Kelox IRT USA splits the implementation of every project into the following phases:
Initial Study or Preliminary-Project
Kelox, together with the client, and other entities involved in the project, discuss in detail what the current issues are, if any, and the needs of the service that this product is intended to provide the public. Considering all the data and studies necessary to make decisions and define which solutions are to be designed and developed in more detail to give answers and solutions to each of the requirements. The end of this phase will be marked by the preparation of a technical specification for the concept of the galley system.
Cited specification will be the input to signify the realization of the design.
The parameters and constraints of the technical specification will for initial systems design. Within this design, work will be required in different areas and activities:
- Mechanical Design
The mechanical design phasedefines the available spacewithin the train, the interface points, the space available for each piece of equipment, the design of structural components on which each equipment will be supported and structural checks, as necessary.
- Systems Engineering
Understanding the cooling system, whether hydraulic or pneumatic, and taking into account all necessary engineering calculations,each component is selected based on selection criteria which Kelox and the customer have accumulated with their experience and operation of existing equipment.
- Selection of Materials
During this phase all materials are selected for use for each specific application. Each selected material must comply with the specific functional needs of the project in addition to all applicable regulations.
- Design Approval
This milestone marks the time in which the current design isready to be converted into prototypesand subsequent prototype testingin order toverify if said prototypes comply with the project requirements.
All equipment designed and selected in the previous phase, once accepted, must become a prototype that can be subjected to tests which demonstrate that cited prototype meets the design specifications.
For the construction of cited prototype, different tasks must be met:
- Manufacturing Documents:
Beginning with the models, all necessary drawings, lists, and documents are generated such that the factory can manufacture a prototype that possesses a high level of quality and safety.
Once all the necessary materials are defined, they will be purchased and received at Kelox IRT USA facilities for later use.
- Prototype Construction
Once all necessary materials are available the fabrication of the prototype will begin. If, during this phase, any issue arises during the manufacturing of the prototype the corresponding documentation must be verified and rectified in order to prevent future inconveniences and problems.
- Prototype Validation
– Laboratory Tests. The prototype will have to be tested extensively in a test laboratory. These tests will ascertain the validity of the product, whether any possible modifications or corrections need to be made, with respect to certain parameters considered in the design such as performance, resistance to vibrations, noise generation, etc.
– Tests in Train. The tests in the train will allow not only for verification but also that the product is spatially suitable and installable, thateach equipment provides adequate performance under dynamic conditions and that each is suitable for exploitation.
–Validation. All parties will have to agree that what has been built and tested is what is actually needed, and make corrections and / or modifications required prior to industrialization.
Once the prototype is validated, as well as all manufacturing documentation, mass production may commence. First, allcriticalunits will be fabricated and testedin order to ensure that the best results are achieved during the series manufacture.
It is important to consider that, in the later phases of implementation, orderly and structured information on the operation of all the equipment must be kept. Therefore, at any time, we will be prepared to make necessary adjustments or adaptations that may arise from possible errors or changes.