The Swedish Transport Administration’s (Trafikverket) digitization program goes from “talking to walking”. The digitization program start to harvest from the benefits in Alanytics ®. The project will streamline the analysis of railway condition and give forecast on its degradation. The joint project between Trafikverket and eMaintenance365 is expected to provide a clearer status and forecast of how the railway assets are performing. With information from several different data sources, Analytics® will visualize and give actual status and prognostics on track assets.
eMaintenance365’s powerful cloud based platform services are now fully tested by Trafikverket. The project focus on using our advanced tool Analytics® to visualize maintenance actions for rail infrastructure. As a result, support for decision making processes are provided for strategic, tactical and operational levels. The cloud service retrieves data from a variety of systems and then converts data into information and knowledge about the state of the railway track. With our unique advanced analyse windows, the different personnel categories can then visualize the need for maintenance actions and enalbles future predictions. Current status are generated and then visualized to the maintenance organization’s various personnel categories in strategic, tactical and operational levels.
At strategic level, it is about using actual data and facts in order to gain an actual condition and status of the assets. This information will be used to make decisions about the need for reinvestments and renewals or to extend track life with more maintenance. For example, execute more maintenance actions, using existing maintenance contractor, on the different track sections.
At the tactical level, Trafikverket wants to identify the need for tamping, grinding and welding, as early as possible in the decision making and planning processes. With better predictions and forecasts, you get more efficient and better planned track section maintenance decisions. This also provides lower maintenance cost of the track.
For the operational levels, the maintenance contractors, those who perform the actual work out in the track, the project hopes to improve the flow of information for work order generation. This gives the opportunity for the contractor to achieve better logistics, spare parts management and scheduling of slot times in track.
The project will last for 1.5 years and focus on track and lane maintenance.