47th Annual MARTS Technical Conference Montreal 2010
Monday October 18, 2010
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM On Board & Wayside Condition and Performance and Monitoring.
A cross-section of railroad, car owner, and supplier representatives will highlight some of the latest Industry and independent initiatives in condition and performance monitoring of critical freight car components and systems.
Patrick T. Ameen, Vice President Industry Relations, Amsted Rail Company, Inc.
RB Wiley, Principal Investigator, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
William G. Blevins, Chief Mechanical & Electrical Engineer, Canadian National Railway Company
Presentation by Mr. Wiley and Mr. Blevins
Peter L. Jones, Vice President Operations, Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC
Adam Ackley, V.P. of Sales, Lat – Lon LLC
William D. LeFebvre, Managing Director, IONX LLC
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon Damage and Defective Car Tracking System and Component Tracking.
Dr. Todd Snyder, Director Systems Development and Analysis, Union Pacific Railroad Company
Michael S. Reid, Manager Cars, BNSF Railway Company
Nichole Fimple, Product Manager of Asset Health, Railinc
Presentation by Ms. Fimple and Mr Ried
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Air Brake Research and Development of New Fatigue Guidelines For Freight Car Design
Dave Cackovic, Chief – Technical Standards & Inspections, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
Steve Belport, Manager – AAR Brake Systems Committee & Brake Equipment Standards,
Transportation Technology Center, Inc.
3:15 – 5:00 PM Protective Coating Committee Presentations
Al Glueckert, Chairman
Regulations and Climate: Coating Concerns Specific to Canadian Shops – A Panel Discussion.
Jim Molnar, Union Tank Car Company
Luke Gorinsky, Hempel Coatings
Graham Cooper, GATX Rail Canada
Kenneth Campbell, GE Rail
Advances in Plural Component Coating Spraying Equipment: Ten Years of Progress.
Ron Cradit, Jr, Marco
Tuesday October 19, 2010
9:30 AM -10:30 AM Tank Car Safety and Security
Karl Alexy, P.E., Engineer – Hazardous Materials, U.S. Department of Transportation
Jean-Pierre Gagnon, Superintendent, Rail Tank Cars, Transport Canada