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24th ANNUAL WHEEL RAIL INTERACTION CONFERENCE

Wayside Inspection Devices Abstract:

Wayside Inspection Devices

Proper Field Evaluation

WID’s TBOGI system is a wayside system that measures the geometry and stability of each wheelset and bogie. These are the critical parameters necessary to evaluate the wheel-rail interface of every bogie that passes the TBOGI system. When the wheel-rail interface is compromised, TBOGI data shows the degeneration of the defect from inception through to critical status. Accurate thresholds can be set to prevent severe wear to the rolling stock and rail infrastructure, and to prevent derailment risks. This presentation will show typical degeneration patterns in real-world data, and what it means for the track and the rolling stock. The presentation will also show new developments for viewing data on mobile devices.