This two day call for papers conference featured over 40 peer reviewed and published papers on condition monitoring and non-destructive testing, specific to the railway sector. The papers include both vehicles and infrastructure topics, ranging from research papers to case studies.
Papers focussed on current research, product development and practical experience from academics, railway operators and railway system suppliers.
The papers are grouped into the following technical topics:
About the conference:
Effective condition monitoring is vital in a world where pressure to reduce life cycle costs and get the most out of assets is on the rise.
For the first time this conference included a focus on non-destructive testing (NDT). Driven and made far more practical by advances in processing power, the efficiency that NDT offers could provide a realistic solution to the perennial capacity challenge that railway systems face.
The latest technologies in condition monitoring can indeed save time money and labour as well as promote efficient maintenance scheduling and high safety levels, but in order for the technology to be effective in the commercial environment, both research and industry figures must come together to discuss practical applications. This is a key aim of this conference.