DAY TWO

DAY 2: EFFECTIVE MAINTENANCE PROCESSES FOR MINIMIZING ACCESS TIME, HANDLING LARGE DATA AND EXTENDING CRITICAL COMPONENTS LIFE-CYCLES WHILE ENSURING EMPLOYEE SAFETY  

Day Two will present break down best applications of maintenance through scheduling strategies, component-specific information and best employee practice on the line to ensure safety and productivity to reduce overall operating costs for the organization.

Chaired By: Pascal Baran, Chief Engineering Officer, Keolis Commuter Services

9.00 Chair's Opening Remarks And Recap Of Day One

Strategies For Long-Range Maintenance Planning & Scheduling

9.10 Determine Best Long-Term Maintenance Planning Strategies That Maximizes Overall Resource Efficiency And Returns

  • Learn how to balance long-range planning and immediate service needs to minimize disruption to the customer and end-user
  • Understand how to minimize the impact of technological innovations on the modeling process in long-range plans to better direct investments
  • Size up the resources and financial commitments needed when running a higher reliability driven maintenance regime

Dave Couch, Rail Delivery Director, CalTrain

Collaborative Long-Range Maintenance Planning Discussion

9.55 Investigate How To Best Incorporate Technological And Process Innovations To Increase The Progress Towards A Predictive Maintenance Regime

  • Determine the resource impact within the transition to a predictive maintenance plan will have to scope how to allocate resources
  • Learn how to balance resources between two programs when transitioning a maintenance plan
  • Benchmark practices from executive level to superintendent level for moving maintenance processes towards being proactive

Moderated By: Pascal Baran, Director Engineering Operations, Keolis Commuter Services

Panelist: Dave Couch, Rail Delivery Director, CalTrain

Panelist : Gerald Francis, President, Keolis Commuter Services

Panelist : Henry Goessmann, Assistant General Superintendent Track Maintenance & Inspections, Washington Metropolitian Area Transit Authority

Panelist: Brett Koenig, Industry Solutions Manager Enterprise Asset Management, Trapeze Group

Track And Asset Management

10.40 Next Generation Track/MOW Asset Management Systems - An Exploration of Key Functionality

  • Learn how rail agencies are optimizing track/MOW data management with an integrated approach to linear asset management
  • Explore key features of the Next Gen asset management systems including: multiple linear reference systems, age-decay curves, GIS mapping, mobile, telematics/asset health monitoring, and data analytics/visualization.
  • Discover how an integrated master data management platform is key to achieving your asset lifecycle, maintenance, and state of good repair goals.

Brett Koenig, Industry Solutions Manager Enterprise Asset Management, Trapeze Group

11.05 Morning Refreshments In The Showcase Exhibition Area

HANDLING DATA

INVESTIGATE BEST COURSES OF ACTION TO HANDLE LARGE DATA SETS AND PRESENT CLEAN DATA ACROSS AN ORGANIZATION TO QUICKLY IDENTIFY DEFECTS

Aligning Data

11.35 Discover How To Best Align Incomplete Data Within An Organization And Optimally Consume Track Geometry Data To Minimize Reaction Times

  • Find out how to optimally consume large data sheets and reports to accurately understand what the data is saying
  • Standardize data into one language to maximize accuracy of rail defects
  • Understand how to fully map data with incomplete data sets to fully identify workload priorities

Henry Goessmann, Assistant General Superintendent Track Maintenance & Inspections, Washington Metropolitian Area Transit Authority

Track Inspection & Access

12.20 Leverage Best Practices To Streamline Track Access Times To Maximize Time On The Track

  • Investigate best practices to minimize access time on the track while maintaining worker safety
  • Discuss and contrast various processes of reaching defects on the line to minimize the timeframes of inspection to save on manpower
  • Determine the best process to react to failure-based outages on the line to minimize the impact of customer and end-user
  • Investigate best methods to bridge the communication gap between operations, maintenance and engineering teams to maximize railroad uptime and timeframe of repair

Pascal Baran, Director Engineering Operations, Keolis Commuter Services

1.05 Lunch In The Exhibition Showcase Area

BEST MAINTENANCE PRACTICES AND RAIL WEAR ROUNDTABLE

UNDERSTAND  AND EXCHANGE HOW TO DEVELOP LUBRICATION AND GRINDING PROGRAMMES TO MINIMIZE RAIL WEAR OVER THE LIFE-SPAN THE RAIL

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss and exchange key practices for mitigating rail wear through a thorough dissection of lubrication and grinding practices that enable smoother rail and limit the need for the renewals.

Lubrication Programmes & Grinding Practices

2.05 Analyze Best Practices For Lubrications Programs And Benchmark Grinding Practices On The Track To Minimize Rail Wear

  • Benchmark different technologies and tooling options for a lubrication programme to maximize effectiveness on the railroad
  • Compare approaches towards lubrication programmes to minimize vibration and noise on the track
  • Mitigate the impact of wayside grease on lubrication machines to lower operating costs of maintenance
  • Analyze the optimal frequency of grinding that yields the best condition and profile of the rail
  • Determine best grinding practices to prevent defects on the rail and maximize the condition of the rail
  • Resolve vibration and noise issues of the track through examining best practices for grinding the rail

Moderated By: Pascal Baran, Chief Engineering Officer, Keolis Commuter Services

3.05 Afternoon Refreshments In The Showcase Exhibition Area

COMPONENT-SPECIFIC MAINTENANCE

ACCESS BEST MAINTENANCE PRACTICES FOR CRITICAL COMPONENTS ON THE RAIL TRACK TO EXTEND THE LIFE-CYCLE OF TRACK ASSETS, MINIMIZE DERAILMENT AND MAXIMIZE CORRECTIVE SUCCESS RATES

Plates & Ties / Frogs & Switch Points

3.35 Examine Best Methods For Maintaining And Extending The Life Span Of Plates & Ties To Save Time And Money

  • Discover modernized approaches towards ties & plates that can prolong the life of components and minimize the need for renewal
  • Exchange best practices for maintaining the plates & ties to reduce workload and maintenance on the components
  • Learn how to quickly diagnose hollow spots and the life-span of the ties to see if it can hold the rail to reduce the risk of derailment
  • Investigate best approaches to determining causes of frog component failures to diagnose problems quickly and efficiently
  • Exchange best approaches for pinpointing the life-cycle of frogs & switch points to forecast defects of the components quickly
  • Mitigate the impact of conditional factors such as weather and geography in forecasting defects and determining the condition of the component

Moderated By: Pascal Baran, Chief Engineering Officer, Keolis Commuter Services

4.05 Chair's Closing Remarks & Apple TV Draw

4.15 End of Conference

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