n Transport World Africa - New brakes for the Australian market : rail

Volume 3, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 1684-7946


Extracted from text ... TWA September / October 2005 - 41 New brakes for the Australian market After three years of extensive product development and in-service testing, the Australian Railway Group (ARG) in Perth, Australia, has decided upon a supplier for both high and low friction composite brake blocks. In addition to proving product integrity, in-service testing at ARG has given the rail company an accurate projection of its running costs. This genre of assessment has further facilitated maintenance planning as replacement cycles are identified upfront. "Although the life wear rate of brake blocks typically depends on driver behaviour and the maintenance programme ..

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