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What to do what all that data? – Watch the webinar discussion here

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In the RailTech webinar ‘what to do with all that data?’, two experts in the field of railway monitoring and data shared their views on current practices and what can be improved to make the most out data. Watch the replay of the webinar below.

Juliette van Driel, Product Manager WTMS & Real-time Asset Monitoring at Dutch infrastructure manager ProRail, highlights some projects that have been done, such as comparing data measuring a freight train running from Switzerland to the Netherlands to see how similar it is, as well as with a Nightjet from Amsterdam to Vienna with ÖBB. However, apart from these one-time projects to gain knowledge, there is not much international cooperation when it comes to sharing measurement data.

Also, the way data is gathered and handled is different across borders. “There are no standards, we all have our own system and our own way of getting the data to our end user, such as railway undertakings”, says Van Driel. Almost all countries have Hot Box detection, and a lot of countries have Wheel Impact Load Detection (WILD), she says, but they measure in different units.

Richard Lenthall, New Business Manager at voestalpine Signalling Siershahn, a specialist in railway diagnostic and monitoring technologies: It’s not just a question of where do I have the systems, and what data you get from it, it is s very much a question today is how do I present information to the consumer so that they can take the most appropriate course of action.”

At the Intelligent Rail Summit on 6 and 7 November in Warsaw, the discussion continues about data, monitoring and asset management. You can view the programme of the Intelligent Rail Summit and register here.

Below, you can watch the replay of the webinar.

Author: RailTech

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