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Computer Aided Remote Condition Monitoring Of Railway Assets (Level Crossing Barrier Case Study)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR000841

Volume

50

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

1,274 kb

Author(s)

H.R. Yazdi, C. Roberts & C.J. Goodman

Abstract

Computer aided remote condition monitoring of railway assets (Level crossing barrier case study) H.R. Yazdi*, C. Roberts^, C.J. Goodman^ ' Federal Mogul Technology, Rugby, UK ^ School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK Abstract The safe, efficient and reliable operation of railway infrastructure is dependent on the state of health of a number of sub-systems. The ability to predict failures in these sub-systems is paramount to the operation of a cost-effective and delay-free rail network. In order to work towards achieving this goal it is necessary to introduce remote condition monitoring systems coupled with a proactive maintenance regime such as reliability centred maintenance. Once these systems are in place the following functionality can be achieved: Q Incipient failure prediction; Q Post incident analysis; Q Generation of site/network specific operating statistics; Q Failure diagnostics;

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