Performance monitoring systems

Transportation Technology Center, Inc. (TICI), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Association of American Railroads (MR) has been involved for over a decade in the development of performance monitoring systems. The objective of such systems is to identify rolling stock with defective components and sub-optimal behavior in order to reduce accident risk, excessive wear, and operating costs and to implement condition based but economically sound maintenance policies. Monitoring vehicle performance over time combined with intelligent removal criteria and trend analysis can allow timely maintenance to be scheduled in advance, greatly increasing fleet efficiency. nCI has utilized its knowledge of vehicle and track dynamics to help in the development of sensor systems and in detection/removal criteria development. In addition, TTCI has applied its expertise and knowledge in the engineering economic arena to assess the impact of condition based maintenance policies on the bottom line. Taking advantage of the communications revolution, TTCI is developing an internet based performance monitoring scheme which will be able to deliver information using sensor data, trend analysis, and removal criteria on a 24 hour/7 days a week basis.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: Railway technology for the 21st century: CORE 2000: conference on railway engineering, May 21-23 2000, Glenelg, South Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01532093
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:55AM