Tata Steel provides innovative technological solutions to practical rail industry business problems for customers in the UK and internationally.
With over 100 years’ experience as a major supplier of railway products and services, Tata Steel helps customers to continuously improve business performance and service delivery for the travelling public.
Tata Steel is committed to adding value to customers’ businesses by focusing on delivering reduced business costs and eliminating waste, and by optimising track and potentially business-wide asset life. Customers can use Tata Steel’s technological expertise as a driver for improving their business, either in the heavy rail or light rail sectors.
Tata Steel has world-class laboratory facilities on site, enabling the ability to undertake detailed materials and product testing and investigations to provide customers with the necessary approvals required and guidance on future development.
Tata Steel's multi-disciplinary team provides expertise in the following areas:
With an increasing demand on the public transport sector, the light rail operators require expertise to deliver added value to maintenance strategies for existing infrastructure, and to ensure the most cost effective materials selection and design for new track installations.
With possessions at a premium, Tata Steel can provide the expertise required by network operators to ensure the most cost effective materials selection and design for new track installations and added value to maintenance strategies for existing infrastructure.
To ensure customers can plan for the lifecycle of business assets, a detailed understanding of short, medium and long-term asset behaviour and condition is essential.
Metallurgy and Materials Technology
With operators and maintainers subject to ever-increasing duty requirements, Tata Steel’s technologists provide expert advice to help improve safety on the network.
Combining expert knowledge and state-of-the-art technology, Tata Steel has the capacity to carry out detailed metallurgical investigations into component failure to help reduce disruption to railway systems and improve safety.
Track System Modelling
Tata Steel’s modelling experts can give the customer a comprehensive understanding of track behaviour, more efficiently than conducting track trials.
Tata Steel’s multi-disciplined team can call on their many years of combined experience in network performance and degradation to provide a wide range of track monitoring services.
Calling on its thorough knowledge of all typical welding techniques used worldwide, Tata Steel can advise customers on adherence to standards and ways to reduce maintenance costs and extend service life.
Tata Steel has a world-class testing facility on site, which offers a wide range of detailed standardised testing as well as bespoke tests to meet the most stringent research demands of the client.
Noise and Vibration Monitoring
Noise monitoring and vibration is a concern for many tramways and railway systems that operate in an urban environment. In particular the growth of residential properties near to railway lines has increased in recent years highlighting the need for noise and vibration solutions.