Asset Optimisation

Asset Optimisation

How we can help you

Our experience in asset management and optimisation comes from our work supporting hundreds of complex railway projects for clients around the world.

Using bespoke measurement tools and analysis techniques, our experts will enable you to access new insights from your asset base and help you to assemble evidenced-based data sets that support more informed decision-making.

All our data analysis, modelling and costing is built upon real-world domain knowledge, whilst a 'whole-system' mindset means we ensure every major process change or technology that is introduced will have a positive contribution to the wider railway.

Gain valuable new insights from your assets

We can support your teams across a wide range of assignments, from condition monitoring of catenery and track infrastructure, to digitalisation, energy efficiency and information security.

And, as a member of the multi-sector Ricardo group, we can also bring insights and best practice from beyond the rail domain, drawing on colleagues who advise the automotive, manufacturing, energy and environment sectors across every aspect of their engineering systems.

In every instance, we will work with you in a spirit of partnership, helping your teams learn how to apply consistent methodologies across your organisation - bringing benefits to staff and customers alike.

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.
Reliability and maintenance engineering

Reliability and maintenance engineering

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DriveSmart - Energy efficient driving

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PUPIL - Track Geometry Assessment Tool

PUPIL - Track Geometry Assessment Tool

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Who we work with


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
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