Railfleet enables railway organisations to digitise their entire fleet management process

The platform also allows them to set up their entire preventive, usage-based, maintenance plans and have all due dates computed automatically based on the telematics or manual data that’s available. 

Let’s take a look at the steps to set up your preventive maintenance planning on Railfleet!

1. Set up counter types

Component counters are used to track metrics of certain components and the asset itself. Using these counters railway organisations are able to implement usage-based maintenance, which is more cost-effective than traditional time-based preventive maintenance. Component counters provide statistical data that allows us to predict when a specific usage threshold will be met. 

To create your maintenance plan, you’ll first need to ensure that the counter types you will need are available in Railfleet. Follow the steps described in the following article to set up counter types for your rolling stock: Set up counter types

2. Create Operation Groups

After creating counter types, the next step in setting up your preventive maintenance plan on Railfleet, is creating your operation groups. This is a collection of operations that are linked to each other, for instance, all your motor maintenance operations. To set up your operation groups, head over to the following article: Create operation groups

3. Set up a Maintenance plan

After creating your counter types and operation groups you can start setting up the maintenance plan for a specific group of assets. The following article explains how you can do so: Set up your maintenance plan

4. Assign a maintenance plan to assets

Once your preventive maintenance plan has been set up you can start assigning the maintenance plan to your assets. Take a look at this help article to learn how that works: Assign a maintenance plan to your assets

5. Initialisation to set last performed maintenance (for future event planning)

To get your preventive maintenance plan up and running (and to have the due dates automatically calculated), you'll first need to let Railfleet know the date and counters that correspond to the last time a specific maintenance event has been performed. You can easily do so by following the steps described in this article: Initialisation of your maintenance plan

Once all this is running the Railfleet system will compute the due dates for preventive maintenance based on the average usage of your assets. To know more about how we calculate the average usage and due dates, take a look at the following article: How average usage and due dates for preventive maintenance are calculated on Railfleet

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