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Rail Alliance – Special Event, York

18th August 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Network Rail Infrastructure – Design for Reliability & Product Acceptance
Kevin Rayment CEng FIMechE, Reliability Process Manager, Network Rail

Following a successful seminar in London, Rail Alliance in partnership with Network Rail are pleased to present this essential knowledge to the Northern region.

A key function of its Product Acceptance regime, Design for Reliability is now a mandatory requirement for any controlled, fixed infrastructure product procured by Network Rail.

Kevin Rayment, together with NR’s Product Acceptance division will host a working seminar to explain what this means for the rail supply chain. Whether your company is an existing or a prospective supplier, awareness and adoption of the DFR process is essential – this is a mandated, structured procedure for how NR expects suppliers to demonstrate reliability using proven tools and will influence decisions made at PQQ and ITT stages of procurement. This will be an interactive discussion where concerns and questions will be openly addressed.

The event will cover:

  • Design For Reliability – explanation of the concept and Network Rail’s rationale

  • Whole Life Cost modelling

  • FMEAs: Learning from past experiences

  • Measurement equipment requirements

  • Failure Trends

  • Maintenance schedule development

  • The DFR process

  • Procedures for newly designed products vs. product changes

  • Data capture, analysis and Corrective Action Plans

Hosted and partnered by Rail Alliance this event is free to attend, and is essential for any business with Network Rail as a current customer or in scope.

Admission is in limited number by Expression of Interest – BOOK HERE

Applications will be confirmed by return.


18th August 2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


Network Rail Network Operations
Floor 4A, George Stephenson House, Toft Green
York, YO1 6JT United Kingdom
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