Ray Chan

Editor

Manage the risk of longer maintenance intervals

Railway operators frequently request the extension of maintenance intervals for wheel sets and wheel set bearings. Significant reductions of life cycle cost can be achieved by postponing and harmonising costly maintenance activities.

It is possible to benefit from extending the maintenance interval of an application, while still managing the risks. But it calls for a thorough evaluation, the scope of which depends on the magnitude of the extension.

With vibration-based condition monitoring, a large amount of data can be gathered and give a good certainty with less manual sampling.

For more information on condition monitoring, and support in extending your maintenance intervals, contact SKF or visit SKF.com. You can download more information by filling in the form below.