Zetica Rail has won a contract to scan approximately 6,000km of trackbed for Transnet Freight Rail in South Africa.

The purpose of the survey is to scan ballast and the subgrade using Zetica’s advanced rail radar (ZARR) system to map changes in fouling levels, variations in ballast thickness, formation failure, and wet beds.

The survey is expected to be completed by the end of November 2011 with results available for maintenance planning purposes early in 2012.