Special Trackwork such as turnouts (switch & crossings), diamonds, road crossings (level crossings), and derails have unique features that require tailored technologies to aid in assessing their conditions. ENSCO’s special trackwork inspection technologies provide in-depth condition assessment to aid in optimum safety and operation of these types of special trackwork.
Point assets such as turnouts, diamonds, road crossings, and derails can deteriorate creating challenging safety risks to any railway. ENSCO’s Point Asset Inspection System (PAIS) combines laser profiling and machine vision technologies to comprehensively assess the point asset’s condition including key measurements, rail wear, frog and switch blade wear, and broken and missing components.
Track geometry in turnouts can deteriorate to create challenging derailment risk conditions. Using ENSCO’s Track Geometry Measurement System (TGMS) allows for pin-pointed measurement of all the key geometry measurements to ensure proper operation of a railway’s turnouts.
The Vehicle/Track Interaction (V/TI) Monitor is an invaluable tool to assess wheel/rail impact conditions at turnout components such as frogs, switch points, and heel blocks. The V/TI Monitor has identified countless defective turnout conditions and aided in preventing critical safety risks.
Similar to the Vehicle/Track Interaction (V/TI) Monitor, the Ride Quality Measurement System (RQMS) makes the same wheel/rail impact measurement useful for assessing turnout component conditions. An added advantage of the RQMS is to have the measurement data synchronized with other systems, such as the Point Asset Inspection System (PAIS).