The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has incorporated infrared thermography into its equipment conditioning monitoring program. The program consists of predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance. With the use of any new technology, there is a learning curve. It is the intent of this paper to share the development process, experience and accomplishments that resulted from MARTA's implementation of infrared thermography into their maintenance operation. The major elements that allowed MARTA to successfully implement infrared thermography were: identification of needs, market research prior to purchase of infrared equipment, software analysis, technical training, use and maintenance of equipment, baseline development, data interpretation, corrective action procedures, process implementation and record keeping.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Public Transportation Association

    1201 New York Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC    20005
  • Authors:
    • McDonald, K
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 431-440

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00766422
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 20 1999 12:00AM