Modern traction and braking systems

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We have developed this workshop with SNC-Lavalin Rail to give you a general introduction to traction and braking systems on trains.

Our one-day programme introduces you to the different types of traction and braking systems, including their principles of operation, main components, failure modes and maintenance and safety requirements.

Who should attend?

We have designed this suite of courses for engineers working within traction and rolling stock. This includes recent graduates moving into traction and rolling stock; non-traction and rolling stock engineers moving into new roles within traction and rolling stock; production and engineering managers new to the industry; infrastructure and asset managers; accident investigators; and design and maintenance traction and rolling stock engineers wanting to learn or refresh in specific traction and rolling stock discipline.

How will I benefit?

After attending this course you will be able to: 

• Explain the principles of traction and braking 
• Recognise types of traction and braking systems and controls and common variants 
• State the main subcomponents for each type 
• Explain the safe operating limits and testing standards 
• State the maintenance requirements and inspection regimes for common types
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Excellent interaction and open teaching style - thoroughly enjoyed!

Graham Crockford

Key topics

• Introduction to diesel traction
• Diesel electric locomotives
• Diesel multiple units
• Diesel electric multiple unit
• Introduction to electric traction
• AC traction
• AC power control
• DC traction and traction equipment
• Electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC)
• Braking systems and equipment
• Adhesion

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A and B

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’

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Available dates for Modern traction and braking systems

1 day course

28 Feb 2018
13 Sep 2018

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