We Measure Tension in Overhead Lines without Costly Inspection
Fixed termination lines in direct sunlight are susceptible to expansion at hotter temperatures. Hot weather causes the lines to sag, leading to potential contact issues between the line and the trains. If unaddressed this could cause passenger disruption due to power issues. Hence monitoring the tension in the lines is an important task, to ensure no disruption or accidents on the rail.
As much as reducing the potential of disruption to the rail is important task, the safety of engineers on the rail is also of the highest importance. With this is mind, Yeltech are proud to present our innovative solution, Yeltech BWM (Balance Weight Monitor). The vertical position of Balance Weights which are attached to the lines are monitored via the BWM, if the line has expanded the weights will be lower, which is all done using Yeltech’s patented technology. Once the weight has lowered by a value set by the user, alerts are sent remotely to any nominated person, preventing possible disruption whilst keeping engineers safe, off the tracks.
The BWM provides Railway Managers & Track Engineers with remote monitoring through a light and compact device, powered by a charge-less battery for up to 3 years. The BWM comes with our proprietary app to get information conveniently directly from your phone.
This article was originally published by Yeltech Ltd.
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