We have developed this workshop with SNC-Lavalin Rail to give you a general introduction to traction and braking systems on trains.
Our 6 hour 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.
This course will be delivered using interactive virtual classroom technology. It comprises of three 2-hour virtual classrooms (VC).
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