Rolling stock owners have encountered major reliability problems with their vehicles due to the engine driver compressor constantly passing oil further down the vehicle to the sub systems.
The large amounts of oil, carbon and water produced by the engine-driven compressor enter the vehicle system, causing failures that affect the train’s reliability and safety. This reliability problem has a major impact on running costs due to increased maintenance and vehicle system failures, which can range from £25 to £1,000 per minute in out-of-service costs.
In response, our UK Technical Team, together with a rail approval institution, developed a four-stage filtration system to remove the oil and water being carried to the vehicle sub systems. This system has been proven to be successful and the customer has asked for it to be incorporated into its fleet of 660 vehicles.
We exceeded customer expectations by offering a bespoke solution that met budgetary costs, as well as delivering a short installation time, which resulted in vehicle trials commencing sooner. The ‘oil carry over’ solution gives the customer true added value, with extended lifecycle costs, and a payback on investment within one year.