Rail safety issues and actions

Wheel impact data

Issue number: RO-2010-010-SI-02
Who it affects: All rail operators
Issue owner: Pacific National Pty Ltd
Transport function: Rail: Rolling stock
Background: Investigation Report RO-2010-010
Issue release date: 28 September 2011
Current issue status: Not addressed
Issue status justification:

SAN only requires Pacific National to consider the implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

Safety issue description

An examination of wheel impact (WILD) data established that under PN’s existing maintenance guidelines there was no requirement to take wagon RQJW 22034D out of service. However, running a trend analysis of WILD data clearly showed that there was a growing wheel impact problem.

Safety Advisory Notice

Action number: RO-2010-010-SAN-011
Action organisation: Pacific National Pty Ltd
Date: 28 September 2011
Action status: Closed

An examination of wheel impact (WILD) data established that under PN’s existing maintenance guidelines there was no requirement to take wagon RQJW 22034D out of service. However, running a trend analysis of WILD data clearly showed that there was a growing wheel impact problem.

ATSB comment:

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau advises that Pacific National should consider the implications of this safety issue and take action where considered appropriate.

Last update 31 January 2014