Total Friction Management

What sets L.B. Foster Rail Technologies apart from other providers of rail friction management solutions is we recognise that no single type of application system can satisfy the varying needs of every rail operator.

The wide range of operating conditions found in the rail industry dictates a multi-systems approach involving gauge-face, top of rail and on-board solutions.

This innovative approach and advanced thinking are further evidenced in our Total Friction Management™ programme.

Total Friction Management is the systematic implementation of friction control combined with the technology required to monitor and effectively manage friction to minimise costs and maximise benefits.

Via a collaborative asset management approach utilising baseline assessment of customer’s specific conditions and the ongoing data monitoring/validation of each implemented solution the L.B. Foster Rail Technologies Total Friction Management™ (TFM™) programme will deliver tangible benefits.

Investing in L.B. Foster Rail Technologies TFM™ provides you with optimum solutions for a variety of wheel/rail interface challenges based upon our assessment, implementation and management process.

The Total Friction Management™ programme provides our Friction Management Consulting and Field Services the flexibility required to obtain the economic benefits associated with this programme, whilst meeting the needs and practical constraints of each individual customer.

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Our Purpose

Improve the design and supply of products and services required to enhance the performance of rail networks