Intelligent Rail Summit


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

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

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-16.00: Session 3

Chairman: ATStefan Marschnig – Graz University of Technology

16.00 – 16.30: Break

16.30 – 17.30: Session 4 – Round table discussion

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

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.