Trains are complex mechanical and electrical systems, run by thousands of moving parts. It’s essential that this equipment is well-maintained through regular cleaning and inspection.
A clean and well-maintained system is critical for the successful running of a railway. Each year, countless railway accidents happen due to corrosion of materials or because of a build-up of debris on the underside of a train, especially on the ‘bogies’ - small trucks that provide the support for the vehicle body and which is used to provide its traction and braking. Bogies components provide cushioning against the shocks transmitted from the tracks during motion, so any deterioration in their operational effectiveness can be extremely damaging.
A stalled train will block a railway, possibly affecting the entire timetable for the rest of the day. A damaged train can pose a risk to life. The catastrophic potential of railway failures puts added importance on effective asset maintenance processes. Reliability is the key to successful railway operation and maintenance should be the number one priority to ensure safety and reliability is ongoing.
CryoGen has a broad experience in maintaining trains through their comprehensive asset management services. Through cleaning the debris from railway bogies and helping to maintain the train’s working parts, we’ve helped to save our clients money and avoid serious operational faults.
Although maintenance is an initial expense, it’s one that will save operators the even more expensive cost of replacing failing equipment early or dealing with the fallout of an operational breakdown. Considering that up to 30% of a train's lifetime's cost goes towards maintenance, CryoGen's cost-effective and practical solutions are the best choice.