Institution of Mechanical Engineers, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Tuesday 20th March 8:30am until 5:15pm
This seminar will focus on the management of wheelsets and will enable attendees to share best practice in maintaining them cost-effectively.
As wheelsets are one of the most expensive consumables for the rail industry, it is vital that they are carefully and efficiently maintained. This seminar is the only event to focus specifically on the management of wheelsets and to share best practice in maintaining them cost-effectively.
Learn from a variety of mainline railway, metro and light rail speakers as well as major suppliers about wheelset design and management. Hear from pioneers of new inspection technologies to ensure you are using the most efficient equipment for maintenance of your assets. Take the opportunity to network and share best practice with wheelsets experts from researchers to maintenance engineers from rail operators, rolling stock operators and technology suppliers.
Attend this seminar to: - Hear from a variety of rail organisations including Transport for London, South Western Railway, RSSB, CAF, Network Rail and Network Rail - Learn about the latest inspection technologies to improve your organisation’s methods of identifying issues - Understand best practice strategies in facing challenges such as bearing failures and wheel damage - Gain insight into the techniques of other sectors and countries - Network with wheelsets experts including maintenance and asset engineers from rail operators, rolling stock and technology suppliers
Key programme highlights: - RSSB shares an exclusive update on their findings of the RSSB Research Project T774-5: Axle end reassembly - Case study on the implementation of new procedures and tools in wheelset maintenance being carried out by Ricardo Rail Netherlands - Cross-sector lessons learned on asset management from DanburyKline - Docklands Light Railway reveal how they have made a 20th century lathe fit for a 21st century railway - Transport for London share about the importance of knowing your product