WIRELESS RAIL TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

The wireless rail temperature measurement system is a wireless, battery-powered sensor network for real-time monitoring of rail-temperature and rail-stress distribution.

Benefits

  • increased safety

    • derailment prevention by detecting, predicting, and alarming on potential rail-buckling conditions in summer-time operations
  • operating cost reduction

    • preservation and lifetime extension of both the infrastructure and the rolling stocks with derailment prevention
    • energy savings by measurement controlled railway-switch heating in winter-time operations
  • improved effeciency and profitability
    • effective traffic management with optimized duration, localization and extent of speed limitations, based on real-time rail-track temperature conditions and predictions
    • effective maintenance planning by predicting rail defects and failures related to temperature variations, and by scheduling stress-free periods for rail-track maintenance

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