Optical fibre networks facilitate shift to predictive maintenance

In order to switch from scheduled to condition-based and predictive maintenance, railways are using optical fiber sensing networks (OFSN), as explained in this article. Various sensors are utilized by the OFSN to indicate the health of track-based and train-borne assets. Real-time train and track condition information allows operators to act promptly in case of a fault, thus improving train availability and service quality.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 38-40
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  • Accession Number: 01649161
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 23 2017 1:42PM