Earthworks Slip Monitoring

Embankment Slips and Train Derailment


Extreme weather can cause severe problems for rail services: embankment slips or other earthworks problems can cause derailments. The "Earthworks Monitoring System" monitors the environment alongside railway lines to prevent train derailments.


Earthworks Slip Monitoring

Extreme Weather & Rail Services

Around the world rail service operators are under pressure to increase capacity, reduce costs and at the same time improve safety for all passengers of railway services.

The effects that extreme weather can have on rail services can be severe. In the past, earthworks problems would go un-noticed until the worst would happen, a derailment leading to injuries and even fatalities. Embankment slips or other earthworks problems could only be seen by the driver, and once it was too late.

 

Findlay Irvine's Solution

Findlay Irvine have developed the "Earthworks Monitoring System" utilising our mesh solutions; the DC-TR76 mesh transceiver in the wireless tilt sensors and the DCTR-72 mesh transceiver in the data logger.

The Earthworks Monitoring System can detect anomalies alongside the railway line such as embankment slips to ensure that train lines can be closed and services redirected before a derailment has the chance to occur.

The solution provides an automatic alarm backed up by images if a serious earth movement has occurred.

 

Features & Benefits

  • Solar-powered data loggers.
  • Wireless mesh tilt sensor network.    
  • Auto triggered day/night cameras.  
  • Configurable alerts email/SMS.
  • Multi asset management system.    
  • Over 5 year battery life - no mains.
  • Low battery warning.
  • Near zero maintenance.

 

Battery Powered Tilt Sensors

Battery powered tilt sensors arranged along the length of the site communicate back to a central solar-powered data-logger which relays the information via GPRS to a management system. Images of the site are captured by the cameras to allow visual confirmation of the actual site conditions. The Findlay Irvine RailAlert Asset Management system is used to manage the data from site and can be configured to trigger alarms based on sensor location, alerting configurable stakeholder groups by SMS or email.

 

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