Zetica Rail has won contracts to carry out railway asset scanning car (RASC) surveys in Australia and the USA in 2012. The RASC is a multi-sensor hy-rail vehicle-based inspection system, comprising one or more of the following capabilities:

  • Rail radar (GPR)
  • Track geometry
  • Gauge face rail wear
  • Laser profiling – ballast volume and structure clearances
  • Video inspection

Zetica can fit the systems to client vehicles and will run the surveys with just a single track occupation and provide integrated results as part of the service. The systems are also available to purchase if required.

Asger Eriksen CEO of Zetica Rail says: "Given the fact that only a small percent of the condition of trackbed assets can be monitored by visual inspections and very often subsurface problems go unnoticed, the RASC offers a much more holistic assessment for the same time on track required to carry out a visual inspection. The combination of GPR, track geometry, laser profiling and video, combined in a unique maintenance planning tool, offers the following practical benefits:

  • Reduced risk of derailment
  • Objective prioritisation of maintenance
  • Reduced cost of maintenance
  • Optimised asset life
  • Maintenance of a comprehensive above and below-ground asset register
  • Understanding of the root cause of track geometry faults"