ADHERE Webinar 1: Double Variable Rate Sanders an In-Service Success

The first ADHERE dissemination webinar was held on Thursday 26th March. It presented the success story of the Double Variable Rate Sanders (DVRS) pilot, from design and system integration to installation outcomes and finally the results, including what drivers thought of DVRS.


In 2018, RSSB presented conclusive findings that the enhanced sander configuration known as DVRS halves stopping distances in low adhesion compared to current fixed rate sanders.  Work then followed to retrofit West Midland Trains’ 323 classes running on the Birmingham Cross-City line and we successfully piloted the first-in-industry DVRS fitted trains running in passenger service. The pilot confirmed braking performance improvements and provided a path for other operators to retrofit DVRS to other fleets.

If you are interested to discuss this project in more detail, please get in touch.

Click on the video below to watch the recorded webinar and click on this link to download the presentation from the day.


Webinar 1 Presentation
ADHERE Webinar 1: Presentation
Webinar 1 questions and answers
ADHERE Webinar 1: Questions Answered
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