8 June 2021
The Railway Industry Association’s leading Unlocking Innovation events will return next month, to look at how the use of data is transforming maintenance in the rail industry.
The events on ‘Data-driven Maintenance’ will take place on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July 2021, and will be held virtually due to the extension of Coronavirus restrictions after 21 June 2021.
The events, which will be held in partnership with RIA’s Strategic Partners Network Rail and the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), will examine the challenges and opportunities in moving towards condition-based maintenance regimes, underpinned by remote monitoring (RCM), sensing, datalogging and processing technologies.
On Tuesday 6 July, the sessions will be titled ‘knowing your asset’ and ‘collecting your data’, and will concentrate on the first key jigsaw pieces of RCM – knowing what to measure, and how to measure it. And on Wednesday 7 July, we will cover the other jigsaw pieces: analysing and interpreting the data, and enabling the business to use that data to deliver tangible results to cost, quality and safety.
Confirmed speakers for the events include:
Sam Bemment, Technical and Innovation Manager at Railway Industry Association (RIA), said:
- Ian Bridges, Professional Head of Signalling, Balfour Beatty Rail and President, IRSE;
- Tim Flower, Chief Intelligent Infrastructure Engineer, Network Rail;
- Stephanie Klecha, Head of Digital Services, Porterbrook;
- Dr Luis Canhoto Neves, Faculty of Engineering Digital Learning Director, University of Nottingham;
- And many more due to be announced shortly.
“The technology around remote condition monitoring is exciting, and there is much ongoing work around successfully interpreting data to enable true reliability centred maintenance regimes. The topic is a diverse one, stretching across both infrastructure and rolling stock engineering.
“We will highlight some best practice from within rail and feature case studies from other industries, and give a wide overview of current and near-future technologies. In addition to exploring technical advances, the events will also look at the skills and business change processes that will enable a shift to truly modern front-line inspection and maintenance practices. We hope to see you there!”
The events are free and open to all - to register please follow the link here.