In yet another effort to further improve safety of train movement, Automatic
Computerized Axle Box Temperature measurement system has been installed in
Kamakhya and New Bongaigaon stations of NFR.
This Automatic Computerized Axle Box Temperature measurement system is a fully
automated wayside detection system. It consists of data acquisition equipment deployed
by the side of railway track which acquires temperatures of axle boxes and wheels treads /
rims of every passing train. The acquired data is analyzed and axle boxes running hot due
to some defects and wheels running hot due to brake-binding are identified. Alarms are
raised when the parameters are found exceeding prescribed upper limits. These alarms
are dispatched in the form of SMS alerts or any other suitable means. The parameters
acquired by system are also relayed to a computer server which is available to users of
the system through a website.
Hot Axle and brake binding of trains due to various reasons are a major cause of
concern, which even has the potential of causing derailment of train leading to substantial
loss of property apart from blocking train movements. Such damages can be checked if
defects are detected on time.
This newly introduced system improves the accuracy of the data. This system was
installed in Kamakhya station in month of February 2020 and till now three successful
detections have been done. This system has also been installed at New Bongaigaon
station in February 2020 and till now five successful detections have been done in freight
carrying trains. It has been now planned to install Automatic Axle box Temperature