The set of tools produced by research into cross-industry remote condition monitoring (RCM) could improve reliability, availability, maintenance efficiency and safety.
The tools include detail for a data sharing IT infrastructure, a commercial agreement template, and a good practice guide for how to get the most out of cross-industry RCM. These are expected to reduce the costs of agreeing commercial arrangements and, more significantly, reduce system integration costs by up to 90% by providing standardised data protocols.
Other benefits include:
- 90% reduction in time and legal costs
- 90% reduction in system intervention costs
- 15% reduction in equipment costs
Over a ten-year period of introducing new cross-industry RCM systems, this could reduce implementation costs by £30m.
RCM is the ability for components of railway infrastructure and rolling stock to monitor each other, identifying when an item needs to be repaired or replaced.
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