oa CSIR Science Scope - World-first system prevents derailments caused by rail breaks : transport logistics

Volume 5, Issue 1
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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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