InfraMon is an asset monitoring technology from Ricardo that provides real-time information on the condition of rail heads, track geometry and overall ride comfort.
By installing sensors and data-loggers onboard regular passenger traffic, InfraMon accumulates track condition data throughout the operational day and reports the findings directly to maintenance teams via customised dashboards.
Through continual monitoring of track components any degradation is identified long before maintenance or safety limits are exceeded. This enables track maintenance to move away from a typically reactive approach - only responding to faults after the event - and take preventative actions before further damage disrupts services and becomes more costly to repair.
InfraMon also frees routine maintenance regimes from relying on access to dedicated measurements vehicles and the risk of lengthy intervals between surveys allowing minor defects to develop into major faults. Instead, engineering teams gain continuous round-the-clock reports of track conditions, allowing them to monitor trends and respond to emerging concerns that would otherwise go unreported.