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Rail Weather Systems and Sensors

The weather impacts all forms of transportation, including rail services. From heavy snow, to high wind, to high temperatures, and more, rail services can be adversely affected in extreme conditions. Proper measuring and monitoring of the weather’s impact on the rail system can prevent expensive delays or hazards.


Vaisala IceCast Conductor Rail Ice System

Vaisala IceCast Conductor Rail Ice System

Winter has an impact on rail transportation systems worldwide. Vaisala IceCast has been customized for rail customers by providing information on icing of overhead lines, snow, and frost. Using a tool that provides a prediction of future conditions helps save time and resources.


Vaisala IceCast Overhead Wire Ice System

Vaisala IceCast Overhead Wire Ice System

Ice on overhead lines of a rail system is a serious problem. Trains can lose power, or more seriously, can damage the system. When ice is expected to form on overhead lines, operations can take special precautions to make sure problems are minimal.


Vaisala IceCast Rail Temperature System

Vaisala IceCast Rail Temperature System

Extremely warm temperatures causes medal to expand. On a train track it can cause buckling of the track, which is a serious problem. The Vaisala IceCast Rail Temperature System is an ideal solution for track systems. Having sensors that are permanently in location means you will be the first to know of a possible problem. Other more manual solutions are not monitoring the site around the clock like Vaisala.


Vaisala IceCast Rail Weather System

Vaisala IceCast Rail Weather System

Heavy rain may not seem like a big concern for rail systems, but in fact it can be very hazardous. Rail networks are much more susceptible to washout than roadways, and the biggest issue is many areas prone to washouts are in remote areas where heavy rain events might go unnoticed. Vaisala Rail Weather System offers the ability to monitor rainfall using a state of the art rain detection system ideal for this application.


Vaisala IceCast Wind Alarm System

Vaisala IceCast Wind Alarm System

To a heavy slow moving freight train high winds cause little problem for the train; however, it is not the same for trains with overhead lines or empty freight cars. High winds at times can be a very localized event, so monitoring it at locations where it is common is critical. Vaisala has an entire suite of wind sensors perfect for solving this wind problem. Alerts can be sent to decision makers so damage and delays can be avoided.