COMPUTER AIDED REMOTE CONDITION MONITORING OF RAILWAY ASSETS (LEVEL CROSSING BARRIER CASE STUDY)

The safe, efficient, and reliable operation of railway infrastructure is dependent on the state of health of a number of subsystems. The ability to predict failures in these subsystems is paramount to the operation of a cost-effective and delay-free rail network. In order to work toward achieving this goal, it is necessary to introduce remote condition monitoring systems coupled with a proactive maintenance regime such as reliability centered maintenance. Once these systems are in place, the following functionality can be achieved: incipient failure predicting, post-incident analysis, generation of site/network specific operating statistics, failure diagnostics, and reduction of delays and hazards. In 1997, the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, together with six industrial partners commenced a research project entitled Reliability Centered Maintenance and Remote Condition Monitoring for Railway Signaling Equipment. The project takes a level crossing barrier system as a case study and aims to recommend and develop systems of work, instrumentation, and fault detection algorithms capable of achieving this functionality. This paper discusses progress with the project to date, particularly concentrating on the areas of instrumentation and software developed.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 861-869
  • Monograph Title: COMPUTERS IN RAILWAYS VII
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00800769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1853128260
  • Contract Numbers: BRPR-CT97-D558, DG 12 HINS, KBN No. 9 T12C 045 1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 2000 12:00AM