(714) 993-1000 [email protected]

About Us: Staff Excellence

The VAI staff works in locations nationwide and internationally. VAI Associates are highly trained and experienced in their technical specialties. They have served on committees of many national organizations and regulatory bodies, and have participated in reviewing and writing industry standards and recommended practices.

Standards & Recommended Practices

APTA Mechanical Standards Committee

Code of Tests for Passenger Car Equipment Using Single Car Test Device[APTA Standard SS-005-98 and Rev 1]

Recommended Practice for Air Connections [APTA RP-M-001-97]

Recommended Practice for New Truck Design [APTA RP-M-009-98, Rev 1]

Recommended Practice for Passenger Car Axle Design [APTA RP-M-001-98]

Recommended Practice for the Inspection and Maintenance of

Type H-Tightlock Couplers [APTA RP-M-002-98]

Standard for the Manufacture of Wrought Steel Wheels for Passenger Cars

and Locomotives [APTA SS-M-012-99]

FRA Rule Making Advisory Committee

49CFR 229.125 Locomotive Headlights and Auxiliary Lights

49CFR 234 Grade Crossing Signal System Safety

49CFR 238.210 through 238.319 Tier I Passenger Equipment

IEEE

IEEE Overhead Catenary System Standards Subcommittee IEEE Rail Transit Vehicle Interface Standards Committee

 

Certifications & Specialized Training 

Certifications

Certified Welding Educator (CWE)

Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

Non-Destructive Testing Level II

Professional Engineer (P.E.)

Qualified Mechanical Person – QMP (Brake Systems Testing)

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)

Certified Quality Auditer (CQA)

Specialized Training

Amtrak Phase I-IV Signal

Certified Mechanical Inspector (CMI)

ISO 9001 Auditor

Total Quality Management (TQM) Facilitator

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan(SWPPP)

Core Values

Virginkar and Associates, Inc. is a results-oriented organization, committed to delivering quality products to clients – within budget and on schedule. As part of this commitment, only the most qualified staff is provided for project assignments. A shared priority for VAI and its staff is an open and sustained level of communication with its clients in order to fully understand project needs and provide timely responses. VAI consistently looks for value and engineering opportunities in meeting clients needs with an emphasis on a cooperative approach to problem-solving.

About Us: Staff Excellence

The VAI staff works in locations nationwide and internationally. VAI Associates are highly trained and experienced in their technical specialties. They have served on committees of many national organizations and regulatory bodies, and have participated in reviewing and writing industry standards and recommended practices.

Standards & Recommended Practices

APTA Mechanical Standards Committee

Code of Tests for Passenger Car Equipment Using Single Car Test Device[APTA Standard SS-005-98 and Rev 1]
Recommended Practice for Air Connections [APTA RP-M-001-97]
Recommended Practice for New Truck Design [APTA RP-M-009-98, Rev 1]
Recommended Practice for Passenger Car Axle Design [APTA RP-M-001-98]
Recommended Practice for the Inspection and Maintenance of
Type H-Tightlock Couplers [APTA RP-M-002-98]
Standard for the Manufacture of Wrought Steel Wheels for Passenger Cars and Locomotives [APTA SS-M-012-99]

FRA Rule Making Advisory Committee
49CFR 229.125 Locomotive Headlights and Auxiliary Lights
49CFR 234 Grade Crossing Signal System Safety
49CFR 238.210 through 238.319 Tier I Passenger Equipment

IEEE
IEEE Overhead Catenary System Standards Subcommittee
IEEE Rail Transit Vehicle Interface Standards Committee

Certifications & Specialized Training Certifications

Certifications

Certified Welding Educator (CWE)

Certified Welding Inspector (CWI)

Non-Destructive Testing Level II

Professional Engineer (P.E.)

Qualified Mechanical Person – QMP (Brake Systems Testing)

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE)

Certified Quality Auditer (CQA)

 

Specialized Training

Amtrak Phase I-IV Signal

Certified Mechanical Inspector (CMI) ISO 9001 Auditor

Total Quality Management (TQM) Facilitator

Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan(SWPPP)

Core Values

Virginkar and Associates, Inc. is a results-oriented organization, committed to delivering quality products to clients – within budget and on schedule. As part of this commitment, only the most qualified staff is provided for project assignments. A shared priority for VAI and its staff is an open and sustained level of communication with its clients in order to fully understand project needs and provide timely responses. VAI consistently looks for value and engineering opportunities in meeting clients needs with an emphasis on a cooperative approach to problem-solving.