MONITORAIL

Long range inspection and condition monitoring of rails using guided waves

 Coordinatore TWI LIMITED 

 Organization address address: Granta Park, Great Abington
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB21 6AL

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Kerry
Cognome: Peddar
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223 899 000
Fax: +44 1223 890 952

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 1˙500˙000 €
 EC contributo 1˙177˙000 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2010-1
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-02-01   -   2013-01-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    TWI LIMITED

 Organization address address: Granta Park, Great Abington
city: CAMBRIDGE
postcode: CB21 6AL

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Kerry
Cognome: Peddar
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1223 899 000
Fax: +44 1223 890 952

UK (CAMBRIDGE) coordinator 61˙000.00
2    VERMON SA

 Organization address address: RUE DU GENERAL RENAULT 180
city: TOURS CEDEX 1
postcode: 37038

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: An
Cognome: Nguyen-Dinh
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 247374278
Fax: +33 247381545

FR (TOURS CEDEX 1) participant 271˙737.50
3    Aerosoft S.p.A.

 Organization address address: Centro Direzionale Napoli Isola E7
city: Napoli
postcode: 80143

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ugo
Cognome: Savarese
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 081 212 89 75
Fax: +39 081 212 89 76

IT (Napoli) participant 271˙307.50
4    Jackweld Limited

 Organization address address: FORGE DRIVE 20
city: ESHER
postcode: KT10 0HR

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stuart
Cognome: Jackman
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 7824 836 590
Fax: +44 7824 836 590

UK (ESHER) participant 241˙390.00
5    OPENPATTERN

 Organization address address: RUE DES COTES 109/111
city: MAISONS LAFFITTE
postcode: 78600

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Etienne
Cognome: Flesch
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 34 93 34 93
Fax: +33 1 34 93 34 94

FR (MAISONS LAFFITTE) participant 229˙065.00
6    BRUNEL UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: Kingston Lane
city: UXBRIDGE
postcode: UB83PH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Deana
Cognome: Thomas
Email: send email
Telefono: 441895000000
Fax: 441895000000

UK (UXBRIDGE) participant 40˙000.00
7    ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS

 Organization address address: CHARILAOU THERMI ROAD 6 KM
city: THERMI THESSALONIKI
postcode: 57001

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Elias
Cognome: Houstis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 24210 96740
Fax: +30 24210 96750

EL (THERMI THESSALONIKI) participant 40˙000.00
8    NETWORK RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE LIMITED

 Organization address address: 1 EVERSHOLT STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: NW1 2DN

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Brian
Cognome: Whitney
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 207 557 9283
Fax: +44 207 5579131

UK (LONDON) participant 22˙500.00
9    INSPEQ LIMITED

 Organization address address: KANINGOS 4
city: STROVOLOS
postcode: 2028

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Artemios
Cognome: Vamvakoussis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 9882600
Fax: +357 99882867

CY (STROVOLOS) participant 0.00
10    KENTRO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS KAI ANAPTYXIS THESSALIAS

 Organization address address: TECHNOLOGIKO PARKO A VIPE
city: VOLOS
postcode: 38500

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Elias
Cognome: Houstis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 24210 96740
Fax: +30 24210 96750

EL (VOLOS) participant 0.00

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signal    track    monitoring    inspection    foot    web    rail    sensors    wave    ultrasonic    distance    coverage    railway    time    head    efficiency   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The objective of MONITORAIL is to develop a cost effective long range ultrasonic inspection and also a wireless condition monitoring system in order to improve and better maintain the European railway system for better efficiency and safety. This will be carried out through the development of the Long Range Ultrasonic technology which has a certain number of advantages: sufficient inspection time, cost compared to the conventional ultrasonic testing, 100% inspection coverage (rail’s head, web and the foot). This project will develop a guided wave LRUT system not only for rail inspection but also for real time monitoring of the rail and to create an intelligent railway infrastructure. Flexible sensors will be embedded in the railways and a collection data system will be developed and integrated on the existent systems. This will also extend the life of the materials through early repair of rail tracks. The rail track is a natural wave guide where waves could easily propagate for long distance and detect defects in different area such as the web the head and the foot. Moreover long lengths of rail track could be detected at once making this a cost efficient technique for continuous monitoring. The system will offers 100% coverage up to 50m from one single location. Multiple sensors will be used to cover long distance inspection. Significant technical issues need to be addressed and solved before this technology can be considered a viable and industrial solution. The prototype demonstrations to date have shown promising results but have been limited to static testing. Any loss of signal or momentary surface interference results in a signal that is similar to that of a defect, thus the potential of false positive indications is high, which could severely impact the efficiency of overall inspection. Furthermore the potential of permanently mounted sensors will be investigated for critical areas of the rail network.'

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