ENSCO Rail Contracted to Provide Turnkey Rail Inspection Solution to VALE S.A.

ENSCO Rail Receives Award to Provide Turnkey Rail Inspection Solution to VALE S.A.

VALE S.A. (Vale) recently contracted ENSCO Rail to provide a suite of track inspection systems and software that will support the company’s goal of making operations safer and more efficient throughout the Vale rail network.

Over the next 12 months, ENSCO Rail will deliver:

  • An ENSCO designed, manufactured, and installed Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System (ATGMS) on a Vale locomotive. The ATGMS will provide VALE with automated exception identification and reporting to Vale maintenance personnel.
  • An ENSCO designed, manufactured, and installed Vehicle/Track Interaction (V/TI) Monitor on a second locomotive. The V/TI will measure ride quality; wheel/rail impacts, such as battered and broken joints; and short-chord track surface conditions, such as mud spots and pumping joints.
  • ENSCO’s Automated Maintenance Advisor (AMA) software package that will process the data from the ATGMS and V/TI in order to recommend maintenance tasks to Vale to maintain their rail network.

This suite of products will enable Vale to execute autonomous inspections of Vale’s vast rail network, providing operational awareness to maintenance decision-makers, using actionable data. The product will simplify the implementation of cost-effective maintenance and railway standards compliance.

ENSCO President, Boris Nejikovsky, said:

“ENSCO is excited about this new partnership with Vale. This is an outstanding opportunity to collaborate with one of the country's largest companies and to provide solutions that will improve safety, efficiency and effectiveness for the Vale rail network in the short and long terms.”

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This article was originally published by ENSCO Rail.

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