Standardised On-Road Test Cycles for Buses (SORT)


  
  
 
 
  • Training
24/10/2019
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24/10/2019
Brussels
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About: 

The UITP SORT methodology ('Standardised On-Road Test cycles'), an initiative of the UITP Bus Committee, first aimed at providing the bus sector with a standardised means of comparing the energy consumption of different buses when procuring at tender stage. This normalised requirement allows bus operators, or any purchasing entity of a City or Public Transport Authority, to have access to comparative data regarding traction energy consumption (either fuel, gas or electricity) and information on the optimal daily range for electric buses.

To meet the changing needs of the sector, SORT has recently expanded its scope to include electric buses. The newly branded ‘E-SORT’ has the aim to measure, in an accurate and reproducible way, the traction energy consumption and to obtain information on the Zero Emissions range of a bus. The E-SORT test protocol applies to two types of electric buses: full electric buses (BEV) and hybrid buses that can be externally re-charged (plug-in hybrid electric bus, PHEV).

Reach your objectives

  • Benefit from a detailed insight into the SORT methodology, looking at theory and application
  • Learn from professionals who apply SORT in their tendering strategies and process
  • In group work, apply the methodology  to your own operational context
  • Lean from examples of procurement evaluation and environmental calculations within the total cost of ownership (TCO)

A top level methodology 

  • Participate in interactive plenary sessions with introduction by course leaders, presentation by the trainers and open brainstorming with participants
  • Challenge your practical knowledge in this professional field
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views
  • Participate in workshops allowing you to apply on a concrete case the main principles and tools learned
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals

UITP Training Programmes and all related processes are certified for ISO29990:2010 – the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training.

Who is it for?

  • Employees of bus operators, transport authorities and bus manufacturers
  • Staff involved in the maintenance, procurement, inspection and commissioning of buses
  • Homologation engineers and testing engineers from testing grounds and independent test and validation bodies
  • Professionals working for strategic and consultancy services specialising in energy consumption in the transport sector

Inspiring Trainers 

  • Ralph Pütz, Managing Director of the Institute for Applied Vehicle Research and Exhaust Gas Analysis (BELICON) and Chair for Commercial Vehicles, Combustion Engines, Transmissions, Motorsport Technology at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Division at UITP, Brussels, Belgium 

Speakers: 

Ralph Pütz, Managing Director of the Institute for Applied Vehicle Research and Exhaust Gas Analysis (BELICON) and Chair for Commercial Vehicles, Combustion Engines, Transmissions, Motorsport Technology at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Division at UITP, Brussels, Belgium 

 

Programme: 

9.00 -  A comprehensive insight into SORT  

Why SORT:

  • Ecological and normative reasons 
  • Operational speed and influences 
  • Operational trapeze cycles
  • Fuel consumption and SORT cycles
  • Comparison with real operations
  • Measuring conditions
  • SORT for hybrid electric and electric buses

11.00 - Break

11.15 -  Applying SORT in your tender book for the procurement process

Best practice from a bus operator applying SORT in its procurement process followed by a workshop: this hands-on exercise aims at applying SORT to the real conditions of your company. Participants will be contacted beforehand to collect a number of parameters which will be needed for the exercise.

12.30 - Lunch

13.15 - Applying SORT: Examples of Procurement Evaluation and Environmental Calculations within the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

This session will showcase applications of SORT in the procurement process of a new bus fleet evaluation and comparisons with the help of Annex IV of the UITP Tender Structure Guidelines.

14.30 - Break

14.45 - Workshop (continued): Applying SORT in your tender book for the procurement process 

16.00 - End of the course at the latest.

Door-to-door, approx. 20 minutes are needed to travel to Midi/Zuid Train Station (where all high speed trains leave) and 45 minutes are needed to travel to Brussels Airport.

Registration: 

21% VAT excluded

Until 29/08/2019

After 29/08/2019

Member

425 €

590 €

Member « developing nations »*

 310 €

430 €

Non-member

570 €

795 €

Non-member « developing nations »*

385 €

540 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +)

395 €

Group UITP Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

290 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +)

530 €

Group UITP non Member (4 or +) « developing nations »*

355 €

*Participants from developing nations benefit from a special discount. Check here the list of eligible countries.

To register a group of 4 persons of more from the same organisation, please contact us: sunita.kelecom@uitp.org - Tel: +32 2 663 66 57

Participation fees include:

  • Training instruction
  • Lunch and coffee breaks
  • Training material: all presentations and support documents. Access to all training material via UITP's electronic library, MyLibrary (after the training)

Groups generally consist of 25 participants and are limited to about 30 in order to increase the learning experience and interaction during the programme. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Terms and Conditions

Please download our Terms and Conditions here.

Contact Person

Sunita Kelecom, Training Assistant, UITP Centre for Training, sunita.kelecom@uitp.org, Tel: +32-2-663 66 57

Practical information: 

Training Venue

UITP
Rue Sainte-Marie 6
1080 Brussels

Metro: Comte de Flandre/Graaf van Vlaanderen (line 1 or 5) or Tram 51: Porte de Flandre

Accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservation.

Hotel Meiniger  (***)
Quai du Hainaut 33
1080 Brussels
Phone:+32 2 588 14 74
https://www.meininger-hotels.com/en/hotels/brussels/hotel-brussels-city-center/

Hotel Ibis Sainte-Catherine (***)
rue Joseph Plateau N°2
1000  Brussels
Phone: + 32 2 620 04 26
https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1454-ibis-brussels-city-centre/index.shtml

Hotel Metropole (*****)
31, place de Brouckère
1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 2 217 23 00
https://www.metropolehotel.com/en

Hotel Hilton Brussels Grand Place (****)
Carrefour de l'Europe 3
1000  Brussels
Phone: + 32 2 548 42 11
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/belgium/hilton-brussels-grand-place-BRUGRHI/

Speakers: 

Ralph Pütz, Managing Director of the Institute for Applied Vehicle Research and Exhaust Gas Analysis (BELICON) and Chair for Commercial Vehicles, Combustion Engines, Transmissions, Motorsport Technology at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Arno Kerkhof, Head of Bus Division at UITP, Brussels, Belgium 

 

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