Implementing Maintenance and Reliability Programs with RSI-300

Thursday, October 12 | 2:00pm (EDT)

Federal regulations require tank car equipment owners to develop and manage a reliability-based maintenance program, to collect maintenance data, and to perform an analysis of the data to support the inspection and test intervals marked on the tank. While many RSI member companies have maintenance and reliability programs in place, the members recognized that new equipment owners may benefit from the expertise of RSI’s members in developing and implementing such a program. The RSI Committee on Tank Cars – Technical Sub Committee (CTC-TSC) has developed a voluntary best practice for reliability, RSI-300.

Join RSI’s upcoming webinar to learn more about the RSI-300 and how you can implement the best practice.

Our Presenters

Daniel Cruz

Daniel Cruz has worked as a Railcar Reliability Analyst for Union Tank Car Company since 2021, informing and performing reliability analyses for internal and external stakeholders. Prior to that, he worked as an application engineer and later product owner for ReliaSoft software – teaching training classes, providing consulting services and customer support for reliability analysis conducted using applications like Weibull++, and eventually working with the development team to guide the development of the software. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, and a master’s degree in Analytics from Georgia Tech.  

Amy Hamilton

Amy Hamilton has worked at Trinity Industries since 2010. She is currently a Principal Engineer with a focus on Regulatory Compliance and represents Trinity on multiple committees and task forces to develop industry rules and regulations. Prior to assuming this role, she worked in New Car Engineering and served as the Director of Fleet Engineering and Reliability, supporting a fleet of 130,000 railcars. She actively participates with the AAR Tank Car Committee and the RSI Committee on Tank Cars Technical Sub-committee. She also serves as co-chair of the Women of Trinity employee resource group. Amy has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University.

Pete White

Pete white has 10 years rail industry experience centering on Fleet and Reliability Engineering at The Greenbrier Companies and Trinity Industries. He has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from The University of North Texas and an MBA from The University of Texas at Arlington.