Railway maintenance can be very costly, and as a result train fares skyrocket. Hikes in fares are unpopular with passengers. Looking to cut costs and improve their maintenance efficiency, National Rail approached Mikrospin for help.
Adrian worked with the maintenance team in charge of laying railway supports to help them keep their machines running to maximum efficiency. They were using a diesel locomotive kitted out with complex hydraulic systems to embed the supports into the ground, using pressure and vibrations. These machines were suffering from wear and tear, and running slowly.
Oil contamination was to blame for the stresses on the machine's hydraulics. Mikrospin supplied filtering mechanics to take samples of oil for analysis, sending some off-site to leading UK Universities for thorough testing, but also completing some on-site patch testing to notice any glaring problems. These samples were taking while the machine was running, with Adrian providing on-site support.
Adrian's help meant that any oil contaminations were spotted early on, pinpointed in a lab, and dealt with. This kept the locomotive and its hydraulics running cost-effectively, ultimately saving time, money and resources.