Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London
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Maintenance is a major cost driver. Expenditure on maintenance over the life of the train will match its purchase cost and maintenance requirements also drive train availability. This lecture will explore the opportunities to do things differently when launching a new fleet.
The advances in technology to assist in maintenance, such as the Siemens Railigent system, allows on train information, trackside remote conditioning equipment to be analysed. This is done in a manner which allows maintenance activities to be targeted in the right areas whilst ensuring safety and efficiency is maximised with specialist technicians focused on improving maintenance downtimes and increasing unit performance and availability.
At the heart of this technology is people: the technology allows repetitive and mundane tasks to be removed and provides technicians and engineers access to the right information in easy interpretable format using the latest handheld technology. This enables more informed decision-making which helps to prevent or certainly minimise the effect of failures. New technology allows the digitalisation of depots to maximise capacity and optimise layout of equipment and tools, as well as providing remote visual training and competency of staff.
17:30 - Lecture Programme
17.30 – Registration
18.00 – Lecture begins
19.00 – Q&A
19.30 – Lecture ends
Ian Duncan: Fleet Operations Director Thameslink, Siemens
2015–present: Siemens Thameslink Fleet Operation Director responsible for leading the team delivering and maintaining Class 700 Desiro City fleet 1,140 vehicles into passenger service at their two new custom built depots at Three Bridges and Hornsey
1976–1986: BR as an apprentice at Shields Depot, Glasgow, had a variety of technical engineering roles
1985–86: first management role as Depot Manager Polmadie
1986–96: Area Fleet Manager Craigentinny Depot, - MKIII sleeper, HST fleet and introduction of the IC225 trains
1996–01: ALSTOM Contract Delivery Manager 106 new Northern Line Metro 1995 units
2001–04: Business Manger Fleet Thames Trains - Class165/166 DMU fleet
2004–07: First Great Western Head of Engineering Production- HST, Class 180, DMU’s and sleepers
2007–10: First Capital Connect Head of Fleet GN, - Class 313, 317,365 fleets
2010–12: East Coast as Engineering Director IC225,HST ,Class 180 introduction RCM and major refurbishment of catering and first class vehicles
2012–13: Siemens Crossrail bid team
2013–05: Head of Fleet bids for Arriva Trains
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