Continuous monitoring of tracks with commercial trains
Vehicles are capable of collecting and furnishing precise information about the status of the track, which is highly beneficial for infrastructure managers and maintenance technicians. Some advantages are:
Improved safety and availability:
Maintenance staff receive notifications if any fault is detected. On this basis, staff are able to schedule the corresponding corrective maintenance work before a serious fault affects either the track or the vehicles.
Forecasting the development of track faults:
The system forecasts the development of track faults and comfort in vehicles and proposes a schedule of corrective measures.
Improved cost and maintenance management:
Maintenance managers have access to a GIS and a control panel which display the status of the infrastructure and the vehicles in real time and, on this basis, they are able to allocate resources in view of measurable and objective data.
Checking the quality of repair work:
The system detects and displays the status and evolution of repair work on the track, and any maintenance work on vehicles which affects comfort. This makes it possible to assess the quality of the work carried out.
More than 30% of incidents that occur relate to mechanical faults of the rail and track geometry issues.
The RT3-IMAS+ system is not only useful for infrastructure managers but it also greatly benefits operators and owners of railway vehicles and allows them to further increase their competitiveness and efficiency.
Continuous monitoring of vehicle comfort
Facilitates negotiation as objective data are availables
New services and sources of income
Improved safety and prevention of derailments
Release process assistance
Wheel planes are detected
The dynamic auscultation system comprehensively captures and subsequently analyses data with a dual objective:
Obtain complete information for the purpose of improving train and locomotive operation in terms of safety and finance-related criteria, in accordance with the Standard UNE-EN 12299 - Ride Comfort For Passengers.
Auscultate rolling components to establish differential analysis according to the status of the track, according to the Standard UNE-EN 14363 - Testing and Simulation for the acceptance of running characteristics of railway vehicles.