​Putting The Power Of Monitoring And Safety In Your Hands​

For more information and details about sensors see PRODUCTS section.

TYPEFUNCTIONSAPPLICATIONS


Geotextile Sensors



 Measurement of soil's strains, deformations and stresses

 Railways Track, RSS, MSE,

GRS-IBS, embankments,  banks and drainage systems

 

Strain Gages Sensors



 Measurement of strains, deformations and stressesRails, sleepers, steel beams,cables, gusset plates, reinforced concrete, piles, pre- & postension 

 

Temperature Sensors



 Measurement of absolute  temperature on structure's surface  and relative temperature for  compensation of strain  measurements
 Rail,  structures, fills and embankments

 

Extensometer Sensors


 Measurement of displacement  between two gage points, horizontal and vertical deformations Construction joints, crack/fissure  growth and structural members, embankment consolidation


Accelerometer



 Measurment of accelerations from  DC to low frequencies  Structures, slopes and embankments

​Inclinometer​


 Measurement of angular variation  and horizontal slope displacements For structures and adjacent  structures during construction,  work excavations and after  completation of construction

 

Pressure & Load Cells



 Measurement of loads and  pressures


 Foundation, embankment and  structural elements

OVERVIEW CHART

OF TRAIN ACCIDENTS 

RAILWAYS

​Railroad transportation is the primary mode of shipments and vital part of the nation's passenger transportation network. According U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics about 28,566 train accidents were reported from 2000 to 2008, whose damages amounted to $2,864,000 million. In response to several fatal rail accidents, the safety in railroad transportation is a highest priority for Congress of USA. Congress passed the Rail Safety Improvement Act (RSIA) of 2008, the first authorization of Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) safety programs since 1994. Among its provisions, the most notable was the mandate requiring Positive Train Control (PTC) technology to be installed on most of the US railroad network by 2015. PTC is a system of functional requirements for monitoring and controlling train movements as an attempt to provide increased safety.


A Health Monitoring Railway System will help to the railroad transportation owners to improve thier maintenance program and meet the goals required by the RSIA:

  • Reducing the number and rates of accidents, incidents, injuries, and fatalities involving railroads including train collisions, derailments, and human factors.
  • Improving the consistency and effectiveness of enforcement and compliance programs.
  • Improving the identification of high-risk highway-rail grade crossings and strengthening enforcement and other methods to increase grade crossing safety.
  • Improving research efforts to enhance and promote railroad safety and performance.
  • Preventing railroad trespasser accidents, incidents, injuries, and fatalities.
  • Improving the safety of railroad bridges, tunnels, and related infrastructure to prevent accidents, incidents, injuries, and fatalities caused by catastrophic failures and other bridge and tunnel failures.

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Below some of the sensors used to monitor railway's behavior and performance:

​Putting The Power Of Monitoring And Safety In Your Hands​