oa CSIR Science Scope - Preventing derailments caused by broken rails : opportunities

Volume 6, Issue 3
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CSIR research conducted in the domain of guided wave ultrasound has supported the development of an Ultrasonic Broken Rail Detector (UBRD) system that reliably detects rail breaks on heavy-duty continuously welded railway lines, preventing derailments that are estimated to cost over R50 million per incident.

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