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Queensland Rail: upgrade diesel-electric locomotive test console



FAST FACTS
CLIENT
Queensland Rail
LOCATION
Redbank, Qld, Australia
PROJECT
upgrade diesel-electric locomotive test console
DATE
01-Feb-2008
PLANT DETAILS
diesel-electric locomotive test facility
CONTROL SYSTEM
Allen Bradley PLC and Citect SCADA






MIPAC were engaged by Queensland Rail to upgrade their diesel-electric locomotive test console at Redbank.

The upgraded facility has been in faultless operation since early 2008 and has enabled Queensland Rail to:

  • gather an expanded range of process parameter data for reporting purposes to higher management;
  • improve overall testing flexibility;
  • achieve consistency of test results;
  • and to allow the utilisation of the plant to be maximised.

The added facility to allow the selection of ZTR equipped locomotives has expanded the range of rollingstock static load testing able to be performed at Redbank.

The project entailed:
  • Analysis of existing engineering documentation and the 'as-building' documenting of existing plant
  • Production of an overall engineering solution to industry best practise and QR requirements
  • Production of new engineering drawings & documentation
  • Expansion of the existing PLC and SCADA system to incorporate the new functionality
  • Modification of existing plant to Queensland Rail requirements
  • Engagement and supervision of site electrical contractor
  • Modification & commissioning of existing plant and control panels with zero loss of facility throughput
  • Production of updated Functional Specification documentation
  • Operator Training on the new facilities

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