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Project Name Study On Extension
Of Operating Life Of The C151 KHI TRAINS
Project TypeCondition Assessment Consultancy
ClientSingapore SMRT
LocationSingapore
Period2011-2012

Description of project:

Tasks of TÜV Rheinland

FE modelling base on shop drawings and parts inspection; calibration by load testing

On-track testing to record dynamic forces through the MRT network; determination of accumulated stresses; calculation of fatigue and residual stresses in accordance with EN standards

Fleet and maintenance record assessment

Proposal for structural modifications to achieve operating life extension of 10, 15, 20 and 30 years

Benefit to the Client

A robust and traceable approach to extend the operating life of a major railway asset

Significant capital investment for asset replacement is avoided => enhanced value for shareholders