The Fleet availability module allows you to track the availability of your rolling stock over time.
To access the dashboard, go to the Railnova platform, then head over to the "Railfleet" section and click on the "Fleet availability" link.
If you do not have access to the Fleet availability page, this is because your current Railnova account does not have permission to. If needed, you can contact one of your company's Railnova administrators to ask if your account can be modified.
Overview of the Fleet availability dashboard
After clicking on the "Fleet availability" button, you'll be directed to the overview page which looks like this:
The page is divided into 4 sections:
You can find the explanation of how you can use each of these items in the sections below.
On the page, you can use filters to narrow down your search for an asset or asset class, label, asset status, intervention types, date range or state.
The filters are displayed at the top of the page.
By default, the chart shows all assets, even those that do not have any interventions in the selected period.
You can limit the view to only those assets that have an intervention in the chosen period by checking the box "Hide assets without interventions" in the upper right corner of your window, right under the filters section, which will have the effect of removing the assets without interventions:
2. Maintenance locations
If you are interested in how many assets have been or are currently assigned to a specific maintainer or workshop within the observed time period, you can use the filter tabs by ticking them. The colour of the ticked ones becomes blue, while the unticked ones have the colour grey. Once ticked, an extra line will be added to the availability chart, where you can see the number of assets assigned to that location on the observed date. By unticking the filter box, the filter will be removed and the extra line on the availability chart disappears.
3. Availability chart
The availability chart shows, as its name suggests, the availability of your fleet at a specific time. You can see how many assets of your fleet are operational (green), immobilised (red) or in an intervention (blue). If you have filtered on any of the maintenance locations, an extra line with the colour black will be added to the availability chart, where you can see the number of assets assigned to that location.
You can hide or unhide the chart by clicking on the symbol in the lower right corner of the section as marked on the picture below.
4. Gantt chart
Just below the filters, you'll find the Gantt chart:
On the Gantt chart, the y-axis displays the list of assets with different colours based on their operational status and the x-axis shows the calendar dates. The vertical black line on the chart represents the current time.
By default, the chart displays 7 days of data. To change the displayed period (to view 1 month of data for example) you can use "CTRL + scroll wheel" to zoom in or out or you can simply change the date range manually in the filter section by selecting a pre-defined period or creating a custom range of maximum 2 months:
To scroll through the list of assets, you can simply use the scroll wheel of your mouse. To scroll through the dates, use your mouse, grab the sheet with the little hand symbol and pull it to left (to view older dates) or to right (to view dates later or in future).
The Gantt chart uses different colours and symbols to represent the status of the interventions:
light grey with a checkmark: the intervention has been processed and closed (done)
dark blue with >>: the intervention is in progress
dark grey with a clock: the intervention is planned
dark grey with an orange exclamation mark: the intervention is planned but is late
If you want to view the details of an intervention, hover your mouse over the coloured vertical line on the Gantt chart (over the intervention) and a pop-up window will show up summarising all details about the intervention:
By clicking on the coloured vertical lines on the chart, hence on the intervention itself, you'll be directed to the detailed view of the intervention, where you can manage the maintenance intervention and linked events or follow up on their progress. If you would like to learn about maintenance interventions and events, read the following article.
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