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Senceive wireless sensor receives nod from Network Rail

Senceive’s Flatmesh wireless sensor system has received Network Rail acceptance to all its product range.

The Flatmesh wireless sensor system has joined the rest of Senceive’s equipment and been fully accepted to monitor assets on Network Rail infrastructure, the firm has announced.

The product, which can monitor railtracks, earthworks, embankments and cuttings, tunnels and bridges, is wireless with sensor connectivity for structural, geo-technical and track bed. It has tri-axial tilt sensors, crack sensors, optical displacement sensors, geotechnical sensing including the soil moisture sensors, rail track temperature and triggered solar powered cameras.

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The firm said that the sensors have the ability to “intelligently trigger” or activate other sensors in the system to help with decision making.

Using the example of Senceive’s Intelligent Earthworks Solutions, the firm said it its system can automatically increase reporting rates of sensors nearby, or allow other systems to be activated when critical movement limits are breached. The tilt sensors measuring shallow slippage can be combined with solar powered cameras, to trigger and automatically capture images of the asset to confirm the scale of movement remotely. Cameras are fitted with dual infrared illuminators, designed for operation at night and not distract train drivers, the firm added.

Working through a series of smart sensor nodes connected to each other via a mesh network, the system can relay any data on movement to solar 3G gateways and back to visualisation software including email and text alerts, Senceive added.

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