Air Brake Test (CFR 238) – Virtual Interactive Guide (VIG)


Inspecting and testing air brakes, a common railroad task, is a fundamental part of a railroad’s initial training for an individual trained as a “qualified maintenance person”. This inspection and testing, known as a Air Brake Test (CFR 238), requires railroads to have multiple rail cars on-site and allocate a significant amount of training time for demonstration, practices, and evaluation.

To make procedural knowledge readily available in classroom training and in the field, Railroads can deploy a Virtual Interactive Guide (VIG) covering the Air Brake Test process.

The VIG guides workforce through steps of the Air Brake Test with individual steps in both text and 3D animation. Ability to replay, move forward/back, search and jump to steps. Necessary safety and technical information is displayed.
Used for: Classroom Training, Self-paced refresher, Job Aid (Field) tool.

Possible train defects:
Air hose leaking, Piston leaking
Angle Cock leaking, Retainer Valve leaking
Cut Out Cock leaking

For Passenger railroads
Available on PC, Mac, iOS, Android

1. Improved knowledge of air brake components and functions and Increased efficiency when performing the Air Brake Test.
2. Reduced need for live equipment (Locomotives/Rail cars allocated for training).
3. Readily available refresher training tool.

Using the VIG, employees should be able to:
Identify and determine the correct positioning of rail car air brake system components
Manipulate air brake system components and determine correct brake pipe pressure.
Understand and demonstrate steps of a Class 1 Air Brake Test.

This year 45,315 railroaders will stay competent with these training simulations and guides.

Want to license this training solution for your workforce? Reach out here – [email protected] or call 888.781.0274 ext. 701

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