Comboios de Portugal (Online RCM)

Reliability Centred Maintenance

Combining the Reliability Centred Maintenance methodology with the Remote Online Condition Monitoring (ROCM) – from Nomad and EMEF (the maintainer for the Portuguese Railway Operator, CP) – achieved considerable fleet management optimisations (LCC decrease, availability increase up to 20% and improved reliability up to 30%).

This solution has been deployed on the Portuguese Pendolino Fleet since 2003 – with proven results in all of its KPIs. The ROCM functionality is also being used for real time troubleshooting, supporting the train driver and monitoring the train-critical systems.

Using railways maintenance knowledge, the Remote Online Condition Monitoring acts like an automatic failure finding tool, allowing the extraction of knowledge from the existing on-board train data.