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Development of economic model for analyzing lubrication effectiveness in heavy haul lines

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Md Uddin, Gopinath Chattopadhyay, Mohammad Rasul, P Sroba, A Howie
Friction management using wayside gauge face and top of rail systems is widely used in the North American heavy haul and other railways. It provides cost effective solutions to manage rail/wheel wear, energy consumption, costs and noise. The research on cost effective friction management solutions for the Australian heavy haul industry has been limited. This paper presents the testing of curve lubrication technologies and various greases in the field to develop economic model for analyzing lubrication effectiveness. The latest wayside equipment and different greases were used in field trials. Data were collected and analyzed for optimal lubrication decisions. The economic models proposed here for the Australian heavy hauls lines are illustrated using numerical examples and would be useful to industries for asset life enhancement, reliability and safety improvement along with reduction of risks and costs.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

1430

End Page

1441

Number of Pages

12

Start Date

01/01/2011

Finish Date

01/01/2011

ISBN-10

0954130723

Location

Stavanger, Norway

Publisher

COMADEM International

Place of Publication

United Kingdom

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Railway Engineering; Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS); QR National; Sroba Rail Services Pty. Ltd;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management

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