quality, well-resourced and reliable company, with a drive for modernisation. It is hoped that their contribution to the project will push digital radiography one step further.

Reason for participating
DBST recognise the potential benefit in using digital radiography to volumetrically inspect alumino-thermic welds where currently there in no technique capable of realistically undertaking this work

Contribution to project
As one of Germanys major rail operators DBST's experience in developing techniques and advice on acceptance criteria will be invaluable.

FilmFree is a collaboration between the following organisations: TWI Ltd, CIT Ltd, Balteau NDT SA, Innospexion ApS, OY AJAT Ltd, Advanced Technology Group s.r.o., Isotest Engineering S.r.l., Tecnitest Ingenieros SL, Trueflaw Ltd, Kingston Computer Consultancy Ltd, NDT Consultants Ltd, Technic Control Ltd Co, Industrial Control Machines SA, X-Tek Systems Ltd, Applus RTD, Nexus Engineering Ltd, Airbus UK Ltd, EADS CCR - Groupement d’Interet Economique, Wytwornia Sprzetu Komunikacyjnego PZL – Rzeszow SA, Total France, Rolls Royce plc, Advantica Ltd, DB AG, Helenic Society of Non Destructive Testing, Castings Technology International, Bulgarian Welding Society, Commissariat a l’energie atomiique, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Technical University of Sofia and Politechnika Szcezinska. The Project is co-ordinated and managed by TWI Ltd. and is partly funded by the EC under the IP SME programme ref: Number NMP2-CT-2005-515746.