Fleet Manager for DSB’s electrical ER Train-sets and Product Champion for the use and implementation of way-side detector-data
Application of way-side detector-data in maintenance
arious types ofway-side detector-systems has been installed by the Infrastructure Managers to control usage (road pricing) or to reduce or prevent damage to infrastructure systems and components. Generally the Infrastructure Managers are more than willing to grant data-access to operators, owners or train maintainers. DSB has systematically implemented the use of ALC/WILD-data (Axle Load Checkpoint/Wheel Impact Load Detection) in wheel maintenance, HABD/HWD-data (Hot Axle Box Detection/Hot Wheel Detection) in wheel-bearing and brake surveillance. The analysis of these data has enabled DSB to set up various warnings, which has drastically reduced work-shop activities, reduced cost and prevented break-downs.
Niels Kloppenborg (53) has a Msc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Technical University of Denmark. After a 9 year career with Schlumberger Oilfield Services – working as Field Engineer and Country Manager – Niels returned to Denmark, entering the railway business initially as Maintenance and Fleet Manager with Banedanmark and later as Project Manager for track renewal with SPITZKE. Since 2008 Niels has been employed in DSB’s Technical Department, currently as Fleet Manager for DSB’s electrical ER Train-sets and Product Champion for the use and implementation of way-side detector-data.