A new inspection, carried out by the Institut de Soudure Group following the “fragilities” detected on the welds of the five pylons of the Toulouse Téléo urban cable car, confirms that these are well defined. The traces are obviously only… impurities.
On December 14 and 15, a new check was carried out by the company Welding Institute Groupindependent of the group POMAconstructor of Téléo in Toulouse. He reveals that the problems noted on the welds of the metal frames of the five pylons of the cable car are in fact not only impurities. Explanations.
Lack of cleaning?
Last November, a first campaign of controls, carried out by this same company, had indicated that “fragilities” appeared at the level of the welds of the five pylons which made up the Téléo cable car. Or, Tisseo Engineering argue that these findings were made ” without prior cleaning of the weld seams “.
Indeed, this forgetting to wash appears as linear marks during the readings, “ potentially interpretable such as welding defects, which therefore did not make it possible to conclude in their conformity and led to questioning the manufacturer POMA”, admits the Toulouse public transport operator.
A stroke of the brush
From “ superficial brushing procedures » have therefore been carried out on all the weld beads of the Teleo. After a few internal checks, the POMA group again called on the company Groupe Institut de Soudure to carry out a second check. Results : the experts assure that the welds are well matched and remove “all the doubts and concerns raised by the interpretation of the first campaign of controls”, adds Tisséo.
Another test step
” The final phase of the Téléo project began a few weeks ago “, rejoices the Toulouse transport operator. All that remains is to carry out the final tests of the cable car to ensure the proper functioning of the installation, as well as all the safety devices. Then, to have final checks carried out by specialized bodies, approved by the State to check if everything is up to standard.
Finally, thefinal step of this project will be obtaining the authorization to open to the public issued by the prefect Étienne Guyot. The cabins of the Toulouse cable car were to embark their first travelers during, not the first, but indeed the “second quarter of this year 2022”, assures Tisséo.