Asset Optimisation

Asset Optimisation

How we can help you

Our experience in railway maintenance and operations comes from work on hundreds of critical and complex projects for clients around the world.

We add value to your projects by focusing on achieving outcomes rather than just applying specific technologies.

Real-world domain knowledge informs our work in data analysis, programming, modelling, research and development, safety assurance and whole-life costing. At the same time, our  whole-system mindset means we ensure each project positively contributes to the full operational railway.

And, as part of a global, multi-sector business we can also bring insights and asset optimisation best practice from beyond the rail domain, drawing upon Ricardo colleagues who advise the automotive, manufacturing, energy and environment sectors on every aspect of engineering systems, from concept and design to operations and decommissioning.

These systems have identified damaged pantographs that needed immediate actions to avoid possible overhead wire breaks. Catenary engineer, Infrabel
These systems have identified damaged pantographs that needed immediate actions to avoid possible overhead wire breaks.

Example services

Reliability and maintenance engineering

Reliability and maintenance engineering

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What is asset optimisation in rail?

Using bespoke measurement and analysis techniques, our experts will help you gain new insights into your asset base, so that you can make better, evidence-backed decisions.

We can support your teams across a wide range of assignments, from condition monitoring studies to digitalisation strategies, from modelling system interfaces to implementing information security measures.

In every instance, our experts will work alongside you in a spirit of partnership. We will help your teams understand how to apply our techniques throughout your organisation - bringing benefits to staff and customers alike.

Great response every time. All analysis is completed quickly no matter the time of day Hitachi Rail Limited, 2018
Great response every time. All analysis is completed quickly no matter the time of day

How our asset optimisation services can help


Manufacturers

  • Cyber security risk assessments
  • Maintenance support
  • Complexity management
  • Lifecycle cost management 


Operators

  • Operations scheduling

  • Route-based energy efficient driving 

  • Asset management planning

  • Predictive maintenance regimes


Infrastructure managers

  • Real-time condition monitoring 
  • Asset renewal programmes
  • Digitalisation strategies
  • Wheel/Rail interaction analysis

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