Bentley Systems and Strides Engineering, a business arm of SMRT Corporation, the multi-modal public transport operator in Singapore, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly market a rail predictive maintenance solution for urban transit systems in the Asia Pacific region.
The agreement establishes a partnership between the two companies that combines strong technology expertise and rail operational capabilities to help urban rail and metro operators. Under the terms of the MoU, both companies will market a rail predictive maintenance solution that visualizes all rail asset information and manages, monitors, and analyzes rail conditions.
“With our combined strengths and industry experience, we will empower rail and metro operators in the region to improve reliability of the infrastructure that serves citizens and residents,” Kaushik Chakraborty, vice president, Bentley Asia South, said.
Bentley Systems will continue to sell, implement, and support its AssetWise solution while Strides Engineering will market and deliver its domain experience and add-on applications for track maintenance.
Bentley Systems and SMRT Trains have successfully completed the implementation of a predictive decision support system (PDSS) for the North-South and East-West mass transit lines.
The PDSS of SMRT Trains, based on Bentley’s AssetWise Linear Analytics, contributes to improving the reliability of the two lines across 282 km of track and has helped the operator achieve more than 1 million kilometers between failure (MKBF).
“Leveraging technology and taking pre-emptive actions are two very important components in the plan to help us improve and maintain rail reliability for the train lines SMRT Trains operates. PDSS [predictive decision support system] represents both components, and its successful implementation for the North-South and East-West lines has given us much confidence to scale it for the rest of our lines.”
Based on the success of the PDSS implementation on the North-South and East-West lines, SMRT Trains has started the implementation of the PDSS solution on the Circle Line (CCL) in Singapore.