Friday, 21 April 2017

Indian Railways to Organise Two Day Global Technology Conference On 3rd & 4th May 2017 at New Delhi

Safety, Reliability, capacity enhancement and customer service to be the thrust areas.
In keeping with the unremitting agenda of the Indian Railways to augment the pace of its operational improvements through enhancing its pace of modernized technological adaptations, the Research and Development Standards Organization (RDSO) Lucknow of the Indian Railways has decided to hold a two-day Global Technology Conference on 3rd & 4th May 2017 at New Delhi. The Technical Engineering Institutes of the Indian Railways viz. Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers (IRSE) and the Institution of Signal and Telecommunications Engineers (IRSTE) are the nodal bodies are collaborating in  organizing this Conference. Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways will inaugurate the Global Conference on 3rd May 2017.

With four lead thrust areas viz. Safety, Reliability, capacity enhancement and customer service, the Global Technological Conference envisages bringing in new perspectives and insights in planning for future rail transportation growth in the country and for assessing contemporary global technologies relevant to adoption on IR. The Conference shall feature technical sessions, technical presentations, and table-top exhibits, besides wide opportunities for several industries networking too.

Besides the knowledge takeaways, it is envisaged that the Conference would enable the emergence of a multi-disciplinary logistics interface and eco-systems that would enable the Indian Railways to deliver new levels of value along with modernization. Several experts from rail transportation development and allied technological industries, academia and research fraternity across the world are slated to deliver presentations and interact with experts of Indian Railways (IR) for identification of appropriate cutting edge technologies and systems available worldwide for adaptation and deployment on IR and Public Sector Units of the I

The broad themes of the Conference are:
1.      Enhanced Safety
2.      Reduced In-service failures and automated Health monitoring & Inspection
3.      Capacity Enhancement and Congestion reduction
4.      Enhanced Customer Service

The RDSO has launched a dedicated conference website for disseminating information and facilitating registration of participants. The brief details are also available on a conference booklet on this website.

The Conference topics relating to the above themes on which on Indian and Foreign speakers shall be presenting are given below. More than 50 speakers are slated to hold presentations on the under-mentioned technical topics:-
       Rail Fracture Detection System and Residual Stress Measurement of Rails
       Automated System of NDT of Rails
       Latest Technology for Track Formation Rehabilitation
       Improved AT & FB Welding Techniques
       Track Monitoring  System
       Bridge Health Monitoring
       Latest Methodology of Bridge Inspection (Under-Water Inspection of Bridges)
       Online monitoring of OHE
       Permanent Magnet Traction Motors
       SiC Device based Traction Converters
       Latest technology for improving Housekeeping on Trains and
       Adoption of latest Methodology of Rolling Stock Testing
       On Board & Wayside Condition Monitoring of Rolling Stock
       Use of Tilting Trains and Modern Coaches
       Latest Design Wagons
       Fog Vision System
       DPWCS-For Interoperability, Operational flexibility and Push-Pull operation of trains
       Latest tools and trends in use of Data Analytics for Enhancing Safety
       IoT for enhancement of Reliability and Safety
       Improvement in Reliability of Signalling System
       Continuous Automatic Train Control with Moving Block
       Centralized Traffic Control
       Wi-Fi on Trains, including Infotainment
       Latest technology for Passenger Guidance at Stations and Trains
       Latest technology for enhancing Security on Trains and at Stations
       Train protection and warning system
       Energy efficiency in Traction system

Brief Details are also available on the dedicated conference website


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