Asset Optimisation

Asset Optimisation

How we can help you

Our experience in railway maintenance and operations spans across hundreds of critical and complex projects for clients around the world.

We add value to projects by providing a focus on achieving outcomes rather that just applying specific technologies.

Real-world domain knowledge informs how we apply skill in data analysis, programming, modelling, research and development, safety assurance and whole-life costing, whilst a 'whole-system' mindset means we ensure each project makes a positive contribution to the full operational railway.  

As part of a global, multi-sector business we can also bring you  insights and best practices from beyond the rail domain, drawing upon Ricardo experts who advise the automotive, manufacturing, energy and environment sectors in every area of engineering systems, from optioneering to concept, design, operations to 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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A spirit of partnership

Using bespoke measurement and analysis techniques, our experts will help you access new insights into your asset base to support better, evidence-backed decision making.

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

In every instance, our experts will work alongside you in a spirit of partnership, ensuring your teams understand how to apply our techniques throughout your organisation for the benefit of 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

Who we help

Manufacturer

  • Cyber security risk assessments
  • Maintenance support
  • Complexity management

Operator

  • Operations scheduling

  • Lifecycle cost management 

  • Predictive maintenance regimes

Infrastructure managers

  • Real-time condition monitoring 
  • Asset renewal programmes
  • Digitalisation strategies

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