IRIS Featured at Railway Interchange 2013

IRISQinetiQ North America (QNA) will display its Intelligent Rail Integrity System (IRIS™) at AREMA 2013 in conjunction with Railway Interchange this week in Indianapolis, IN.

Railway Interchange 2013

September 29 – October 2, 2013

Indiana Convention Center
100 S Capitol Ave
Booth 5562
Indianapolis, IN

Here’s how IRIS works:
The IRIS sensor units continuously monitor rail temperature and rail neutral temperature (RNT) for hazardous rail conditions. Rail failures (buckle/break), detected with changes in RNT, trigger an alert system that sends an emergency notification via text message and/or e-mail. Two types of additional alerts can be configured to be sent via text message and/or e-mail, rail temperature alerts (RTA) and thermal load alerts (TLA).

  • An RTA is sent w¬hen rail temperature exceeds a preset threshold notifying the user that rail temperature is above the preset threshold. A notification is also sent when the temperature is back below the preset thresholds.
  • A TLA is sent when the difference between rail temperature and RNT exceeds a pre-set threshold.

IRIS Diagram

With a web-accessible user interface used for data analysis and presentation, IRIS helps to prioritize maintenance, predict short-term and long-term problems with track integrity and simultaneously provides continuous monitoring for track-lateral buckling or winter rail break.

We hope to see you at the show! If you won’t be there, you’ll definitely want to check out our IRIS brochure to learn more!

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