Austbreck overhaul model key drivers to success is to maintain the maintenance regime that delivers predictability rather than a run to fail. As we all are aware, a run to fail regime has many downfalls, the most significant is the loss of service, this accompanied by stiff financial penalties and potential brand damage. Austbreck believes that the Continual Improvement of any business is to ensure a sustainable and cost effective program of maintenance is strictly adhered too.

Austbreck believes that a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Framework is the enabler to define the complete pantograph / equipment maintenance regime.

The RCM enables the stakeholders to monitor, assess, predict and generally understand the working of their physical assets. This is embodied in the initial part of the RCM process which is to identify the operating context of the machinery, and write a Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA). Austbreck has successfully introduced this methodology with Rollingstock manufacturers and operators and this has been a spring board to our continued growth and standing in the marketplace.

The primary goal of Austbreck is to achieve for its customers a thorough maintenance Scope Of Work to avoid or mitigate the consequences of failure of equipment. This may be by preventing the failure before it happens which Planned Maintenance Overhaul and Condition Based Maintenance helps to achieve. Our model is designed to preserve and restore equipment reliability by replacing worn components before they actually fail. Preventive maintenance activities include partial or complete overhauls at the specified periods, lubrication and so on.

Austbrecks database has recorded all parts used in original supply and this can be updated at the next overhaul. This enables both Client and Supplier to record equipment deterioration so they know to replace or repair worn parts before they cause system failure. The ideal preventive maintenance program would prevent all equipment failure before it occurs. We therefore present this revised SOW to quantify our proposal.

Pricing models are variable and based on requirements of our clients:

  • Fixed: Avoid the risks of an open-ended agreement
  • Mandatory Basic: Basic overhaul with additional parts as required.