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AUTOMATED CHAIN LUBRICATION
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
beginning and end of the trial and
difficult applications for their products
determined that the 400-foot chain had
in contrast with office buildings or retail
only stretched by approximately 5/16
stores. Preventive maintenance is critiinch. As a result, the life expectancy of
cal. Learn more at www.castrol.com/
the very expensive set of chains went
escalator.
from a few years to greater
than 10 to 12 years. Just as
importantly, the out-of-service
time for preventive lubrication
maintenance was reduced
as mechanics quickly do a
visual check on the reservoirs,
check the alignment of the
lube heads, then close the pit
back up.
The massive Dupont Circle
escalators now consume only
a few pails of lubricant per
year.
Escalator manufacturers
recognize public transit as one A Castrol LubeCon 12 gallon reservoir automated lubrication
system installed in a WMATA escalator pit.
of the most demanding and

WMATA SAFETY AND RELIABILITY
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We developed strategies for dealing
with major delays or incidents because
we learned that consistency and communication are paramount when we
encounter these occurrences.
WMATA is establishing an asset management system that identifies not only
fixed assets, but linear assets as well.
At first this process seemed daunting,
but having access to information for
predictive and cyclical maintenance will
be the rewards we reap.
There's more to come. We are exploring Automated Track Inspections; tagging relays for traction power breakers;
a track rights system that not only
provides the reservation for the work

zone, but also includes the affected
power breakers, emergency exit information and offers a Roadway Worker
Protection briefing sheet, among other
advancements.
While our dependency on technology
will only continue to increase, the one
thing systems cannot do is provide a
human connection with our customers.
Our customers continue to tell us that a
few kind words, such as "Good morning" and "Thank you for riding Metro,"
matter more than ever in an increasingly
digital world where riding public transit
is one of the few places left for people
to experience a sense of community.


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