DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6TH
Analysing A Roadmap to CBM & Change Management, Contracting And Pushing The Asset Harder To Ensure A Smooth And Low Risk Transition To Predictive And Minimise Maintenance Costs
8.20 Opening Remarks by Neil Bamford, Asset Maintenance Director, London Midland (U.K.)
Chaired by Justin Southcombe, Commercial Director, Perpetuum (U.K.)
OPENING KEYNOTE PANEL
STRATEGIC SESSION: THE EVOLUTION OF CBM
8.30 Discuss The Evolution Of CBM Over The Last 12 Months To Identify Potential Updates For Your Predictive Strategy
Several years on from the adoption of CBM by many prominent railways, key lessons are being learned about its implementation. We will ask some of Europe's leading operators:
- Has CBM lived up to expectations and is it now part of 'business as usual'?
- How have you implemented CBM around existing maintenance and operational plans?
- Which sensor checks are most effective for future reliability growth tactics?
- What strategy is most effective in building cultural trust in remote diagnostics?
Moderator: Mark Johnson, Engineering Director, Southeastern (U.K.)
Panellist: Paolo Masini, Director of Rolling Stock Technology & Maintenance Engineering, Trenitalia (Italy)
Panellist: Christopher McMorrow, Head of Fleet Management, Irish Rail (Ireland)
Panellist: Tara Soesbee, Senior Program Manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (USA)
Panellist: Chris Welford, Fleet Engineering Reliability & System Manager, London Underground (U.K.)
PLANNING, CONTRACTING & COLLABORATING FOR THE CHANGE TO CBM
This section will cover case studies on how multiple operators have implemented strategies for contracting, maintenance planning and altering the company culture in the face of change and how to work with suppliers to develop an optimal CBM system
CASE STUDY: ROADMAP TO CBM
9.10 Hear Step-By-Step Recommendations And Transferrable Lessons To Ensure A Smooth Transition From Mileage-Based To CBM
The introduction of CBM may seem like a daunting task but when taken in a 'bite by bite' fashion, implementation is far more achievable. Hear from this operator on how to:
- Envisage the changeover period from mileage-based to condition-based maintenance to plan resources accordingly
- Identify when operators start to see the benefit of CBM to accurately communicate investment requirements
- Measure improvements in predictive capability to discern which sensors represent the best value for money
- Make the safety case for CBM to minimise unnecessary maintenance checks
Paolo Masini, Director of Rolling Stock Technology & Maintenance Engineering, Trenitalia (Italy)
9.35 Change Your Monitoring Philosophy To Future Proof Investments
Standardisation of components and systems in the railway sector is still decades away - batch sizes of designs will continue to remain relatively low compared with other sectors. In the meantime we must manage a plethora of products with a high volatility in actual life, sometimes orders of magnitude lower than their design lives. How can asset managers work safely within these constraints?
- Discuss the lack of standardisation of components and systems in the railway sector and how this impacts asset managers ability to safely optimise maintenance within these constraints;
- See how an operator is targeting over 1.4 million km between wheelset overhaul, a 100% increase on where they were before monitoring started
- Hear about the commercial and technical innovations that were required to ensure that the asset owners confidence in the outcome was maximised
Presentation by Justin Southcombe, Commercial Director, Perpetuum (U.K.)
10.05 Presentation by Kenneth Pipe, Managing Director, Humaware (U.K.)
10.25 Question & Answer Session
10.35 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area
REAL TIME REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS
11.05 Use Digital Data, Real-Time Remote Diagnostics And Proactive Condition Monitoring To Maximise Rolling Stock Utilisation
- Discuss the role of real-time data in interactive and predictive fault detection
- Demonstrate how remote diagnostics and condition-based maintenance help maximise rolling stock utilisation and minimise costly periods out of service.
- See how Trimble customers have extended the lifespan of expensive components through condition monitoring and optimised operating mileage without compromising reliability or safety
Lee Braybrooke, Director of Marketing, Trimble Rail
STRATEGIC PLANNING & SCHEDULING - REDUCE DOWNTIME
11.20 Implement A Comprehensive Planning And Scheduling Programme To Minimise Downtime
Translating data into concrete maintenance plans can be a difficult task, especially when an operator is making the move to CBM. But there are some methods and systems which can simplify the task.
- Identify organisational blockers to CBM to allow a smooth transition
- Compare in-house and off-the-shelf maintenance scheduling systems to avoid repeating the mistakes of another operator
- Align fleet maintenance and fleet production functions to ensure timely train delivery
- Employ a failure mode analysis to ensure the correct action is taken in the event of a component failure
- Utilise web-based planning tools and asset management systems to effectively track the performance of the entire fleet
Christopher McMorrow, Head of Fleet Management, Irish Rail (Ireland)
MAINTENANCE CONTRACT DRAFTING FOR MINIMAL RISK
11.45 Draft A Build And Maintain Contract Correctly To Minimise Risk
Once a minority arrangement, contract maintenance partnerships are becoming more commonplace in the industry. But what is the best way to draft a contract to correctly manage risk and get the most from working with a train builder?
- What key information should be taken into account when drafting up a maintenance contract?
- When should Technical Support Arrangements or Technical, Service, Support and Spares Arrangements be implemented?
- How should the changeover to outsourced maintenance take place to keep operator maintenance workers engaged?
Gustav Sjöberg, Maintenance Manager, MTR Tech - Stockholm Metro (Sweden)
12.10 Question & Answer Session
12.20 Lunch In Exhibition Showcase Area
STRATEGIC CHANGE MANAGEMENT FOR CBM INTRODUCTION
1.20 Implement A Change Management Strategy To Embed CBM Processes And Ensure Workforce Buy-In
Introduction of CBM can yield a great competitive advantage for any operator, but the railway industry can be quite resistant to change. So what are the most effective methods for driving change from the bottom up?
- Identify the advantages of predictive maintenance to demonstrate its tangible benefits
- Implement a communication strategy to break down the workforce's barriers to change
- Embed changes in process and effectively transfer knowledge to ensure a motivated and competent workforce
Wan-Jui Lee, Data Scientist, Dutch Railways (Netherlands)
1.45 Presentation by TrackIQ (Australia)
ROUNDTABLE: CBM INTRODUCTION CHALLENGE
2.05 Decide The Best Methods To Overcome A Real World CBM Introduction Challenge
In this session delegates will work together in groups to solve real world CBM introduction challenges faced by an operator, before comparing their solutions with those of the operator.
2.05 Part A: Hear a short case study on the challenge encountered by this TOC that required an upgrade
2.20 Part B: Work together in groups to solve the issue
2.50 Part C: Hear how this operator overcame the challenges outlined and compare your solution to what was implemented
Neil Bamford, Asset Maintenance Director, London Midland (U.K.)
THE PAYBACK OF PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE
3.05 How To Choose And Implement A Predictive Maintenance Platform
Insufficient fleet monitoring and delayed problem detection are detrimental to the proper functioning of your operations: they keep you from gaining actionable insights and therefore from taking the right actions at the right time to prevent inline failures and to minimise the risk for losses and downtime.
Predictive maintenance represents a big opportunity to boost fleet reliability and availability, and many large organisations have already started discovering and testing predictive maintenance platforms. But what does the right predictive maintenance platform look like? And how do you best approach predictive maintenance?
- What's the impact of insufficient asset monitoring and delayed problem detection, and what are the benefits of predictive maintenance?
- When do you make the switch to predictive maintenance?
- What do you need to look for in a predictive maintenance platform, a checklist.
- How do you manage the change to predictive maintenance inside your organisation?
Christian Sprauer, CEO, Railnova (Belgium)
OPERATOR & SUPPLIER COLLABORATION: SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
3.25 Work With Your Supplier To Develop Maintenance Software To Ensure A Practical Final Product
A major roadblock to CBM introduction is the use of software that is not fit for purpose. However, this situation can be avoided if suppliers and operators work closely together on system development.
- Communicate what information needs to be displayed to the supplier to develop an appropriate interface
- Identify the sweet point between simplicity and knowledge to ensure technicians understand new software without costing too much training time
- Ensure operator and supplier engineers work together on developing and testing software to ensure a practical final product
- Identify potential obstacles to software introduction to minimise downtime
Paul Staples, Fleet Director, First Transpennine Express (U.K.)
3.50 Question & Answer Session
4.00 Afternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area
OPEN PLATFORM COLLABORATION
4.30 Presentation by Dirk Seckler, Head of Sales, Knorr Bremse (Germany)
NEW TRAIN PROCUREMENT & INTRODUCTION
This section will give delegates the opportunity to hear the best methods for procuring and introducing new fleets to ensure a smooth transition
NEW TRAIN PROCUREMENT & INTRODUCTION
4.50 Procure And Introduce A New Train Set Correctly To Avoid Service Disruptions And Deliver The Fleet's Contracted Mileage
New fleet introduction is a process that can be loaded with pitfalls. However, many European operators have gone through this change successfully.
Identify lessons learned by this operator on how to:
- Weigh up operator requirements, train testing and contractual obligations to select the correct fleet
- Conduct a risk analysis on general procedures and integration to ensure a safe operation
- Gauge the reliability of a new fleet to be able to correctly communicate the reliability growth curve to customers and passengers
- Identify the new fleet's interfaces with infrastructure to ensure a timely introduction into service
- Consider the Design Review Process to ensure that the fleet will fulfill the requirement
Max Vibæk, Discipline Manager Rolling Stock, Metroselskabet (Denmark)
GET THE MOST FROM THE ASSET: PREVENTING INVASIVE MAINTENANCE & REFURBISHING OLD FLEETS
This section will investigate when and when not to refurbish to increase customer satisfaction and minimise unnecessary maintenance tasks
PREVENTING INVASIVE MAINTENANCE - PUSH THE ASSET HARDER
5.15 Reduce Unnecessary Human Interfacing With The Train To Increase Reliability And Push The Asset Harder
"If it isn't broken, don't fix it" is a common phrase in maintenance workshops. However, this is often simpler in theory than in practice. Hear from this operator on how they:
- Differentiate between human factors and 'own goal' maintenance to establish which errors can be eliminated
- Consider when it is appropriate to trip and reset the train to minimise lost defects and service cancellations
- Implement a high quality alarming system to ensure timely defect identification and to ignore non-critical tasks
- Apply appropriate defect rectification to ensure train availability
REFURBISHING OLD FLEETS
5.40 Assess The Pros And Cons Of Refurbishment Versus Buy New To Inform The Correct Investment Decision
In a dynamic market place it is important for operators to keep pace with change and ever evolving customer expectations. But what measures need to be put in place to ensure successful refurbishment works and boost customer satisfaction?
- Assess new commercial needs to adapt to market conditions while ensuring train availability
- Identify the relevant regulations for train refurbishment to ensure compliance
- Engage with train builders and suppliers early to draw on their experience and avoid previously made mistakes
- Plan refurbishment works in good time to avoid service disruption
- Consider introduction of WiFi and air conditioning to boost customer satisfaction
João Grossinho, Director of Maintenance, Fertagus (Portugal)
6.05 Question & Answer Session
6.15 Chair's Closing Remarks
6.25 - 7.25 Networking Drinks Reception In Exhibition Showcase Area
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Meet Senior Decision Makers From:
- UK Fleet Operators (TOCs)
- UK Fleet Owners (ROSCOs)
- European Fleet Operators
With The Following Job Titles:
Heads, Directors And Senior Managers Of:
- Rolling Stock
- Asset Management
- System Integration
- Operational Standards
- Innovative Technologies
- Continuous Improvement
- Train Manufacturers
- Maintenance Companies
- CBM Technology Companies
- Asset Management