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Trackside Monitoring Overview

The HFVA and AE trackside inspection systems have been developed independently but have been designed in such a way to interface with existing rail infrastructure. In the picture shown below the setup at EMEF is shown. A beacon exchanges data with passing trains and searches in a database for fitted bogies and wheelset. Then, on request, wheelset data becomes available for AE post-processing, referencing critical key performance indexes (KPIs). At the main EMEF depot rolling stock bogie and wheelset inspection data is conveyed to a database, and made available for correlation in such a manner that, for damage episodes in a bogie\wheelset, historical data can be analysed\correlated for pattern identification.

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Vlaamse Vervoermaatschappij De Lijn (Belgium) University of Birmingham (UK) Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (Portugal) TWI Ltd (UK) SNCF (France) Feldman Enterprises LTD (Cyprus) TSC (UK) Envirocoustics S. A. (Greece) EMEF (Portugal) Alfa Products & Technologies (Belgium)Alfa Products & Technologies (Belgium) VTG Rail UK Ltd (UK)