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The vibration sensor on railway lines

posted on 2024-01-11, 09:47 authored by Motlalepule MachitjeMotlalepule Machitje

This dataset is about using vibration sensing as a preventative maintenance strategy on the railway lines. Railway lines are suspectable to faults because of continuous movement of train on the track. These faults on track increase vibration frequencies on the track and if not corrected they will lead to catastrophic failures. Vibration sensors are used to detect the track frequencies, the higher the frequencies the more the deterioration of the track. Data is then retrieved from the sensor and analyzed if the data shows higher frequencies than the threshold, then appropriate actions are taken immediately.Installation of the vibration sensors on the track are done by using maintenance and system engineering principles these principles are used also in utilization on the sensors.



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