RAIL MONITORING

Bespoke Rail Monitoring for the Construction & Railway Industries

A groundbreaking full-service remote railway monitoring solution perfect for meeting the operational or contractual requirements of railway operators or construction contractors.

OPTIMIZE RAILWAY OPERATIONS

A New Way To Optimize Railway Operations & Reduce Construction Risks

Summit infrastructure is proud to use Senceive’s innovative technology to provide remote rail monitoring solutions never before seen in the Canadian railway industry. The quick-to-install non-invasive, modular wireless technology provides near real-time monitoring of critical rail assets, providing data on key track parameters, including:
Camera integration also provides near real-time alerts and images for

Gone are the days of construction contractors needing flagger-controlled access or rail operators sending inspection crews out to check track geometry following severe weather events or during lineside construction activities. Our trackbed intelligent sensors provide you with 24/7 data collection, automated alerts on threshold breaches and access to critical information, whilst keeping boots off the ballast, ensuring maximum safety and reducing costs.

SERVICES

Our Remote Railway Monitoring Services

We provide all of the services needed to revolutionize your rail monitoring and better manage your rail network or railway construction project.

On-Site Installation Across Canada

We install our wireless rail monitoring technology at railway sites across the country.

Online Data Portal Access

Get near real-time information on all of your track parameters from an easy-to-use data portal.

Automated Alert Configuration

Automated alerts straight to your phone & email should a threshold be breached. With the Senceive Infraguard system, alerts are combined with on-site pictures to verify potential debris flows or slope failures.

System Training

Get the training you need to access data via the data portal, manage the alert system, run reports, and more.

BENEFITS OF REMOTE MONITORING

Experience the Benefits of Remote Monitoring

Remote rail monitoring has a number of key benefits compared to the traditional rail inspections commonly performed on Canadian railways.

Significant Cost Savings

Our cost-effective solution can save you thousands of dollars each month by allowing you to access collected data remotely rather than sending traditional survey crews to monitor the site.

Maintain High Safety Standards

Get eyes on the ground without putting on-site personnel and traditional survey crews in harm’s way on the railway tracks.

24/7 Real-Time Updates

Get the updates you need on track parameters when you need them most so you can improve maintenance planning and rectify rail defects early. Data can be recorded up to every 5 minutes.

INDUSTRY-LEADING

Why Choose Summit Infrastructure?

Summit Infrastructure is proud to be the only company offering our industry-leading remote monitoring solutions to the Canadian rail industry.

Case Studies

Lateral Displacement Monitoring for a Western Canadian Transit Agency

Summit provided a western Canadian transit agency with near real-time monitoring on the lateral displacement of a curve that was prone to movement in hot weather.

The system was installed in under an hour with no impact on revenue or service and provided the client with near real-time data and alerts on:

This track monitoring allowed the client to maintain line speed during hot weather with trains only needing to be slowed once increased rail temperature was detected and correlated with lateral movement and potential buckling of the curve. This data was also stored and used to form future hot weather critical rail temperature management plans.

Following the monitoring, the client installed lateral resistance plates from Summit Infrastructure to limit future lateral movement in the tight radius curve.

Track Monitoring for a Construction Contractor Drilling Under A Track

Summit provided track monitoring for a construction contractor that was directional drilling under a CN rail track. The client utilized the system to provide near real-time data with automated alerts reporting every 5 minutes on:

The system was installed 2 weeks before construction to allow a baseline of typical track movement to be established with the system, then ran during construction and 2 weeks post-construction. Automated alerts were set up for the construction contractor, geotechnical engineer and rail client.

Significant cost savings were realized with a reduction in the amount of in-person on-track surveys required and associated flagger costs. The system ran without any need to enter the track for the duration of the project in all weather conditions including extreme cold and snow cover.

REMOTE CONDITION MONITORING

Serving Sites Across Canada with Remote Condition Monitoring

We’ve installed our remote railroad track monitoring technology on rail infrastructure throughout the country for clients such as
Along with numerous construction companies working on, under or adjacent to the track.

Frequently Asked Questions

The overall cost will depend on a number of factors. In general, our services are 75% cheaper than the cost of sending flaggers and survey crews for on-site monitoring.
Depending on the size of the rail monitoring system, it can take a few hours up to a maximum of one day to set up the equipment. We can also work around track access requirements to set up the sensors on the site.
The equipment is solar-powered, allowing the sensors to run 24/7 to give you around-the-clock access to the data you need. There is also two-weeks worth of backup battery power in the rail monitoring system. For highly challenging locations, our systems can run on alternative power sources such as ethanol fuel cells.
Currently, we can only install this equipment at any location in Canada with cellphone service, however satellite connectivity is coming soon.
All of the equipment is designed to work in the railway environment and can withstand regular track maintenance such as tamping as well as all weather conditions. Equipment has been used from -40°C to + 40°C and continues to operate even in the snow when traditional survey targets would have been buried.

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Talk to a Remote Rail Monitoring Expert

Reach out to our experts today to find out how Summit Infrastructure can elevate your railway operations or solve your railway construction challenges with our unique remote railway track monitoring solution.
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