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DATA REPORTING, ANALYSIS AND CORRECTIVE ACTION SYSTEMS (DRACAS) IN RELATION TO RAILWAY SIGNALLING EQUIPMENT

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00985524

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/isbn/0947644458

Abstract:

In order to achieve safe, effective and reliable signalling systems, it is essential that all design, safety and reliability issues are understood and handled effectively. A DRACAS system is designed to record all incidents, design problems or concerns, normally (but not always) in a database. The system ensures that everyone is made aware of issues that affect them, as well as what actions they need to take and when. The system also considers the implications for other related products or systems, and includes a 'closed loop' approval mechanism, to ensure that a nominated person takes responsibility for the closure of the incident. The DRACAS concept has its roots in the aerospace and defence industries and, like other techniques such as Reliability Centred Maintenance, is now beginning to show the benefits it can bring to the rail industry. Using a real DRACAS system and some historical rail infrastructure data, this paper describes the basic elements of a 'closed loop' DRACAS system, show how it is applied in practice and the benefits it can bring for rail systems. The paper also aims to show some techniques that are applied successfully in other industries, and which can bring benefits for rail. For the covering abstract see ITRD E123713.

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

ENGINEERING TECHNICS PRESS

46 CLUNY GARDENS
EDINBURGH EH10 6BN United Kingdom

Authors:

GILES, K V

Pagination:

8 p.

Publication Date:

2001

ISBN:

0-947644-45-8

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References (4)

Subject Areas:

Maintenance and Preservation; Operations and Traffic Management; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors

Source Agency:

Transport Research Laboratory

Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride
Wokingham, Berkshire RG40 3GA United Kingdom

Source Data:

IRRD E123749

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ITRD

Last Modified:

Feb 4 2005 12:00AM

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