Acoustic detection station
ГРЦ Макеева

Joint Stock Company

Academician V.P.Makeyev

State Rocket Centre

Acoustic detection station for monitoring integrity of axle-bearings of moving freight stock

Co-developing of Makeyev SRC and JSC "NII of informatization, automation, and communications in rail traffic".

The wayside instrumentation setup allows measuring in automated mode without stopping down of rolling stock. The system allows detecting defects in early stage of their development and ensures higher safety and longer life of rolling stock.

The system deployment started at JSC Russian Railways in 2008. Above 148 thousand trains and more than 3.4 million cars were diagnosed with the available stations. Above 30,000 bearing defects were detected, more than 450 cars were unriveted upon alarming.