Next Article in Journal
Prediction of Received Optical Power for Switching Hybrid FSO/RF System
Previous Article in Journal
Designing High-Voltage and Large-Capacity Battery Packs for Fuel-Cell Hybrid Railroad Propulsion System
 
 
Article

Improving the Maintenance of Railway Switches through Proactive Approach

1
Jožef Stefan Institute, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
2
Interenergo, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
3
AITIA International Inc., 1039 Budapest, Hungary
4
Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1117 Budapest, Hungary
5
Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, Innopolis University, Innopolis 420500, Russia
6
XLAB, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
7
Sinergise, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
8
Hitachi Rail STS, 80147 Naples, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Electronics 2020, 9(8), 1260; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9081260
Received: 10 July 2020 / Revised: 31 July 2020 / Accepted: 1 August 2020 / Published: 6 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Systems & Control Engineering)
A strong necessity for faster mass transport with high capacities and frequent runs has put pressure on railway infrastructure. These changes require an improvement in the maintenance activities that need to be planned carefully to reduce as much as possible their impacts on the actual use of the infrastructure. As a consequence, it is crucial to continuously monitor the technical equipment of the railroad tracks in the most efficient way. Railway switches operate in harsh environmental conditions. However, their reliability requirements are high due to safety and economic factors. Their maintenance depends on the data collected and the decisions on due corrective actions. The more frequent the data collection, the shorter the decision cycle; and the more intuitive the data visualization, the better the confidence in the system. This paper presents some tangible results, where the MANTIS concepts were applied to the use-case of railway switches to introduce continuous monitoring and proactive maintenance of the railroad tracks. The presented results include the measurement method; the analysis of the measured data; the profiling and modelling of the physical behaviour of the switch, including the recognized need to have separate models per season; and the visualization of the gathered data. View Full-Text
Keywords: proactive maintenance; railway switch; data processing; measuring system; data visualization; cyber-physical systems proactive maintenance; railway switch; data processing; measuring system; data visualization; cyber-physical systems
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Papa, G.; Poklukar, Š.; Frankó, A.; Sillitti, A.; Kancilija, A.; Šterk, M.; Hegedűs, C.; Moldován, I.; Varga, P.; Riccardi, M.; Esposito, S. Improving the Maintenance of Railway Switches through Proactive Approach. Electronics 2020, 9, 1260. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9081260

AMA Style

Papa G, Poklukar Š, Frankó A, Sillitti A, Kancilija A, Šterk M, Hegedűs C, Moldován I, Varga P, Riccardi M, Esposito S. Improving the Maintenance of Railway Switches through Proactive Approach. Electronics. 2020; 9(8):1260. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9081260

Chicago/Turabian Style

Papa, Gregor, Špela Poklukar, Attila Frankó, Alberto Sillitti, Aleš Kancilija, Marjan Šterk, Csaba Hegedűs, István Moldován, Pal Varga, Mario Riccardi, and Salvatore Esposito. 2020. "Improving the Maintenance of Railway Switches through Proactive Approach" Electronics 9, no. 8: 1260. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9081260

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop