The all-in-one system for Railway monitoring The complete solution for Static SHM,
Dynamic SHM, and Geo-environmental monitoring
Our Smart SHM System
Railways require continuous measuring of the track and ground stability to prevent any possible damage, danger or downtime.
Our Smart Structural Health Monitoring system combines wireless sensors and a cloud platform for Static SHM, Dynamic SHM and Geo-environmental monitoring. Enhance safety
Ensure that construction sites are safe thanks to 24/7 remote monitoring and timely alerts when thresholds are exceeded. Improve decision-making
Easily analyze data with our user-friendly platform specifically designed for your railway. Increase productivity
Minimize service disruptions and lower costs thanks to easy sensor installation, reduced on-site visits and predictive maintenance.
Vertical Deflection, Cant, and Twist
Ballast void Ballast conditions, Settlement of the track, Dynamic Displacement, and Frequencies
Slope stability Slope angle variations, Groundwater level, and Weather conditions
Oscillation and Vibration peaks, Modal Analysis, Deck deformation, Span stability, Joint behavior
Railway tunnel Convergence, Longitural Settlement, Deformations, and Cracks
RAILWAY MONITORING SOLUTIONS
Railway Monitoring with Dynamic and Static Wireless IoT Sensors
The structural integrity of rail and subway systems is of utmost importance for ensuring the safety and reliability of the transportation network. Regular monitoring of critical parameters such as track alignment, rail profile, and ballast void is crucial for detecting early warning signs of wear and tear, deformation, and misalignments that can compromise the safety of passengers and cause operational disruptions.
Advanced technologies such as dynamic displacement sensors, inclinometers, and tilt beams can be employed for real-time monitoring of these structural elements, such as:
Wireless Triaxial Tiltmeter It measures triaxial tilt changes, allowing it to detect movement in any direction, and it can be synchronized with the other Tiltmeters for more effective monitoring. It also monitors temperature, and it is wireless, plug-and-play and with a long-life battery. Cant monitoring Monitor the angle at which the track is tilted to one side (“cant”) to optimize the performance of the track and rolling stock, and ensure a safe and comfortable ride for passengers.
Wireless Triaxial Tiltmeter
It measures triaxial tilt changes, allowing it to detect movement in any direction, and it can be synchronized with the other Tiltmeters for more effective monitoring. It also monitors temperature, and it is wireless, plug-and-play and with a long-life battery. Twist monitoring Monitor the change in elevation of the rail between the two ends of a section of track by placing two tiltmeters on two different sleepers, to prevent derails, plan proactive manteinance, and ensure the longevity of the railway system. Wireless Triaxial Tilt-beam It consists of a series of wireless and battery-powered tiltmeters attached to a bar, which is then affixed to the structure to measure the degree of slope or tilt over a large area. Vertical Settlement
Monitoring the downward movement of the track and its supporting structures (“Vertical Settlement”) for early detection of uneven tracks that can increase the risk of derailments or other accidents.
Wireless DECK Dynamic Displacement Sensor It measures small changes in the dynamic displacement or movement of structures, and it sends an alarm when a certain activation threshold is exceeded. It also monitors temperature, and it is wireless, plug-and-play and with a long-life battery. Ballast Void Monitoring Monitor the voids or empty spaces between the ballast stones that support railway tracks to ensure the safety and stability of railway tracks, maintaining proper drainage, reducing maintenance costs, and optimizing the use of ballast material.
It acts as an intermediary, using LoRaWAN communication to collect data measured by the sensors and transmitting them to the Cloud Platform where it can be processed, analyzed, and acted upon. The device is Outdoor IP67 and is powered by PoE; optionally it can be powered by battery, with solar panel.
The Gateway Pro is equipped with LoRa, LTE, GPS and Wi-Fi antennas. Thanks to the dual LTE antennas, increased cellular coverage is possible. The device also implements a Wi-Fi hotspot and a builtin GPS for very precise synchronization and geolocation of the product. It is a very easy to set up thanks to the automatic APN and the included PoE adapter.
Wireless Triaxial Tiltmeter It measures changes in tilt in three dimensions of a specific point of a structure. It can be synchronised with other tiltmeters, and it is wireless, battery-powered, and plug-and-play. Slope Monitoring
Install tiltmeters on a post in the ground to monitor its inclination or subsidence over time to identify changes that could indicate a possible instability. This is particularly important in areas where there is a risk of landslides or earth movements. Single Channel Node + Weather station The Weather station records various atmospheric conditions and weather-related variables, while the Single Channel Node makes the sensors suited for LoRaWAN wireless communication, sending alarms when a certain activation threshold is exceeded. Environmental monitoring Monitor environmental factors such as temperature changes, humidity, wind, and precipitation to understand the impact that they can have on the health and performance of the structure. Single Channel Node + Piezometer The Piezometer tube measures the pressure or water level in an underground aquifer or other water-bearing formation, while the Single Channel Node makes the sensor suited for LoRaWAN wireless communication, sending alarms when a certain activation threshold is exceeded. Water pressure and level Monitor the interstitial water pressure and changes in groundwater level to detect changes in the surrounding soil and potential hazards to the railway. Wireless Accelerometer SHM It measures acceleration and frequency in three axes, and it can be synchronised with other Accelerometers SHM for Modal Analysis. It also monitors temperature, and it is wireless, plug-and-play and with a long-life battery. Frequencies and modal shapes of the bridge deck Starting from the data of multiple synchronized Accelerometers, it is possible to carry out the Operational Modal Analysis (OMA) of the deck, identifying the most significant vibration modes, monitoring the evolution of the modal parameters over time, identifying any anomalies or structural defects.
Wireless Triaxial Tilt-beam It consists of a series of wireless and battery-powered tiltmeters attached to a bar, which is then affixed to the structure to measure the degree of slope or tilt over a large area. Tunnel Convergence Monitor the convergence of the tunnel during its use phase to detect any changes in the walls over time and to prevent any long-term structural problems.
IoT DATA MANAGEMENT
Make decisions based on clear information
A single workspace to monitor and manage infrastructure project data. Automate the processing and diagnosis of data by providing accurate and timely information about the health of a structure.
The Cant is the transversal inclination of the railway expressed as the height difference in mm between two rails. The Cant is estimated using the angles provided by the Tiltmeters installed on the sleepers.
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The Twist is the difference between two transversal levels measured separately at a predefined distance. To calculate Twist it is necessary to process the data collected by 2 consecutive Tiltmeters on the sleepers.
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The Vertical Settlement graph show the deformation profile of the track on the vertical plane. Each point of the chart corresponds to the displacement values in mm provided by each sensor that forms the tilt-beam chain.
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The graph shows the trend over time of data collected by any geotechnical probe connected to a communication node. The data collected by these probes typically include information about water pressure, temperature, soil deformation, and other factors affecting the stability of structures, foundations, and soil.
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The Overlays tool allows you to superimpose data from different sensors on the same graph, in order to be able to compare the trends of the data of the structure in different positions and therefore to visualize the variations in inclination over time.
It allows to evaluate of the distribution of deformations in the structure and to identify of any critical areas.
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This page allows you to overlap the trends of different DECK sensors, in order to be able to compare the data of different physical quantities (for example dynamic displacement and temperature) and to identify any correlations between them.
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The Static Deflection tool allows you to evaluate the deformation of a structural element (for example a beam, a span of a bridge, etc.) under the action of a static load.
The Static Deflection tool is particularly useful for designers and engineers who need to assess the strength and safety of structures during the design phase, but it can also be used for structural monitoring during operation.
Learn more arrow_forward_iosModal Frequencies Tracking
Modal Frequencies Tracking is able to automatically monitor the variations of the vibrational modes over time. From the accelerometric or displacement data, it is possible to extrapolate the daily frequencies and modal shapes using the FDD (Frequency Domain Decomposition) technique.
Learn more arrow_forward_iosPk-Pk Displacement Probability Density Function
The histogram highlights the statistical distribution of peak-to-peak displacement values, in the selected time interval. In this way, it is possible to understand which is the average displacement of the structure and which is the uncommon one. An index of dispersion of the distribution with respect to its mean value is also provided.
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Modal Frequency Clustering (MFC) displays similar modal frequency clusters in a structure.
Several statistics are provided such as the mean, standard deviation, and percentage change from the mean value of each cluster.
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Some of our infrastructure monitoring projects
Wireless tilt monitoring of Beirut silos
Wireless structural health monitoring of the Colosseum
27/4 dynamic monitoring of a Metro tunnel
Dynamic monitoring of the Vespucci bridge in Florence
Monitoring a historic windmill undergoing repair works
Tilt and vibration monitoring of a railway bridge
Wireless monitoring of the Zambeccari bridge in Tuscany
Monitoring a construction site to provide rail access to the depot
Static monitoring of the Carliol House façade
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