Repair a Wrecked Rail Car
Client : CAD Railway Industries
Location : Montreal,Quebec
Year : 2020
As a result of a collision, one of VIA Rail's fleet of LRC cars sustained damage to the structure's posts and outer shell. CAD Railway Industries was mandated to repair the structural damages.
CAD Railway Industries mandated LDV Consultants to provide the engineering for the following:
- Assess damages
- Identify the damages on site
- Visually inspect the damaged areas
- Take measurements
- Take dimensional measurements
- Adapt the dimensions to the deformed components
- Draw up a repair plan
- In accordance with APTA PR-CS-S-020-03
- Use equivalent or replacement parts
- Design parts with resistances equivalent to those of the original parts
- Produce final drawings that reflect all phases of the repair plan
The suggested way of rebuilding the posts ensured the mechanical resistances were equal to those of the original parts. The client was able to repair the damages and put the rail car back into service.
Double level car repair TRWX-1008 in Alu
Client : CAD Railways
Location : Montreal
Year : 2019
CAD Railways is a recognized player in the repair of rolling stock for the railway industry.
CAD Railways has been awarded the repair of a double-decker car, manufactured by Bombardier and operated by DART, which is the car TRWX-1008. This car had suffered significant damage on one side, the stretcher and the underbody chassis having been damaged and deformed. The repair had to fully restore the structural integrity of the car.
CAD Railways mandated LDV Consultants to review repair procedures and drawings, perform the calculations necessary to validate structural integrity, and provide engineering support for the repair.
Technical Support for the Design of Test Equipment
Client : Héroux-Devtek
Location : Saint-Hubert, Quebec
Year : 2016
Héroux-Devtek is an international company specializing in the design, manufacture and testing of landing gears. The company also conducts laboratory tests to certify existing landing gears. To perform these tests, Héroux-Devtek needed to design a test bench. It mandated LDV Consultants to take part in the design of the test bench.
As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:
- Design interfaces for load application;
- Produce a 3D model of the test interfaces;
- Produce the drawings for the test interfaces.
To acquire the knowledge and work methods advocated by the client, LDV Consultants’ engineer
Integrate a Cummins Tier-4i Engine in a Haulage Truck
Client : Dux Machinery
Location : Montreal,Quebec
Year : 2013
DUX Machinery is a leading manufacturer of underground haulage equipment. Power mechanization of its equipment needs to change in order to meet the requirements of the environmental regulation.
The haulage truck must be adapted so that a new engine and, more importantly, new air intake and exhaust components can be installed.
LDV was therefore mandated to finalize the selection of the engine options, validate the heat transfer equipment with regard to air intake and engine cooling and adapt the engine compartment to allow installation of a new air filter and exhaust.
Repair a Two-Level Aluminum Railcar
Client : Bombardier Transportation
Location : Los Angeles, California, USA
Year : 2012
Bombardier is a world leader in land and air transportation. Its Bombardier Transportation Division offers one of the world's most comprehensive series of rail vehicles.
Further to an accident, extensive damage was done to one side of railcar #125 owned by Metrolink. Bombardier Transportation mandated LDV Consultants to evaluate the damage and propose a potential repair scenario.
As part of the mandate, LDV carried out the following:
- Inspect the damaged railcar at the maintenance centre;
- Develop a repair scenario together with the Methods Department of the Thunder Bay plant.