Day Two - Thursday, 19 September 2019

COST EFFECTIVE LIFE EXTENSION AND REFURBISHMENT
ENSURING THE SUPPLY CHAIN CAN DELIVER ON REFURBISHMENTS AT THE OPTIMAL PRICE & QUALITY
MANAGING OBSOLESCENCE DURING THE SECOND LIFE OF TRAINS

8.00     Coffee And Registration

9.00     Chair's Opening Remarks

OPERATORS KEYNOTE PANEL

9.10    Real-World Experiences On Optimising Servicing & Supervision Support For Rolling Stock Refurbishment & Life Extension

Many operators understand the wiseness of the principal:
"It is either sell or supervise - it is not sell and supervise, because it needs to be two different companies". But who should be supervising? Is it better to trust your team, or to employ a dedicated supervision support professional service?

  • How to optimise your supervision strategy
  • What common pitfalls should you be looking out for?
  • Who should supervise which jobs?
  • How do you ensure the supervision support in place is efficient?

9.40 Questions & Discussion

PREWORK DUE DILIGENCE, TO ENSURE TE BE MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS

9.50    Midlife Upgrades' Due Diligence Pre-Work - Operator Case Study

It is a common strategy to try and do all necessary work in a large, mid life operation, in order to save on cost and service disruption. How do you ensure that your pre-work due diligence on your stock condition will reveal all necessary repairs, whilst avoiding unnecessary costs of un-needed repair?

  • Testing fatigue life of the structure of the train, such as twists and bows and bent, that eventually will became cracks.
  • Special attention to safety sensitive issues around floors or bogies collapsing, wiring burning through and other fire hazards.
  • Interior change, what should be taken out and changed? Seats, side paneling, carpets?
  • Needed technology upgrades such as signalling technology, passenger information systems etc.

David Hatfield, Fleet Director, Grand Central Railway Co.

10.20 Questions & Discussion

10.30 Morning Refreshments & Networking In the Exhibition Area

IN-HOUSE REFURBISHMENT VS. OUTSOURCING

11.00    Practical Experiences Evaluating The Advantages & Disadvantages Of In House Refurbishment Work Vs. Outsourcing  

How to evaluate the cost effectiveness or refurbishing in house as opposed to outsourcing the work? What factors should we take into account to make an informed decision? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both strategies?

  • How much does it cost to outsource the complete service?
  • What real saving would you make in house, when considering that your maintenance staff are probably not as skilled as the outside teams.  
  • What capital cost will you need to purchase all necessary tools to make refurbishment in-house?
  • How about safety?

11.30     Questions & Discussion

OPERATOR CASE STUDY:
22000 INTERCITY INTERIOR REFURBISHMENT PROGRAMME

11.40    Specifying Refurbished Trains To Meet Passenger Requirements & Reduce Maintenance Cost

 The 22000 Intercity Fleet for Irish Rail, consisting of 234 railcars, is currently 11 years old and requires a half-life Interior Refurbishment. Aisling  will take viewers through the current design, change process, and the delivery of the new design from concept to installation, describing how it is possible to meet passengers expectations at affordable cost.

  • How to determine what feature would be most appreciated by the clients?
  • How a refurbished train can meet the passenger requirements at affordable prices
  • Cutting maintenance cost

Aisling Norton, 22000 Interior Refurbishment Project Manager, Irish Rail

12.10     Questions & Discussion

12.20 Lunch & Networking In The Exhibition Area

OPTIMAL PROJECT DELIVERY PREPARATIONS, ENSURING DELIVERY OF PROJECT IN TIME AND ON BUDGET

13.20     Optimising The Entire Tendering Process For Refurbishment & Spare Parts

Co-ordinating original stock manufacturers with refurbishment servicing companies can be problematic, not least due to the jealously kept over intellectual property information. How do you secure spare parts securely from the refurbishment tendering process? This case study will focus on metro trains full service maintenance procurement/contracting processes, and refurbishment of metro trains for the purpose of their lifecycle extension.

  • Avoiding warranty issues
  • Securing spare parts availability during and after the refurbishment
  • Best practice on refurbishment tendering strategies

Michal Boreck√Ĺ, Project Manager, The Prague Public Transport Company (Czech Republic Metro)

13.40     Questions & Discussion

13:50     Managing Electrical, Mechanical & Software Obsolescence During The Entire Second Life Of Trains

What are the key aspects to consider when preparing to maintain your renewed train during its second life? Mechanical and electrical parts, as well as software have a high risk of obsolescence. How do you manage obsolescence risk?

  • Key aspects to consider is the management of obsolesce.
  • What happens when you don't own the software and you want to make changes?
  • What happens if you cannot buy the spare parts from the original OEM?

14.20     Questions & Discussion

SUPPLY CHAIN FOCUS

14.30    Ensuring The Supply Chain Is Able To Cost Effectively
 Deliver On Refurbishments

It is not uncommon for renovation tenders to be won by small unknown companies, it is therefore important to do the correct due diligence to ensure they have the technical competency and the financial strength to carry the work out within budget and on time. How do we check that we are choosing the right company?

  • Checking on company credibility
  • How to find out about financial strength?
  • Do they have access to all necessary intellectual property?

15.00     Questions & Discussion

15.10    Setting Up The Supply Chain To Reduce The Costs Of Overhauling Components

Supply chain knowledge and experience will allow an operator to organise all players and parts in a cost effective way. From the suppliers who are going to provide the overhauling parts to the suppliers who are going to produce the refurbishment. Everybody should co-operate to make the operation as smooth and cost effective as possible.

  • How to co-ordinate overhaul parts delivery times with your overhaul service provider
  • How to ensure the best price for parts
  • How to obtain necessary intellectual property documents
  • How to predict the number of parts needed during the second life cycle

Phuc Nguyen, Deputy CTO, LEO Express (Czech Republic)

15.40     Questions & Discussion

15.50 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking In The Exhibition Area

TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY OF INCORPORATING NEW STANDARDS WHILST RENOVATING

16.20    Incorporating New Traction Technologies

Delivering an overhaul can be an opportunity for bringing new standards to the rolling stock, including new tractions technologies. This session will explore the newest traction technologies available for retrofitting.

  • What innovative new traction technologies are there?
  • How complicated, expensive or even feasible is it to retrofit a traction technology?
  • Will it be cost effective in the long run?

Stephan Walter, Application Engineer,  MTU Friedrichshafen

16.50     Questions & Discussion

CERTIFICATION AND TESTING

17.00     Optimising Certification And Testing Procedures   

It is known that even a little change in a system can require extensive testing and certification. But how you ensure that all your renewal operation will be compliant with the ever-changing certifications rules?

  • Specifications for the entity in charge of maintenance, which is a European requirement   
  • How to comply with different countries specifications and safety standards?
  • How to make testing as simple as possible?

17.30 Questions & Discussion

17.40 Chair's Closing Remarks & End Of Conference

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