Measure, combine, inform conditions of maintenance for rails, catenary and vehicles such as highspeed trains, trams, metro's.
Highspeed train, train, tram and rail maintenance monitoring
Information of maintenance of rails, wheels, catenary and cabins of rolling stock such as highspeed trains, regular trains, trams, subway, LTR etc is crucial to get a grip on the costs.
When the quality of vehicles / infrastructure decreases you can intervene quickly and well addressed. This of course will result in substantially lowering operating costs and increase reliability and the operators’reputation.
With a combination of sound, vibrations, speeds, weather conditions and audio- and video recordings we can gather (almost) realtime information for our clients.
Combining this data in a very smart way allows us to create high quality information about each vehicle and you’ll be informed in easy to read dashboards and/or alerts.
Infrastructure, rails condition monitoring
With a single click, you will get realtime and continuous insight into the hotspots within your railway infrastructure (rail and catenary).
Pantographs are highly sensitive instruments and need constant monitoring to prevent damage.
Typically railways are divided into sections, these sections can automatically be processed from a GIS system.
A unique sensor system on both vehicles and rails will give you all the insight you need to keep your rolling stock going smooth.
All moving and non-moving parts from a train system will be included in the monitoring by constantly measuring noise and vibrations on the carriages as well as on the rails.
To make sure your trains will keep rolling without any issues we need to consider all of the below parts:
- Wheel roughness
- Rail roughness
- discontinuities of the wheels
- discontinuities of the rail/track
- differential slip, lateral slipping, rubbing of wheel flange
From the above, we can determine the wheel and rail receptance and the interactions.
Onwards we can determine the carriage response, bogie response, wheel response, rail response, track response and ground response.
From all the mentioned contributors we can then accumulate and distinguish the radiation (wheel, carriage, bogie, track).
Finally, we can determine the mitigation to lower the noise inside carriages, the noise outside the train (pass by), vibrations at wayside, buildings and structure born noise.