Today, many railroads are seeking to double, triple, or quadruple their installations of composite ties due to the potential game changing benefit of reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to traditional ties. However, the risk of unknown composite tie life and historic quality problems are leading to "No Decision."
This FastCast webinar will outline a case study of a method tested at a Class 1 railroad that used computational testing to determine composite tie life much faster and more effectively than revenue testing and laboratory testing alone. Material-based physics models for composite tie life, called DigitalClone, coupled with software to track quality and history of each tie, enables railroads to make more informed decisions in composite tie engineering and procurement.
1. How to quantify the life extension and return-on-invested-capital (ROIC) of composite ties with a “Buy on Life” strategy
2. How to leverage your past investment in revenue testing and laboratory testing for much faster confidence of composite tie life and evaluation of total cost of ownership (TCO)
3. How to prevent quality problems, premature failures, legal claims, and fraud by monitoring each tie shipped before supplier fulfillment approves a batch
Vice President, Rail