KLP Hybrid Polymer Sleepers

Reduced maintenance with KLP Hybrid Polymer Sleepers

In the same way that the inflexible old oak trees get uprooted in a strong storm in Aesop’s fable, a track support with too high track stiffness will cause premature failure and result in higher maintenance costs than anticipated. Track support that is too stiff does not spread the load sufficiently, resulting in extremely high localised impact loads and stresses (in track, sleepers, and fasteners). This may result in microcracks in rigid sleepers, failure of screws or clips, ballast attrition or ground vibrations. Causes for too high track stiffness include rigid subgrade (including concrete bases such as bridges, viaducts, tunnels) and overly stiff sleepers, such as concrete sleepers. Read more

reality modelling

Webinar: Leverage reality modelling for linear infrastructure projects

The use of infrastructure digital twins within the road and rail industry is continuing to gain momentum. The starting point of creating a digital twin is capturing the digital representation of the physical asset, its digital context. This process can involve reality data being captured from many different systems and devices, from planes, drones, and handheld cameras to terrestrial laser scanners and mobile mapping systems.

This webinar will explore how Bentley’s reality modelling solutions can help you capture, manage, analyse and share this real-world digital context to accelerate decision making during the design, construction and operations phases of large-scale civil infrastructure projects.

In this webinar learn about:

• The benefits of reality modelling for Road and Rail
• How to capture, manage, analyse and share your reality data
• Insights from existing local and international industry use cases
• Live Q&A with local reality modelling experts.

Register for the live webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EUYrlSHbRwKnKSWmzWe67Q.

rail maintenance

Cut the cost of operations and maintenance with intelligent rail analytics

As you might know, track maintenance is the most significant expense for rail owner-operators.

Watch this short video to learn how you can optimise predictive rail asset renewal to deliver a safer, reliable, and more profitable network. Having accurate information about your rail assets is a crucial part of predictive maintenance. Learn how an integrated environment for asset condition data helps you understand the state and operating conditions of your rail assets. With this information, you can improve the overall integrity and safety of your rail network.

Click on this link to find out more or download the white paper below.

construction

Connected analytics – The next game changer in construction

In this whitepaper, Catie Williams, InEight product director, Connected Analytics, explains how the sharing of data in construction can maximise productivity and increase margins.

Download the whitepaper below.

crew

Beat the clock: Maximising rail crew hours of service

Long hours for rail crew and continuous operations are the norm in the rail industry and especially so in today’s challenging times of unpredictability. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) estimates fatigue is a contributing factor in 25 per cent of serious train accidents caused by human factors. In addition, contact tracing have become the new normal.

Are you able to ensure the safety of crew members who may have co-located together in a cabin? If a crew member falls sick, will you be able to implement contact tracing quickly?

Download this whitepaper to learn how you can truly get ahead of the competition with an intelligent, integrated planning and optimisation solution that provides complete visibility into the hours-of-service limits and real-time decision support. By adopting an intelligent approach to workforce management can transform your business and give you a competitive edge.

digital advancement

Fast track your digital advancement for rail and transit

How can you improve insight into your rail asset performance? This e-book shows you how digital advancement helps you gain improved insights into your rail and transit asset performance data and make informed decisions.

You will also see how AssetWise for Asset Performance supports your digitalisation strategy by empowering effective asset management practices and information throughout the lifecycle of the built asset.

Read this e-book to learn how you can advance your asset performance to deliver safe, reliable, compliant, and cost-effective service with AssetWise.

To download the ebook, click here.

survey

Prime Creative Media surveys business leaders across 15 industries on effects of COVID restrictions and prospects for recovery 

From 28 May to 5 June 2020, Prime Creative Media conducted a survey of more than 2200 business leaders across 15 industries, to capture sentiment as the country began to lift COVID-19 restrictions.

The results paint a relatively positive picture of an industrial landscape experiencing its first recession in almost three decades. Just two-thirds of respondents reported a downturn in business, with almost 10 per cent noting an increase in business. Almost half of all businesses said that they were still looking to invest, a strong sign about the future of Australian industrial sectors. Respondents were also generally supportive of the federal government’s response, with three quarters saying it was either strong or acceptable.

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