Peter Callen, ARTC - Case Study: Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW

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Peter Callen, ARTC delivered the presentation at the RISSB’s 2013 Rail Turnouts Workshop.

The RISSB’s National Rail Turnouts Workshop 2013 gives all those involved an in-depth forum to consolidate and share the latest technical information for rail turnouts. Drawing on industry expertise, the workshop features technical and practical presentations that address key turnout functions in an every-day operational context.

For more information about the event, please visit: http://www.informa.com.au/railturnoutsworkshop13

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Peter Callen, ARTC - Case Study: Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW

  1. 1. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx CASE STUDY: Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW Peter Callen Predictive Systems Manager Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) 30 May 2013 Crowne Plaza Newcastle
  2. 2. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx Introduction Capacity Projects (HV 2012-21) • Current Projects • Future Projects • Project Delivery • Maintenance Projects Challenges for Rail Maintenance • Vision • Innovation, Collaboration & Integration, Implementation Challenges for Rail Maintenance • HV TSR Guide, 4Site Monitoring
  3. 3. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptxRISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx Capacity Projects Current Environment • Maintain rail capacity above terminal capacity • 2013/14 projections increasing Current Projects • Gunnedah Expansion • Scone Reconfiguration (25 to 50km/h) • Drayton Junction • Watermark Passing Loop • Terminal Congestion • KCT Departure Road 3 • Hexham Relief Roads
  4. 4. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx Capacity Projects Future Projects • Gunnedah Expansion • North Togar Loop • Gunnedah Rd Upgrade • Ulan Expansion • 324 km Loop. Gulgong Loop • Bylong East Extension • Gulgong – Tullawang CTC • Ulan – Gulgong Track Upgrade • Network Congestion • Drayton(1x2km) Relief Hub • Whittingham (2x2km) Relief Hub • KCT Departure Road 7/8 Extension • KCT Arrival Roads (4 to 8 train cap.)
  5. 5. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptxRISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx Capacity Projects Future Environment • Heavy Haul Guidelines (Confirmed project by project) • Axle load increases, lower headway, structural gauge, etc • Project flexibility to meet customer/market demands • Planning Lead Time (State Significant Infrastructure (SSI) >$50m) Project Delivery • Capital projects to meet current contracted demand ($1.2b over 4years) • Integrated planning. Complex scope delivery. Optimised possessions • Delivery model changes. 4 alliances to 1 alliance. • Limited resources
  6. 6. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptxRISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx Capacity Projects Maintenance Projects • Predictive systems • PS Data – aggregation of data, analytics, maintenance workflow • PS Technology – new data sources/systems, field staff technology systems • Multidiscipline Approach to Turnouts • Vehicle Track Interaction (VTI) – impacts, vehicle accelerations, formation • Points Motor condition monitoring – load, lubrication, positive closure • Operational critical locations • Coal fouling. Lubrication • Failure History (actual, functional) • Real time data usage. Predictive analytics
  7. 7. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptxRISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx Challenges for Rail Maintenance Vision • Hunter Valley Infrastructure & Projects 5 Year Sub Division Plan • Safer working environment • Asset Management • Growth in Profit • Team Culture • Measureable Performance (KPIs) • Industry alignment (20+ year vision) • Domestic – ARA National Freight Strategy - The Role of Rail "Towards 2050", Australian Rail Supply Industry Roadmap - On Track to 2040 • International – RSSB (UK) Railway Technical Strategy "The Future Railway“ 30 Yr Plan, FRA/TTCI (US) Rail Technology Needs "A 20 yr Perspective"
  8. 8. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx Challenges for Rail Maintenance Innovation • Managed innovation framework. Data + Hypothesis = Outcome + Value Collaboration & Integration • An integrated supply chain model for safety & availability Implementation • Rapid Prototyping. Data driven decisions for actionable maintenance outcomes. Regulation • Move from time bases/static to condition/real time standards.
  9. 9. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx CASE STUDY Temporary Speed Restriction Guide • Based upon operational modelling • Deployed to provisioning centres • Visual operational sensitivity • Proactive decision making tool • Delivered within 3 weeks for 700 km • Improvements (awaiting results) • Increased operational awareness by field staff • Shorter TSRs in critical areas • Prioritise maintenance treatments
  10. 10. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx CASE STUDY Kingfisher RTU & 4Site Monitoring • Modular. Expandable. • Deployed to provisioning centres • Visual display. Reduced site inspections • Delivered 130 units over last 10 years • Improvements. • Remote problem monitoring. Reduced site visits • Safety. Less danger zone exposure • Unplanned track access • Links • http://www.cse-semaphore.com/ • http://4tel.com.au/4site.xml
  11. 11. RISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptxRISSB CASE STUDY Track Maintenance in the Hunter Valley & Regional NSW v0.0.3.pptx References Acknowledgements Scott Chapman, ARTC, Manager Delivery and Maintenance Gus Aguilar, ARTC, Development Manager Major Works Clinton Crump, ARTC, Heavy Haul Development Manager John Gifford, ARTC, Manager Signalling and Compliance Citation Gifford, John. Maintaining and Designing Signalling Systems for Reliability, Availability and Maintainability – Challenging the Paradigms, Beliefs and Sacred Cows (IRSE, 2012) (Link) Other Documents • 2012-21 Hunter Valley Corridor Capacity Strategy – ARTC • Towards 2050 – National Freight Strategy – The role of Rail – ARA • On Track 2040 – Supplier Roadmap – Rail Supplier Advocate (Fed Gov) • The Future Railway – The Industry’s Rail Technical Strategy (RTS) – UK • Railway Technology Needs a 20-year Perspective – TTCI/FRA (US)

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