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Maintenance Engineering

Maintenance Schedules

By on May 12, 2013

Maintenance schedule consists of Inspection and Overhauls Schedule of Inspections and overhauls for rolling stock and fixed infrastructure is fixed by RDSO. For electrical department, the rolling stocks are Coaches, EMUs, Locomotive Coaching and Freight, Tower Wagon and fixed infrastructure are 25kV Overhead Equipment and its power supply equipment, General Services (standards not fixed by […]

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Types of Maintenance

By on May 12, 2013
Types of Maintenance

Maintenance is generally prescribed as Preventive, Directed and Breakdown Maintenance. Preventive Maintenance consists of Schedule Inspection and Overhauls. Breakdown Maintenance is not actually maintenance but repair when the equipment had a defect arising not anticipated at design or maintenance stage. Directed maintenance is based on the monitoring of the condition of the equipment either physical […]

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Measurement of Maintenance

By on May 12, 2013

“You cannot manage what you cannot measure” Attributed to Bill Hewlett (1930-2001), Cofounder of Hewlett-Packard “Until you can measure something and express it in numbers, you have only the beginning of understanding” William Thomson [Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)] Performance of Railway assets depends heavily on maintenance because of the large number of wearing parts where energy is […]

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Define Maintenance

By on May 12, 2013

  There are many ways in which Maintenance is defined like “Activities required to conserve as nearly, and as long, as possible the original condition of an asset or resource while compensating for normal wear and tear. “ “Actions necessary for retaining or restoring an equipment, machine, or system to the specified operable condition to […]

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What is Maintenance

By on May 12, 2013

  Maintenance is generally understood as an activity of cleaning, lubrication and replacement of worn out parts. Yes it is so, but in a very simple form. When Maintenance is a subject of learning from experiences with a direction to keep on establishing good design and manufacturing practices. The easiest part of maintenance is what […]

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Maintenance Engineering

By on May 6, 2013
Maintenance Engineering

Maintenance is a word used day in day out by every Railwayman. What does this word mean? And the manner in which it is understood by each of us. Maintenance is not taught in any Engineering or degree courses, the emphasis there is on how the thing works and its mathematical modelling.  It is often […]

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