Gary Alderson, AllTranstek's Manager of Quality Processes, has been named Chairman of the RSI Quality Assurance Committee.
With over 30 years experience within the rail industry, Gary is one of the leading experts in the fields of QA and NDT. His new position as RSI QA Chairman adds to a long list of accomplishments including certifications as an ASNT NDT Level III, AWS Certified Welding Inspector, NACE Level I, and AAR Qualified Auditor.
Read more about his appointment to Chairman here. Gary was also featured in the December 2017 RailBlazers newsletter.
Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Dick Kloster was featured in the December 2017 edition of Progressive Railroading Magazine. The article provides a forecast of the 2018 rail equipment market. Read the article here. View an excerpt from the article in our upcoming December 2017 newsletter.
Our October 2017 webinar on Mileage Equalization is now available for viewing.
Stay tuned for more uploads, and join our mailing list to receive invitations to watch webinars live!
On December 4, 2017, the U.S. Department of Transportation repealed the FRA's 2015 ruling that unit trains transporting hazardous or flammable materials be equipped with electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes. Freight railroads were required to comply by January 1, 2021, or reduce speeds to a maximum of 30 miles per hour.
Reviews and studies of the rule completed by the National Academies of Sciences Transportation Research Board (NAS/TRB) found that the ruling, purported to be a superior method compared to other technologies in emergency situations, was "incomplete and unconvincing." Evidence did not support the assertion that ECP brakes were more effective than alternative safety strategies. Consequently, the mandate, described as arbitrary by its opponents, was repealed.
Read the full article here. View the official Federal Register's announcement here.
On November 15, 2017, AllTranstek's Jim Dinell, Vice President of Special Processes (SCWI & ASNT Level III), presented a webinar about basic methods of nondestructive testing (NDT). The presentation also discussed different types of flaws and the pros and cons of various methods.
A replay of the webinar is now available online. Additionally, the slide deck is available to download.
Contact email@example.com for more information about AllTranstek's NDT services.