By monitoring the temperature of the railway, rolling stock or structures throughout the railway sector, temperature plays a major role. Its continuous and unattended monitoring with infrared thermography, allows the early detection of anomalies that may cause failures in the equipment or facilities.
In addition, thermography adds an additional component of safety in level crossings by allowing the environment to be monitored and thus emitting alarm signals when is present any object whose temperature is slightly different from the environment.
The railway network is never exempt from accidents due to invasion of its tracks. The FLIR AX8, FLIR A35 or FLIR A50 thermal imaging camera models are ideal because of their small size and variety of optics, which allows them to be placed in narrow places to optimize the field of view.
Wagons, locomotives and any vehicle that has wheels to move on the tracks are thus called. With so many moving parts, they are subject to wear due to braking friction, high demand for damping due to constant displacement and high loads, and proper maintenance to avoid overheating due to high workload.
With so much heat involved, thermographic monitoring is important. The bcbMonitor 4.0 system is adaptable for continuous monitoring at specific points, such as workshops and charging stations. Due to the non-invasive and rapid nature of the inspection, it does not represent a tedious review, nor does it necessarily represent a field visit to see results that can be consulted from the office computer.
Unattended brake monitoring
Detection of heating in the damping
Engine thermal inspection stations
Glass water tightness tests
Rolling material circulation lines are not exempt from maintenance and surveillance. Many of the railways still pass in the middle of cities so safety of pedestrians and vehicles is a current concern. Also, wear due to use and environmental factors exists and it is important to keep the tracks in good condition to avoid accidents and damage to rolling material.
Thanks to the bcbMonitor 4.0, continuous thermographic monitoring can be implemented at essential points of the infrastructure such as level crossings or critical sleepers. There is the possibility of issuing alarms to the maintenance workshop or to the station managers in the event of any unwanted event.
- Continuous thermographic inspection of the contact in the track of the rail
- Variable width change monitoring.
- Continuous thermographic monitoring system on sleeper lanes
- Safety protocols at level crossings to safeguard the integrity of pedestrians.
In addition to the elements of the railway industry, there are elements that fulfill an essential function for this type of installations that are also commonly used in other sectors. We can find common mechanical, electrical and thermal elements in any installation.
And, of course, they require monitoring and in many cases it can only be continuous and unattended. The bcbMonitor 4.0system fulfills the function of centralizing the alarms of one or multiple cameras and remotely alert the responsible of the supervision of the equipment and machines.
- Continuous, unattended and dynamic monitoring of the catenary pantograph contact.
- Centralization of alarms for different mechanical components.
- Thermographic supervision of substation elements (transformers, isolators, buses, boards, etc …)