This event, to be held at TWI in Great Abington on 20 September 2013, seeks to bring together views on integrity management from major European railway stakeholders in policy, technology and services.�
Europe's rail sector is at the cutting edge globally, continually growing its share of international markets as a result of investment in�research and innovation. Midterm projections by the European Commission expect rail freight and passenger traffic to rise by approximately 13% and 19% respectively between 2000 and 2020.
Whilst new high speed lines are being built to meet this demand, most if it will be accommodated using existing lines. These railway assets need to be monitored and examined for damage to ensure that timely action is taken for them to remain fit for service. Not only this, such asset integrity management activities need to find a balance between the�desire for lower cost solutions and the� need to achieve the lowest through life cycle costs whilst fulfilling the reliability, availability, maintainability and safety of the assets.
- Roderick Smith - Department for Transport (UK)
- Bj�rn Paulsson - International Union of Railways (France)
- Cliff Funnell - Technology Strategy Board (UK)
- Lennart Elfgren - Lule� University of Technology (Sweden)
- Niall Fagan - HS2 (UK)
- David Castlo - Network Rail (UK)
- Kuldeep Gharatya - London Underground (UK)
This Seminar will focus on technical topics related to railway engineering, condition monitoring, asset management, life extension, relevant EU Projects and Horizon2020.
Register hereto secure your place at this prestigious event.
For further information please contact Dr Polyvios Polyviou