Electronic monitoring of wagon condition

The installation of the wagon monitoring station has provided National Rail with the ability to quickly and accurately monitor the condition of a large number of wagons and locomotives within the National Rail fleet. The monitoring of wheel defects has allowed the detection and subsequence removal of wheels and bogies with defects that could potentially lead to bearing or wheel failures. The use of the Wagon Monitoring Station (WMS) coupled with the implementation of procedures to check wheel bearing grease condition has seen a significant reduction in derailments of National Rail wagons due to screwed journals.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6p. ; 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: 01532101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2014 11:55AM