Just like all mechanical equipment, the railway's high-value components are also subject to degradation. Without control of degradation, it is impossible to predict what is needed to achieve the desired service life. The risk is that unpredictable problems must be dealt with through costly and unplanned efforts with negative consequences for both operations and other prioritized needs. With the right analysis of degradation, control is instead given over the entire life cycle. In addition, life extension with considerable potential to save costs becomes a real option.
In this webinar, an overview of challenges and solutions to achieve sustainable lifetime management of track vehicles and their important components is given.