ICRI Project: Safety
Description: A) Collect and document broken rail/service failure to determine “why was it missed given the current ultrasonic and grinding practices?” and B) Quantify a severity of surface fatigue cracking at which the effectiveness of ultrasonic detection is seriously compromised.
- Earlier work at Chalmers reviewed the characteristics of transverse defects (see link).
- A survey was sent asking for photographs and details of rail condition that results in invalid tests. If you can contribute please use the form here. A web presentation is planned for February 2019 to review data received to date.
- A project is being initiated to develop a methodology for quantifying risk and determining the impact of new technologies on risk reduction. If you have experience to offer this effort please contact email@example.com