landgraf‘Professionals in the field of Infrastructure Measuring and Monitoring will share their experience and expertise’

Matthias Landgraf
 Technical University of Graz
Programme Manager

Infrastructure Measuring and Monitoring – 23 November 2016

Why should we execute track measuring? Is there a benefit of condition monitoring? Find out more at Day 2 of the Intelligent Rail Summit 2016 on 23 November in Naples, Italy.

Since decades, track-recording cars measure a variety of signals. Superficially, they are used to guarantee safety, i.e. determine whether a value exceeds an intervention limit. Over the last years infrastructure managers also started to collect and store the data in order to monitor the track’s condition. Consequently, measurement data evolved as a necessary and useful tool in pro-active railway asset management. Analysing the track’s behaviour over time can lead to a prediction of maintenance and track renewal amounts for upcoming years. Thus a proper condition-based budget planning can be established which is valuable for in-house as well as outsourced maintenance execution.

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Programme 23 November: Infrastructure Measuring and Monitoring

Programme manager: Matthias Landgraf – Technical University of Graz

Wednesday, 23 November

09.00 – 09.30: Registration

09.30 – 11.00: Session 1 – How to measure, what to measure, at which quality – and what for?

Chairman: AT Matthias Landgraf – Graz University of Technology

  • Keynote: FRMarc Antoni – UIC
    Asset management of computerized signaling systems: how to keep the balance between safety, security and investments? How to make the switch to modulair systems?
  • RUMax TarabrinTVEMA
    Moving towards higher efficiency of multifunctional measurement vehicles
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  • ITGiuseppe Aurisicchio – MerMec
    How to increase the safety on Railway Networks thanks to the “SICS approach”, an integrated and holistic approach for the total monitoring and measuring of the Railway Infrastructure
    Read abstract

11.00 – 11.30: Break

11.30 – 13.00: Session 2 – From the measuring to a decision: database / visualisation / intervention levels, back office, data handling, further analyses, monitoring the quality / maintenance planning
  • ATChristian Obexer – Plasser & Theurer
    Monitoring of Track Quality by Track Maintenance Machines
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  • ATThomas Moshammer – Siemens
    Vehicle-Track-Interaction Monitoring System on Trains
    Read abstract
  • JPTakashi Kashima – JR East
    Decision making support system using on-board measuring devices
    Read abstract

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: Session 3

Chairman: ATStefan Marschnig – Graz University of Technology

  • DKPeter Juel Jensen – Banedanmark
    More railway for the money through data-driven maintenance
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  • ITGian-Piero Pavirani – Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI)
    Extracting information from data for railway infrastructure maintenance decision support
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  • CHKrzysztof Wilczek – SBB
    Infra Manager, Asset Management and Maintenance Planning – SwissTAMP
    Read abstract
  • SEJan Spännar – Trafikverket
    Infra Manager, Asset Management and Maintenance Planning – OPTRAM
    Read abstract

16.00 – 16.30: Break

16.30 – 17.30: Session 4 – Round table discussion

Discussion Leader: NLMarieke van Gompel (Editor-in-Chief

  • Who covers the risk of on-board measuring?
  • Installing the device properly
  • Inspection and maintenance of the device
  • Who is responsible for delivering the data from on-board to IM properly?
  • What if the device is not working properly? Safety issues?
  • How to cover the costs? – Railway Undertaking might not be willing to pay any money

20:30 – Conference Dinner

Enjoy the beautiful view of Naples bay while networking with delegates on 23 November (shuttle to and from venue is included)

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Questions to be answered at Infrastructure Measuring & Monitoring 2016:

Infrastructure Monitoring Systems (IMS):

  • What IMS’s are available today?
  • What are the potential benefits of IMS?
  • How can we use drones and satellites to monitor the railway infrastructure?
  • What is the expectation of on-board measuring systems on commercial trains for real-time safety monitoring?
  • What is the importance of integration between maintenance prediction and safety monitoring systems?
  • How can we connect Railway IMS with the signaling system?
  • What should be the parameters for each monitoring sector? Safety versus signaling system?
  • How can we define rules for identifying critical to safety situations?
  • What is the importance of interaction between railway IMS and the train during the monitoring?

Infrastructure Measuring Systems:

  • What is the meaning of Integration of Measuring Systems (across the five sectors)?
  • What is the impact of speed and load during the measuring process? What are differences and similarities between them?
  • How to improve the localisation during the measuring process?
  • How to avoid GPS black-spots? How to make use of tags? How to use multi-level maps?
  • Pro’s and Con’s of real-time processing versus centralised back office processing storage?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of transmission/communication of data?
  • How to prioritize the endless possibilities?
  • What is the expected cost curve of measuring systems over time?

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View the topics of discussion and the speakers for each individual theme:

We are looking forward to meeting you in Naples.