Qatar Rail sends Civil Defence engineers to Japanby Kim Kemp on Feb 29, 2016
Qatar Rail has sent civil defence engineers in a bid to learn the latest technologies and materials used in the manufacture of metro rolling stock and the extent of its resistance to fire.
The tour, organised in partnership with the Japanese Mitsubushi Group, started with a visit to the compnany's train laboratory in Mihhara - followed by a visit to the Kinki Sharyo Co rolling stock factory.
The delegates were given a visual presentation on some of the materials used in manufacturing rolling stock and how these specific materials are fire-resistant.
Delegates also visited a laboratory in Tsukuba and observed live fire experiments on sample materials used in metro rolling stock flooring.
Commenting on the tour, Eng. Hassan Ahmed Marwani, executive director of Technical Affairs at Qatar Rail said: “Witnessing these experiments firsthand adds a wealth of knowledge and experience to Qatari engineers.
“As such, we at Qatar Rail are keen on arranging these types of activities for our junior engineers and technicians as well as the more seasoned Qatari engineers specialised in the fields of materials and inspection at the General Directorate of Civil Defense.”
Last September Qatar Rail organized a tour to Berlin for civil defense experts, with the aim of learning about the evacuation and emergency plans adopted in Germany for its metro system.
The delegation comprising Qatar Rail and the General Directorate of Civil Defense included Eng. Hassan Ahmed Marwani, technical affairs director, Mr. Keith Devany, rolling stock director, Eng. Hamad Ahmad Al Mohannadi, rolling stock engineer, Eng. Salah Nasser al-Saadi, mechanical engineer, and Mr. Ali Attiyatallah Al Shuraim, technical relations officer, representing the Qatar Rail side as well as engineers representing the Qatari Civil Defense side.
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