52nd Annual MARTS Technical Conference Minneapolis

Presentations of the 2015 MARTS Technical Conference

Held at Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 5 – 6, 2015

Selected Presentation Videos

 Presentations Monday October 5, 2015

PowerPoint Presentations

Monday October 5, 2015

10:00 AM:  Wayside, Machine Vision & Onboard Health and Performance Monitoring

        Industry Innovations Fleet Health

               Don Loftis, Principle Software Engineer, Rail Security Coordinator, Olin Corporation

         Onboard Health and Performance Monitoring

              Daniel J. Maraini, Manager Bogie Systems Engineering, Amsted Rail Company, Inc.         

       Equipment Health Monitoring Technology Implementation: Composite Alerts

             RB Wiley, Senior Principal Investigator for Tony Sulyana, Principal Investigator, TTCI

        Update From EHMC

             Kim Bowling, CSX Corporation

 1:00 PM: Rolling Stock Asset Health

            Rolling Stock Asset Health

                Nichole Fimple, AAR; Jamie Williams, Norfolk Southern; Chip Summey, Railinc   

2:15 PM Tank Car Safety Forum  

            Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High Hazard Flammable Trains (HM251)

          Including 117 Tank Car Standard (Canada), AAR Tank Car Safety Forum and Comments from RSI

                Karl Alexy, FRA; James Rader, WATCO; Robert Fronczak, AAR; Tom Simpson, RSI

Tuesday October 6, 2015

8:30 AM:  Wheel/Rail Profile research and Air Brake Research Update

           Effects of Wheel-Rail Profile Design and Maintenance on Wheel-Rail System Performance

           Wheel Manufacturing Upgrade for Improved Steel Cleanliness and Quality

           Air Brake Research

               Above Three Presentations Presented by David Cackovic, TTCI              

10:45 AM: Protective Coatings  – Increasing Productivity in Rail Coatings and Lining Facilities

            Innovative Coatings and Linings Technology For Rail Cars

               Vijay Datta, International Paint

           Enhanced Throughput with Waterbased Coatings

               Wayne Kurcz, Williams Hayward Protective Coatings

           Update in Rubber Lining Repair Technology

                Larry Delashmit, Polycorp

           Cleaning Unlined Crude Oil Tank Cars in Preparation for Lining

               James Kirkpatrick, Sherwin Williams

           Improving Shop Efficiency with Coating Selection

             Don Gill,.Hempel

           Improving Efficiency with Encapsulated Media Blasting

               Ed Zaharias, SpongeJet  

1:00 PM  Equipment Engineering Committee Update

            Equipment Engineering Update 

2:00 PM  AAR Update

           AAR-5000 and Other Developments

               Lisa Stabler, President, TTCI

            MID Update

             David Cackovic, TTCI