oa CSIR Science Scope - World-first system prevents derailments caused by rail breaks : transport logistics
|Article Title||World-first system prevents derailments caused by rail breaks : transport logistics|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Sep 2010|
An SA-developed system that can effectively monitor the world's ageing railway infrastructure is drawing international attention. The system has demonstrated the ability to detect breaks in continuously-welded railway tracks and thereby avoid expensive and life-threatening derailments. But can it be made more cost-effective and applied internationally?
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