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Arasteh khouy, I., Schunnesson, H., Juntti, U., Nissen, A. & Larsson-Kråik, P.-O. (2014). Evaluation of track geometry maintenance for heavy haul railroad in Sweden: a case study (ed.). Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part F, journal of rail and rapid transit, 228(5), 496-503
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2014 (English)In: Proceedings of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part F, journal of rail and rapid transit, ISSN 0954-4097, E-ISSN 2041-3017, Vol. 228, no 5, p. 496-503Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The measurement and improvement of track quality are key issues in determining both the restoration time and cost of railway maintenance. Applying the optimal tamping strategy helps reduce maintenance costs, making operations more cost effective and leading to increased safety and passenger comfort. In this paper, track geometry data from the iron ore line (Malmbanan) in northern Sweden, which handles both passenger and freight trains, are used to evaluate track geometry maintenance in cold climate. The paper describes Trafikverket’s (Swedish Transport Administration) tamping strategy and evaluates its effectiveness in measuring, reporting, and improving track quality. Finally, it evaluates the performance of the maintenance contractor and discusses the importance of the functional requirements stated in the outsourcing contracts.

National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance; Mining and Rock Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14159 (URN)10.1177/0954409713482239 (DOI)000337712000004 ()2-s2.0-84902164482 (Scopus ID)d80b31d7-5d00-4993-ba58-1abd8d7a2bd2 (Local ID)d80b31d7-5d00-4993-ba58-1abd8d7a2bd2 (Archive number)d80b31d7-5d00-4993-ba58-1abd8d7a2bd2 (OAI)
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Validerad; 2014; 20130304 (iman)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Juntti, U., Asplund, M., Ripke, B., Lundwall, B., Parida, A., Stenström, C., . . . Nissen, A. (2013). AUTOMAIN: D4.1 Improvement analysis for high performance maintenance and modular infrastructure (ed.). Paper presented at .
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2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 123
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-22427 (URN)2d6a389c-4efc-4a7e-9107-e30b668b53bd (Local ID)2d6a389c-4efc-4a7e-9107-e30b668b53bd (Archive number)2d6a389c-4efc-4a7e-9107-e30b668b53bd (OAI)
Projects
Augmented Usage of Track by Optimisation of Maintenance, Allocation and Inspection of railway Networks
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Godkänd; 2013; 20150627 (chrste)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved
Juntti, U., Parida, A., Stenström, C., Famurewa, S. M., Asplund, M., Nissen, A., . . . Lundwall, B. (2013). AUTOMAIN: D4.2 Optimised maintenance activities like, grinding, tamping and other maintenance processes (ed.). Paper presented at .
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2013 (English)Report (Other academic)
Publisher
p. 69
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-25091 (URN)db9b679f-92ff-4249-a987-79a0605b552b (Local ID)db9b679f-92ff-4249-a987-79a0605b552b (Archive number)db9b679f-92ff-4249-a987-79a0605b552b (OAI)
Projects
Augmented Usage of Track by Optimisation of Maintenance, Allocation and Inspection of railway Networks
Note

Godkänd; 2013; 20150627 (chrste)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-06-25Bibliographically approved
Arasteh khouy, I., Larsson-Kråik, P.-O., Nissen, A. & Kumar, U. (2013). Geometrical degradation of switches and crossings on a Swedish heavy haul railroad: a case study (ed.). In: (Ed.), Proceedings of 10th International Heavy Haul Association Conference: . Paper presented at International Heavy Haul Association Conference : 04/02/2013 - 06/02/2013 (pp. 26-32). New Delhi, India, 1
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geometrical degradation of switches and crossings on a Swedish heavy haul railroad: a case study
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of 10th International Heavy Haul Association Conference, New Delhi, India, 2013, Vol. 1, p. 26-32Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Switches and crossings (S&Cs) are one of the most critical components of railway track systems in terms of safety, operation and maintenance. Each year, a considerable part of the maintenance budget is spent on inspection, maintenance and renewal of S&Cs. However, applying a cost-effective maintenance strategy helps to achieve the best performance at the lowest possible cost. In Sweden, the geometry of S&Cs is inspected at pre-defined time intervals by the STRIX track measurement car. In this paper, time series for the measured longitudinal level of S&Cs on the Iron Ore Line (Malmbanan) in northern Sweden have been used. Two parameters have been defined in this study, namely the absolute residual area (ARa) and the maximum settlement (Smax), to analyse the geometrical degradation of switches and crossings due to dynamic forces generated from train traffic. The paper also evaluates the growth rate of the longitudinal level degradation as a function of million gross tonnes (MGT). The results facilitate correct decision making in the maintenance process through understanding the degradation rate and defining the optimal maintenance thresholds for the planning process. In the long run this will lead to a cost-effective maintenance strategy with optimized inspection and maintenance intervals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New Delhi, India: , 2013
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-39199 (URN)dd8d7c0e-a3b7-4533-9da0-5e3fdb44e9e2 (Local ID)978-81-926519-0-3 (ISBN)dd8d7c0e-a3b7-4533-9da0-5e3fdb44e9e2 (Archive number)dd8d7c0e-a3b7-4533-9da0-5e3fdb44e9e2 (OAI)
Conference
International Heavy Haul Association Conference : 04/02/2013 - 06/02/2013
Note

Godkänd; 2013; 20130304 (iman)

Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Nissen, A., Parida, A. & Kumar, U. (2010). Condition monitoring of railway switches and crossing by using data from track recording cars (ed.). Paper presented at . International Journal of COMADEM, 13(3), 36-40
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2010 (English)In: International Journal of COMADEM, ISSN 1363-7681, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 36-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8125 (URN)6972e680-ae87-11df-a707-000ea68e967b (Local ID)6972e680-ae87-11df-a707-000ea68e967b (Archive number)6972e680-ae87-11df-a707-000ea68e967b (OAI)
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Validerad; 2010; 20100823 (yuafuq)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Nissen, A. (2009). Classification and cost analysis of switches and crossings for the Swedish railway (ed.). Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, 15(2), 202-220
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Classification and cost analysis of switches and crossings for the Swedish railway
2009 (English)In: Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering, ISSN 1355-2511, E-ISSN 1758-7832, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 202-220Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

PurposeSwitches and crossings (S&Cs) are an important component of Banverket's (the Swedish National Rail Administration's) infrastructure and are associated with 13 per cent of the total maintenance cost. Therefore, it is important that a detailed study of different aspects of the costs of S&Cs should be undertaken to analyze individual maintenance costs. This will in the future give the possibility of enhancing the management of infrastructure. Design/methodology/approachA case study is undertaken to study, identify and classify the costs of S&Cs for Banverket. Data are taken from Banverket's maintenance information systems and accounting system. Findings A rough estimation of the cost for individual S&Cs can be identified in this way. The cost varies very much and a more detailed study is needed to validate the cost on this level. The average cost of a group of S&Cs varies less and is therefore more likely to reflect the true cost. The cost varies depending on the amount and type of traffic. Moreover, the type of S&C seems to reflect the cost variation, but further investigation is needed to verify this conclusion. Research limitations/implications The accounting system does not store data for individual assets, and further research would be more fruitful if individual costs could be recorded by the entrepreneur. Larger repairs should be separated from annual maintenance tasks in a future study. Data from this study could be used to build a life cycle cost model for S&Cs. Practical implications Cost identification is a first step in finding a way to organize maintenance in a more cost-effective way. Originality/valueThe paper shows a way to distribute costs (in the accounting system) down to individual subsystems of the infrastructure. This enables analysts to find cost drivers and plan for modification of or reinvestment in the asset.

National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-16100 (URN)10.1108/13552510910961147 (DOI)2-s2.0-67650656612 (Scopus ID)fae123d0-81eb-11de-8da0-000ea68e967b (Local ID)fae123d0-81eb-11de-8da0-000ea68e967b (Archive number)fae123d0-81eb-11de-8da0-000ea68e967b (OAI)
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Validerad; 2009; 20090805 (ysko)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Nissen, A. (2009). Development of life cycle cost model and analyses for railway switches and crossings (ed.). (Doctoral dissertation). Paper presented at . Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
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2009 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Infrastructure managers need to have a safe and available infrastructure, so that train operators can deliver a transport product at an affordable price. In the future, as traffic volume increases, higher utilisation of the existing capacity, less time for maintenance and fewer unplanned interruptions will be critical for meeting the ever increasing need of transport capacity. Improved performance and added capacity on the existing track can be achieved by optimising the operation and maintenance of infrastructure systems. In general, RAMS (Reliability, Availability and Maintainability and Safety) and LCC (Life cycle cost)-analyses are used as tools to optimize the performance of infrastructure and make it economically viable. RAMS analysis is used to establish the need of maintenance by analysing corrective and preventive maintenance data. LCC is a method of highlighting the cost for investment, operation, maintenance and unplanned interruptions throughout an asset's life cycle. Switches and crossings (S&Cs) are one of the major subsystems in the superstructure of the railway. The major function of an S&C is to allow trains to shift from one track to another track in a safe way. To enable this, an S&C consists of movable and fixed mechanical parts, as well as signalling and electrical systems. Each of these systems has a need for maintenance and is susceptible to failures which ultimately lead to train disturbances. The investment costs for new S&Cs are high and the technical lifespan is often very long (over 40 years). Therefore, the maintenance cost is considerable. If the S&C is causing many train interruptions, the cost for train delays is also an important factor for consideration. During the course of this research study, reliability and maintainability characteristics of switches and crossings are analysed using real data from Banverket. In addition, an LCC model is developed using information from Banverket. By applying this model, correct maintenance and investment decisions can be made. Some parts of the Research work have been performed within the European Framework of FP 6 IP Project INNOTRACK with a goal of reducing the LCC of infrastructure by 30 %.This research study confirms that the infrastructure managers have enough data to apply the LCC models for the S&Cs. The model developed can be used to evaluate new S&C designs and to take decisions regarding alternatives for S&C specification to be used under different traffic situations. Also the issue of decisions regarding renewal versus extended life through maintenance is highlighted by use of the LCC model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2009. p. 52
Series
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology 1 jan 1997 → …, ISSN 1402-1544
Keywords
Life Cycle Cost, RAMS, Maintenance Decision, Railway Infrastructure, Switches and Crossings, Industrial engineering and economy - Industrial organisation, administration and economics, Livscykelkostnad, RAMS, Underhållsbeslut, Järnväg, Spårväxlar, Industriell teknik och ekonomi - Industriell organisation, administration och ekonomi
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-17366 (URN)31332b50-c77d-11de-b769-000ea68e967b (Local ID)978-91-7439-026-1 (ISBN)31332b50-c77d-11de-b769-000ea68e967b (Archive number)31332b50-c77d-11de-b769-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note

Godkänd; 2009; 20091102 (arni); DISPUTATION Ämnesområde: Drift och underhållsteknik/Operation and Maintenance Opponent: Professor Ajit Kumar Verma, International Institute of Information Technology Pune, Bombay, Indien Ordförande: Professor Uday Kumar, Luleå tekniska universitet Tid: Fredag den 4 december 2009, kl 10.00 Plats: F 1031, Luleå tekniska universitet

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Nissen, A. (2009). LCC analysis for switches and crossings: a case study from the Swedish Railway Network (ed.). International Journal of COMADEM, 12(2), 10-19
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2009 (English)In: International Journal of COMADEM, ISSN 1363-7681, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 10-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper makes an attempt to analyze the LCC values of switches and crossings (S&C) on Swedish Railway Track. The scope of the paper is to explore the possibility of using LCC as a decision tool for an infrastructure manager. The S & C cost from the Swedish Rail Administration (Banverket) were collected for the LCC analysis as a part of the case study. A cost model based on the acquisition phase and the operation and maintenance phase has been developed and tested. In this model the LCC values of three types of S & Cs are compared. The model can also be used to find cost drivers, as well as to perform sensitivity analysis to find parameters that have a large influence on the result. The model has been built with the assumption that a multiple type of maintenance action is undertaken for each subsystem. Within the model, there is a possibility of defining periodical maintenance intervals besides the annual maintenance cost. The LCC value may be presented as an annuity cost, which enables a comparison between assets that have different technical lifetimes.

National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-4718 (URN)2b4cb260-30c9-11de-bd0f-000ea68e967b (Local ID)2b4cb260-30c9-11de-bd0f-000ea68e967b (Archive number)2b4cb260-30c9-11de-bd0f-000ea68e967b (OAI)
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Validerad; 2009; 20090424 (ysko)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Gustafson, A., Parida, A. & Nissen, A. (2008). Optimizing productivity through performance measures for underground mining industry (ed.). In: (Ed.), Håkan Schunnesson; Erling Nordlund (Ed.), MassMin 2008: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Lulea, Sweden 9-11 June 2008. Paper presented at International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining : 09/06/2008 - 11/06/2008 (pp. 371-378). Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Optimizing productivity through performance measures for underground mining industry
2008 (English)In: MassMin 2008: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference and Exhibition on Mass Mining, Lulea, Sweden 9-11 June 2008 / [ed] Håkan Schunnesson; Erling Nordlund, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2008, p. 371-378Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Performance needs to be measured in order to manage the business goals. Performance measurement (PM) has caught the imagination of almost all industries in the last decade. A number of PM frameworks are in use by different industries. Due to global competition and high dynamic market demand, the pressure on the process industries like; the mining industries, is too high. In order to manage and meet the challenging market demands of high productivity, mining industries are trying to apply the concept of PM and performance measures. Before applying performance measures for PM, the production process need to be organized and the management needs to be fully committed for PM implementation. PM measures can be divided into hard and soft measures, which are necessary to monitor, control and measure the productivity. Hard measures like the technical, productivity and financial measures can be well defined and relatively easy to control, where as soft parameters pertaining to human factors like; competence, motivation and organizational climate are critical and hard to measure. In this paper, the authors have discussed the concept of performance measurement and measures for achieving desired productivity. Based on their experience of a related project, the authors have discussed the performance measures for LKAB underground mining industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2008
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-38909 (URN)d7631510-a37c-11dd-8802-000ea68e967b (Local ID)978-91-633-2331-7 (ISBN)d7631510-a37c-11dd-8802-000ea68e967b (Archive number)d7631510-a37c-11dd-8802-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
International Conference & Exhibition on Mass Mining : 09/06/2008 - 11/06/2008
Note
Godkänd; 2008; 20081026 (parkum)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-04-16Bibliographically approved
Nissen, A., Larsson, D. & Espling, U. (2007). Moving from safety limits towards maintenance limits (ed.). In: (Ed.), Thomas Nordmark; Per-Olof Larsson-Kråik (Ed.), High tech in heavy haul: Proceedings. International Heavy Haul Conference. Paper presented at International Heavy Haul Conference : 11/06/2007 - 13/06/2007 (pp. 349-358). Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet
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2007 (English)In: High tech in heavy haul: Proceedings. International Heavy Haul Conference / [ed] Thomas Nordmark; Per-Olof Larsson-Kråik, Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2007, p. 349-358Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2007
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Research subject
Operation and Maintenance
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27379 (URN)0d1322f0-5607-11dc-a7ae-000ea68e967b (Local ID)978-91-633-0607-5 (ISBN)0d1322f0-5607-11dc-a7ae-000ea68e967b (Archive number)0d1322f0-5607-11dc-a7ae-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
International Heavy Haul Conference : 11/06/2007 - 13/06/2007
Note
Godkänd; 2007; 20070829 (bajo)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved

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