Critical Rail Temperature (CRT) Management
The course is intended to provide the delegate with a clear understanding of the management of sites that have a risk of track buckles i.e. CWR sites with a low or unknown Stress Free Temperature (SFT). Suitable for CRT Co-ordinators, Senior Technicians as well as Supervisors, Maintenance Managers, Renewals Engineers, Project Managers and Site Supervisors.
At the end of the course the delegates will:
- Have an appreciation of temperature induced forces in the rail in CWR.
- Have a clear understanding of the importance of knowing the Stress Free Temperature (SFT)
- Be aware of the Network Rail standards and requirements to manage high risk sites
- Be able to set up procedures to record SFT by mileage, line and rail and thus identify risk sites
- Be able to set up a geographical rail temperature monitoring procedure with reporting to identify when criticality has been reached
- Be able to calculate the three CRT values that will provide “action triggers” for an “at risk” site
- Know when to deploy resources to monitor individual sites
- Be aware of the need to reduce speed or block the line and have the necessary equipment available
- Be able to plan the necessary stressing of the at risk sites in the given priority
3 days, including stressing of CWR appreciation
There are no particular educational or competence pre-requisites for the course. However, the following factors will benefit the delegate.
- Sound understanding of the Permanent Way and its components
- Prior experience of site work
Personal Protective Equipment
Is not required for this course.
A Certificate of Training will be awarded to the delegate upon completion of the course.