The new SafeTrak systems will be installed in lines all across China’s rail systems; with 40 units purchased for passenger and general freight rail systems located in Taiyuan (Shanxi province). 34 of the SafeTrak systems are designated specifically for the Nantongpu line in Shanxi. 12 systems were purchased for the Fengshuang line in Beijing and 14 are to be distributed along high speed lines in Shandong province. The remainder of the SafeTrak systems is designated for lines in Shanghai.
When the sun heats continuously welded rail lines, metal rail lines may expand. With long stretches of rail lines there is nowhere for that expansion to go, which results in the track buckling sideways. Temperature fluctuations can be detrimental to rail operations. A derailment not only includes the loss of rail cars and miles of track, a stretch of rail can be closed for days, disrupting traffic and costing businesses millions of dollars.
DataTraks is proud to provide China with their innovative derailment prevention system. SafeTrak systems detect changes in neutral temperature on continuously welded rail. The sensors communicate down the track, providing a way to monitor neutral temperature fluctuations and drift. This safety net allows rail crews to efficiently identify and correct potential problem areas before they become a hazard. If crews know that an area is becoming dangerously stressed, they can be dispatched to de-stress the rail saving time, money and many human lives.
DataTraks was founded in 1998 to help railroad operators make critical decisions regarding the development and maintenance of safe, effective rail systems. The company provides customized engineering and software solutions for companies around world, in the railroad, manufacturing, and mining industries. DataTraks clients benefit from an experienced team of electrical, mechanical and software engineers dedicated to helping those they serve operate safer and more efficiently. Areas of focus include Positive Train Control (PTC), wireless sensor systems, custom software, non-destructive evaluation, and preventative maintenance. For more information, visit www.datatraks.com, call (970) 461-1140, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.