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SAFERAIL

SAFERAIL

This project has several international partners, it is a research project partially funded by the European Union through the Seventh Framework Program - FP7. The SAFERAIL project main objective is to minimize SAFERAIL failures associated with wheels and axles through the development and implementation of two new non-intrusive inspection systems. The first, an online system mounted on the rail module analyse high-frequency vibrations to detect cracks, holes and scales and serious anomalies in profile, a module for detecting acoustic emissions smooth and trouble bearings and a thermal imaging module for inspection of cracks, defects in the braking and axle box temperature. The second, an offline system, combines electromagnetic and ultrasonic inspections for rapid and reliable verification. Existing systems have problems identifying the detected equipments. These two systems will be equipped with artificial intelligence to be able to perform an automatic diagnosis and to inform that the detected defects. Eleven companies are in SAFERAIL from six different countries (Portugal, France, Belgium, Greece, Cyprus and England).

The DailyWork in partnership with the Brisa Innovation and Technology was contracted by EMEF to develop a solution SAFERAIL identification of rolling stock based on DSRC technology (used in Via Verde). Additionally, it was developed the software that controls the reader allowing the identification of this material. This software interacts with a remote database developed by EMEF for the management of rolling stock. These systems interact with the sensor system developed in the project SAFERAIL, enables to detect and prevent accidents.