10 Oct 2018

British Steel to showcase ‘next-generation’ rail technologies at Maintec 2018

British Steel will demonstrate how intelligent maintenance can improve the performance of railway networks at Maintec 2018.

The event, which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC on November 6 and 7, is the UK’s only event dedicated to the maintenance engineering community.

And among the speakers will be Stephen Lewis, Consultant, Rail Technologies, British Steel, who’ll deliver a seminar entitled: Next-generation rail technologies and maintenance activities – technical expertise for building stronger railways.

It will focus on how effective maintenance is crucial to the performance of railways, with advances in rail welding techniques for activities such as gauge corner restoration delivering extended rail life.

The speech, which will take place on the opening day in the Maintec Insights Theatre, will also look at how intelligent maintenance can improve the performance of the railway network, and describes how railways can navigate the shift from a ‘find and fix’ philosophy towards one of ‘predict and prevent’.

A commitment to technological innovation enables British Steel to offer total customer solutions built on our core strengths of metallurgy and manufacturing excellence. In addition, our expertise in research and development is well recognised in the rail industry.

We have developed many partnering relationships and have become a strategic supply chain partner to many organisations around the world. We aim to work proactively with industry colleagues, developing innovative solutions to business and engineering issues.

Our technical team is available to provide advice and support, helping customers to optimise their rail selections to minimise life cycle costs. Rail products and grades can be matched precisely to track conditions, track types, environmental conditions and a host of other variables to ensure that every rail we deliver provides optimum performance throughout its service life.

We offer a wide range of steel rail products for global railway applications, combined with vast experience of supplying rail worldwide and our innovations continue to deliver longer in-service product life, reducing maintenance and renewal costs for our customers.

Among the other companies speaking at Maintec 2018 are Vodafone, GlaxoSmithKline and Bosch Rexroth.