DAY ONE

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DAY 1: PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE & BEST-IN-CLASS APPROACHES FOR MAINTENANCE PLANNING TO MINIMIZE OPERATING COSTS WITHIN TIGHT FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS  

Day One will present leading case-studies from European and North American transit agencies as to how to best prepare and plan - on a tight budget - maintenance and asset management while leveraging and integrating the latest cost-effective technology.

Chaired By: William Rothery, Track Specialist, Network Rail

9.00 Chair's Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE: Implementing New Technology & Cultural Change To Transform The Business Of Track Maintenance

9.10 Integrate New Technology To Fully Utilize Track Assets Within Financially Constrained Environments And Move Away From A Reactive-Based Culture

  • Understand the best step by step organizational business change process of moving from reactive maintenance to proactive maintenance
  • Learn how to successfully integrate real-time information, data compilation, analysis remote-condition monitoring technologies into a maintenance program
  • Define the basic components and structures of a predictive maintenance regime to make the transition more streamlined
  • Identify best technologies that are needed for to apply predictive maintenance to quickly implement predictive maintenance within day-to-day operations
  • Find out and compare the organizational culture that is needed to succeed in implementing predictive maintenance

Andrew Off, Assistant General Manager, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Predictive Maintenance In Practice - European Case Study

9.50 Realize The Standards And Metrics Of A Predictive Maintenance Regime To Reduce Delays, Operating Costs And Attrition

  • Benchmark standards of maintenance to alleviate knowledge gaps for transitioning to predictive maintenance
  • Understand financial resourcing and staffing within a predictive maintenance system to enhance decision-making and resourcing
  • Learn tooling and technologies that are already applied within a predictive maintenance regime to ease implementation

Tim Flower, Professional Head of Maintenance, Network Rail

10.30 Morning Refreshments In The Showcase Exhibition Area

ASSET MANAGEMENT PLANNING

DETERMINE HOW TO PLAN CRITICAL TRACK ASSETS AND EXAMINE BEST PRACTICES FOR EXTENDING ASSET LIFE-CYCLES TO MINIMIZE NEED FOR RE-INVESTMENT AND ALLOCATE RESOURCES MORE EFFECTIVELY

Forecasting Defects

11.00 Improve How Digital Technology Can Identify Potential Areas Of Derailment And Utilize Inspections To Maximize Railroad Uptime

  • Determine what measurements and metrics a railroad operator undertakes to form more accurate conclusions of derailment  
  • Understand the condition of the rail through determining when defects have occurred on the railroad to quickly forecast future derailments
  • Learn how to make information more actionable between different departments during inspection to fully maintain FTA and FRA inspection standards
  • Track geometry car vs. man on the railroad: Weigh up the pros and cons of manual vs. automated inspection to better utilize resources

Ricky Stagner, Manager of Track & ROW, DART

Life-Cycle Extension

11.40 Realize The Best Practices For The Life-Cycle Of Key Track Assets To More Efficiently Utilize Limited Resources And Save Money On Component Renewals

  • Analyze the best ways of determining the expected life expectancy to realize what can be done with the component to extend its life span
  • Recognize best technologies available to prolong the life span of the rail
  • Leverage the benefits of grind patterning and traffic data to identify rail flaws on the rail and best advise on the type of rail to use

William Rothery, Track Specialist, Network Rail

12.10 Lunch In The Exhibition Showcase Area

NYCT MTA Asset Management Case-Study

1.10 Discover How To Leverage Asset Management To Maximise Maintenance Delivery And Reliability

  • Find out what software and techniques an organization is using to fully monitor its assets 
  • Determine the best course of action for developing asset management across a multiple departments and learn how to best harmonize information for assets
  • Learn how NYCT is deploying asset management to minimize disruption across an organization

Stephen Stark, Senior Director of EAM Maintenance of Way, New York City Transit

Strategic Asset Management Planning Collaborative Panel

1.50 Outline Organizational Strategies To Develop A Strong Asset Management Programme To Maximize Return On Long-Term Investments

  • Learn how to meet regulatory requirements without ambiguity to remain compliant through meeting performance reporting requirements seamlessly
  • Understand the best practices to move legacy information from one system to another to minimize time spent in transition
  • Recognize planned maintenance of equipment of its life-span to determine what interventions have to be made to enhance decision-making

Moderated By: William Rothery, Track Specialist, Network Rail

Panelist : Stephen Stark, Senior Director of EAM Maintenance of Way, New York City Transit

Panelist: Ricky Stagner, Manager of Track & ROW, DART

2.40 Afternoon Refreshments In The Showcase Exhibition Area

NEW TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

ACCESS KEY CASE STUDIES TO HARNESS THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES TO MINIMIZE INSPECTION TIMES, MANPOWER RESOURCES AND ENHANCE WORKER SAFETY

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

Compare User-Friendly Software For Preventative Maintenance

3.10 Understand The Software Landscape To Allow Faster Sharing Of Information And Decision-Making For Faults On The Track  

  • Find out how other infrastructure operators link up their software packages to present user-friendly information of defects  
  • Learn how to consolidate information between engineering and rail detection teams to produce more efficient outputs of fault detection
  • Determine the best ways to consolidate data and information at the end of the day to save time on data compilation
Compare Remote-Condition Monitoring Technology

Discover How To Harness And Move Towards Remote Inspection Technologies To Reduce Time And Manpower On The Line

  • Find out how a railroad operator made the transition basic walking inspections to drone technology to make rail inspections faster
  • Learn how drone inspection data can produce consistent results to allow better allocation of resources
  • Size up mobile and GPS technologies that are user-friendly to diagnose faults on the track and relay information quickly  
  • Contrast what work can be scaled manually or through automation technology to identify improvement opportunities and maximize overall railroad uptime
  • Investigate best applications of camera technology to accurately diagnose gauge issues to reduce inspection time

TRAINING & HUMAN RESOURCES

BENCHMARK TRAINING PRACTICES TO OPTIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY, INTEGRATE NEW TECHNOLOGY AND FOSTER A CULTURE TO ADAPT TO MINIMIZE BACKLOGS AND COPE WITH NEW DEMANDS IN MAINTENANCE

PANEL: Training For The 21st Century

4.20 Understand Best Approaches Towards Training New And Existing Staff On Latest Maintenance Practices And Technologies To Maximize Human Resources

  • Understand the best process of training instructors to adapt to the demands of training the 21st century track engineer and maintainer
  • What process is best? Compare virtual training, practical, classroom-led initiatives and ascertain what is best for each situation
  • Determine the best balance of delivering training programmes to minimize impact to the maintenance workflow

Moderated By: William Rothery, Track Specialist, Network Rail

Panelist : Pascal Baran, Chief Engineering Officer,Keolis Commuter Services

Panelist : Ricky Stagner, Manager of Track & ROW, DART  

Panelist : Dave Couch, Rail Delivery Director, CalTrain  

4.50 Chair's Closing Remarks And Audience Recap Of The Day

5.00 Drinks Reception In The Exhibition Showcase Area  

6.00 End of Day One

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