17 July 2017

Zoom: Failure analysis

OPERATORS, MAINTAINERS, do you have rolling stock or infrastructure components that are failing in service for reasons that you cannot explain?

But to find the right answer to a problem at the right cost, you first need to understand the root causes of the incident. This is the only way to be sure that, post-repair, the required availability levels will be restored and maintained.

By working with the laboratories of France’s two main railway operators, Eurailtest EIG can offer rail sector failure analyses for a large number of rolling stock components, including running gear, transmission components, diesel engines, pantographs, brake gear, parts made of polymers or composite materials, etc. The same applies to infrastructure: rails, signalling relays, overhead contact lines, to name but a few.

In addition, on more than one occasion Eurailtest has applied its skills and expertise to non-railway fields. For more information, consult our “Failure analysis” case study and our on-line “Failure analysis” product fact sheet.