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Traction and Braking

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This workshop will equip delegates with a general introduction to traction and braking systems on trains and their control.

The one-day programme will introduce participants to the different types of traction and braking systems including their principles of operation, main components, failure modes and maintenance and safety requirements.

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

Technical Advantages

Mapped against UK- SPEC Competencies

This course has been mapped to the Engineering Council's UK-SPEC. Attendance at this course may contribute to your portfolio of competence to demonstrate Initial Professional Development (IPD): a key component of the requirement for registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer. It has been mapped against competencies: A & B

Who should attend:

  • 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

  • Design and maintenance traction and rolling stock engineers wanting to learn or refresh in specific traction and rolling stock discipline

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