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014 Continuous condition monitoring

Published: 26 February 2015

Damill AB has developed a new test equipment capable of delivering continuous status information over infrastructure. Measuring apparatus, instruments that measure force vertically and laterally housed in a bag attached to the train by which the measurement is to be made. The bag then go with the train on its regular route, and thus measures the infrastructure it passes.

Damill AB has developed a new measuring devices that can deliver continuous state information across the infrastructure. Measuring equipment instrument that measures forces vertically and laterally contained in a bag attached to the train by which the measurement will take place. The bag then go with the train on its regular route, and thus measures the infrastructure it passes. This product is called Track logger. Examples of measurement results shown in the Annex. The project aims to test the track logger function and examine what it can be used, which are any defects in the track that can be discovered in other words. The development of the bag has been made in another project and is not part of this project's results.

The goal of the project is that in the time frame to present successful continuous measurement of infrastructure with the help of the new measuring equipment. With success meant that the measurements should be possible to draw conclusions about whether there has been any change in course. Using the information gathered, the maintenance decision be taken for preventive maintenance.

project Results

Measurements of Track logger has been going on between November 2014 and August 2015. Subsequently, analyzes of Track logger measurement results compared against existing information on plant status. The existing information has been obtained from the Swedish Transport Administration systems; Bessy, Ofelia and Optram.

In summary, show Track Logger on the potential to serve as a continuous source of information that could help to increase preventive maintenance, thereby reducing acute troubleshooting and impact on third parties.

Continued use of the measurement equipment could increase its utility. This by a knowledge bank of the Track Logger detects (not detect) certain types of errors in the system.

Project leader: Helena Sjaunja, SWECO AB, h elena.sjaunja@sweco.se

Project partners: Sweco AB, Damill AB, the Swedish Transport Administration, LKAB, Luleå University of Technology

News for subproject 014, Continuous condition monitoring