Railway Safety (Railtex) (IMechE Event Publications)

Railway Safety (Railtex) (IMechE Event Publications)

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In today's maturing railway industry, the key to getting - and staying - ahead is to keep up with the latest developments across all sectors involved in railway technology. There is pressure upon the rail industry to deliver more customer benefits, with greater cost-effectiveness, faster. Over the past few years, events have highlighted the need for tighter restrictions and more stringent safety legislation to reduce the risks of track and signal failure, maintenance issues, human error etc. "Railway Safety" examines the necessity of new systems, such as APT (automatic train protection) and TPWS (traing protection warning systems) striking a balance between cost-effectiveness and the need to regain public confidence in the railways. "Railway Safety" brings together contributions from all areas of the rail industry and academia and offers the opportunity to see the most up-to-date information, case studies and technological advances from experts in this field. This collection of papers covers such topics as: safety management; risk, error and testing; signalling safety and maintenance; on-train safety systems; fire and ventilation; and leaves on the line. "Railway Safety" should be of interest to all those engineering managers, contractors, engineers and consultants involved in any aspect of railway technology.


Part 1 Safety management: safety, R.I. Muttram; stategic safety management - a catalyst for change, C. Lloyd; safety management for the introduction of new trains, C.H. Llewellyn and R.S. Cameron; the development of best practices for layout SPAD risk assessment, H.J. Parkinson; the latest Railtrack yellow book on engineering safety management, D.M. Brooks; meeting the standard - engineering acceptance, K.A. Rose. Part 2 Risk, error and testing: the application of ALARP in the railway industry, D.J. Edge; improving maintenance - reducing human error, S. Mason; human factors and maintenance error, D.J. Edge; virtual test trains - now a virtual reality, B. Gilbert; weighing of railway vehicles in-motion, G.B. Bolland et al. Part 3 Signalling safety and maintenance: seeing the light, E.J. Stephens; railway signalling - achieving concurrent safety and reliability, S.R. Cook. Part 4 On-train safety systems: passenger safety - the way forward, P. Matthews; what is ATP?, J.M. Thomas; tilting trains -railway group standards and code of practice for the supervision of enhanced permissible speeds and tilt authorization, R. Metcalf; high-speed obstacle deflectors, P.J. Murrell and A. Bright; enhanced security on trains, D.A. Kynman. Part 5 Fire and ventilation: halon replacement fire systems for locomotives, M.J. Prosser; the role of tunnel ventilation systems in emergency fire scenarios with reference to the Jubilee Line Extension, and results of testing to satisfy statutory authorities, R. Williams. Part 6 Leaves on the line: sand on the line - a recent history, J. Tunley; what can we do about autumn?, P.L. Dunkerley et al.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781860583490
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 188
  • ID: 9781860583490
  • weight: 620
  • ISBN10: 1860583490

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