Component Tracking

The Component Tracking program (formerly known as CEPM) is a multi-phase, multi-year initiative to create an industry process and related technology tools for capturing data around railcar equipment components. The program will give rail industry participants visibility into rail equipment health and performance, enabling managers to make decisions that improve rail safety, reduce costs associated with equipment maintenance, and run more efficient and effective rail operations.

The Association of American Railroad's (AAR) Equipment Health Monitoring Committee and other industry committees are guiding the development of the Component Tracking program.
 

Slack Adjusters
The most recent phase of the Component Tracking program created the ability to register slack adjuster details and identify component associations. Users can register slack adjusters through Railinc's Umler® Component Registry and report the association of these components via the component registry, Car Repair Billing (CRB) and Railinc web services.

Brake Valves
The third phase of the Component Tracking program created the ability to register the emergency and service portion of the brake valve and identify component association. Users can register brake valves through the component registry and report the association of these components via the component registry, CRB and Railinc web services.

Side Frames, Bolsters and Couplers
The second phase of the Component Tracking program created the ability to register side frame, bolster and coupler component details and identify component association. Users can register side frame, bolster and coupler components through the component registry and report the association of these components via the component registry, CRB and Railinc web services.

Wheelsets
The first phase of the Component Tracking program created component-tracking capabilities in Railinc data systems that provide the North American freight rail industry with visibility into wheelset health status and history. The ability to capture and view component-level data around applications and repairs enables more effective recall management, improved maintenance planning and more-informed decision making. Users can register wheelset components through the component registry and report the application of wheelset components via the component registry, CRB and the Equipment Health Management System (EHMS).

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