Application Engineering & Duty Evaluation

A wide range of railway passenger and freight applications

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Application Engineering & Duty Evaluation

MLP Friction Braking Limited provides application engineering assistance to its friction material producing clients to prepare comprehensive operational envelope for each product.

They also select the most suitable product for a given operational duty by conducting the corresponding brake calculations as well as thermal calculations.

One such example is the “slip testing” of brake blocks according to UIC 544-1 leaflet (Brakes – Brake performance) to determine the braked weight percentage (λ) for a given wagon weight.

This is done through stopping distance tests which should meet a number of requirements outlined in the UIC leaflet such as criteria K1 and K2 which must be simultaneously met for the mean stopping distance value to be considered valid.

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