ENSCO provides vulnerability assessments with no interruption to operations.
ENSCO engineers have led the rail industry in developing new, advanced technologies for passenger, transit and freight transportation since 1970. ENSCO technology and services help customers improve the quality of their operations, while making travel safer.
Track Inspection Technologies
ENSCO is an international leader in track inspection technologies. Our engineers have pioneered the use of technologies, such as advanced rail inspection sensors, high-resolution imaging technology, and autonomous inspection systems, to improve track maintenance. These technologies provide customers with the best possible tools to ensure track and rolling stock safety, increase productivity and efficiency, and reduce operating cost.
Track Inspection Vehicles: ENSCO’s range of inspection vehicle platforms include:
- Self-propelled Vehicles
- Towed Coaches
- Hi-rail Vehicles
Track Measurement Systems: automated measurement technologies include:
- Track Geometry Measurement Systems
- Rail Profile Measurement System
- Third-rail (Power Rail) Measurement System (TRMS)
- Deployable Gage Restraint Measurement System
- Ride Quality Measurement System
- Rail Corrugation Measurement System
- Overhead Wire Measurement System
Track Imaging Systems provide comprehensive track inspection and evaluation through advanced machine vision processing.
- Joint Bar Inspection System
- Track Component Imaging System
- Rail Surface Imaging System
- Driver View Imaging System
- Overhead Wire (Catenary) Imaging System
- Tunnel Wall Imaging System
- Thermal Imaging System
Autonomous Inspection Systems can be installed on passenger or freight cars in revenue service to offer a cost-effective approach for maintenance planning and railway standards compliance.
- Vehicle/Track Interaction (V/TI) Monitor: continuous safety monitoring of track conditions without impacting revenue service. Risk conditions are transmitted via cellular network and are received as email alerts and viewed in TrackIT®.
- Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System (ATGM)
- Overhead Wire Measurement System
Track Inspector Tools help clients to accurately know the location and condition of track assets. ENSCO’s asset management products work together to provide real-time knowledge from the condition of track to the location of a train. The tools make maintenance more efficient, operations safer, and increase the bottom line through reliable data management.
- Portable Track Loading Fixture (PTLF): an easy-to-use, manually operated track inspection tool designed to test the lateral strength of railroad crossties and fastening systems
- Digital Track Notebook® 3.0 (DTN): simple, mobile, web-based track inspection tool to gain rapid access to performance reports and ensure regulatory compliance
Track Inspection Services use ENSCO-owned and operated vehicles and systems for access to cutting edge track inspection technology and in-house experts.
- Hi-rail Inspection Vehicles
- Portable Inspection System for Rail Bound Vehicles
- Inspection Technologies
Track Data Management Suite
The Track Data Management Suite provides a fully integrated offering of ENSCO data management and analysis software packages. Uses common architecture, data structures, and asset databases to enable cross-communication of the systems to achieve advanced capabilities. The web-based applications, including DTN®, TrackIT® and AMA, are seamlessly integrated into one user interface.
- Digital Track Notebook® (DTN): a web-based, paperless record management of inspection schedules, maintenance, defect identification, and follow-up records. The DTN offers rapid access to performance reports and ensures regulatory compliance
- TrackIT®: a web-based, track asset and automated inspection data management repository
- Automated Maintenance Advisor (AMA): trend deteriorating conditions and automated identification of prescriptive maintenance tasks
- GeoEDIT 8: in-depth graphical analysis and reporting of track measurement data
- Virtual Track Walk (VTW): software enables high-resolution, synchronized track images to be inspected in the office
- VAMPIRE®: vehicle / track interaction software from the Resonate Group® that simulates rail vehicles on the track. ENSCO Rail is North and South American distributor for this industry-standard software
Vehicle / Track Evaluation
ENSCO Rail is a recognized leader in the railway industry and parlays more than four decades of experience into comprehensive, knowledge-based vehicle / track Interaction consulting services. Subject matter experts can provide support and consultation specific to the needs of vehicle operators, suppliers and derailment investigators. Whether qualifying vehicles for higher speed operation, addressing a vehicle’s behavior, or guiding rail vehicles through acceptance testing, ENSCO can skillfully navigate the customer through the process with efficiency.
- Vehicle Acceptance Testing
- Vehicle Analysis
- Instrumented Wheel Set (IWS)
- Modelling and Simulation
- Derailment Investigations
- VAMPIRE® Sales and Support
Rail Safety and Security
Gain workable solutions to keep passengers and railroad personnel safe and secure. ENSCO’s Rail Emergency Evacuation Simulator trains first responders. Vulnerability assessments mitigate vulnerabilities, while ensuring uninterrupted operations.
- Rail Emergency Evacuation Simulator
- Vulnerability Assessment
- Derailment Prevention
Train Control Safety
ENSCO supports Positive Train Control, and other train control and signaling systems professional consultants and technology. In-house train control professionals combined with our engineering staff provide comprehensive inspection systems for asset change management, and signal and communication equipment condition monitoring.
- Positive Train Control (PTC) Consulting
- PTC Asset Change Management and Inspection
- Signaling Inspection Systems
Accurate and reliable track geometry measurement data is essential for immediate and long-term maintenance planning.
A growing method for evaluation of track conditions is to use autonomous measurement systems. This allows for "train path free" measurement, meaning that a standard revenue vehicle is used to obtain the measurement. This is greatly preferred to using a non-revenue vehicle which consumes track time.
ENSCO Rail recently delivered its second Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System (ATGMS) and Autonomous Rail Profile Measurement System (ARPMS) to Brazilian logistics company Rumo SA, the largest transport and logistics company in Latin America.
ENSCO’s Rail Division opened a new office in downtown Colorado Springs, US.
ENSCO, Inc. has announced the addition of Thomas DeFrank as chief financial officer, effective 5 August.
ENSCO Inc has announced its 50th anniversary is taking place on 31 March.
ENSCO Rail has announced that it will be sponsoring the WRI 2019 conference.
For the fourth consecutive year, ENSCO Rail is a sponsor of the beCamp unconference at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, US, on 28-29 September.
ENSCO Rail will be presenting its range of advanced railway technology solutions at InnoTrans 2018 in Berlin, Germany, from 18-21 September.
ENSCO Rail will be exhibiting at the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) 2018 annual conference and exposition in the Hilton Chicago, US, from 16-19 September.
ENSCO is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Nixon as a member of its board of directors.
ENSCO Inc has appointed Ruben D Peña B as applied technology and engineering director of government surface transportation.
ENSCO Rail has launched the latest Predictive Rail Temperature System, showcasing the safety product at the Railway Systems Suppliers Inc (RSSI) C&S Exhibition.
ENSCO Inc has appointed Robert Coakley as the new applied technology and engineering director of business development.
ENSCO Rail is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of the 24th Annual Wheel Rail Interaction Conference in Chicago, US.
ENSCO Rail is pleased to announce that Canadian Pacific (CP) has awarded the company a contract to provide inspection systems for a new track evaluation car.
ENSCO Rail, an international leader in advanced rail technology solutions for passenger, transit and freight markets, will be participating in Railway Interchange 2017. The event takes place in Indianapolis, from 17-19 September.
ENSCO, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Steven Chrismer, Ph.D., to its applied technology and engineering division staff.
ENSCO, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been named an awardee by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the Automated Track Inspection Program (ATIP). Under the new five-year contract, ENSCO will operate and maintain six FRA track inspection cars.
ENSCO Rail's Virtual Track Walk was the feature of the Washington Post Transportation section, October 10, in an article titled 'Virtual inspections: A solution to Metro's late-night service cuts?' by Martine Powers.
Rumo ALL, under a competitive bid, selected ENSCO Rail to supply an Autonomous Track Geometry Measurement System (ATGMS) and Rail Profile Measurement System (RPMS). These systems will be installed in early 2017 on an existing freight car dedicated to track condition evaluation.
ENSCO Rail, an international leader in advanced rail technology solutions for passenger, transit and freight markets, will be participating in the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition. The event takes place in Orlando, US, from August 28-30.
The South African Institute of Civil Engineering (SAICE) magazine recently published an article written by Matthew Dick and Jackie van der Westhuizen titled, 'Vehicle / Track Interaction: Continuous real-time autonomous condition monitoring to effectively manage 'state of good repair'.
ENSCO Rail Australia Pty Ltd is pleased to announce that it opened a new branch office in Perth, Australia, Jan. 4, to provide outstanding project delivery, service and sales support to its Australian customers. Establishment of this office is in response to the growth and expansion of ENSCO's comprehensive solutions for railway asset condition assessment and maintenance planning technologies in the Australian marketplace.
ENSCO Rail Australia Showcases Track Inspection, Measurement and Asset Management Systems at AusRAIL 2015
ENSCO Rail Australia (ENSCO) exhibited its autonomous track inspection systems, machine vision, track asset management and maintenance planning, and track inspection systems and services in Booth 434 at AusRAIL 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, from 24-26 November 2015.
ENSCO Rail Delivers State-of-the-Art Track Geometry and Corrugation Measurement System to Shanghai Metro
In continuation of a successful business relationship with China, ENSCO Rail recently delivered a track geometry measurement system (TGMS) and corrugation measurement system to the Shanghai Metro. The system includes track geometry, rail profile, rail corrugation, and axle acceleration measurements.
ENSCO Rail will be participating at Railway Interchange 2015. The event takes place 4 -7 October, in Minneapolis.
ENSCO Rail has become the North and South American partner for sales and technical support for DeltaRail's VAMPIRE® vehicle / track interaction software.
ENSCO Awarded Contract with Genesee & Wyoming for Paperless Track Inspection Using Digital Track Notebook
ENSCO Rail has received a contract to provide a paperless track inspection solution to Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services (G&W).
ENSCO Inc Announces Contract Win to Build Track Inspection Vehicle for Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd
ENSCO Australian subsidiary, ENSCO Rail Australia Pty Ltd, has won a prime contract to build a track inspection vehicle for Roy Hill Infrastructure Pty Ltd in Western Australia.
Contract for Canadian National Railway for Hi-rail Track Geometry and Joint Bar Inspection Systems Awarded to ENSCO
ENSCO Rail has received a contract to equip two Canadian National Railway (CN) hi-rail vehicles with a track geometry measurement system and a machine vision joint bar inspection system, used to assess track conditions and to helping to improve safer operation.
Jeffrey Stevens was named division manager of ENSCO's applied technology and engineering division, effective 1 October. He will also serve as director of ENSCO Rail and ENSCO Rail Australia Pty, wholly owned subsidiaries of ENSCO.
ENSCO is proud to announce that its rail team successfully passed a re-assessment audit to retain its ISO 9001:2008 certificate of registration.
This paper discusses the results of an initial trial and continued use of a V/TI Monitor by ARTC in the Hunter Valley and how the data is utilised to evaluate track conditions. The Vehicle/Track Interaction Monitor (V/TI) is an autonomous measurement system that has been in use for over 15 years in the US for determining locations of excited vehicle / track interaction.
ENSCO Rail, an international leader in advanced rail technology solutions for passenger, transit and freight markets, will be exhibiting its track measuring systems at AusRail Plus in Sydney 26-28 November.
ENSCO Rail, an international leader in advanced rail technology solutions for passenger, transit and freight markets, will be exhibiting their track measuring systems, autonomous track inspection systems, machine vision track inspection systems, and track data management solutions in Hall 4, Booth 613 at AusRail Plus in Sydney, Nov. 26-Nov. 28.
ENSCO Announces Contract with Bombardier Transportation to Provide Instrumented Wheel Set Testing Services for Railcars
ENSCO, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract with Bombardier Transportation to provide instrumented wheel sets (IWS) and associated testing services in support of Bombardier's design and build of new railcars for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART).
ENSCO is pleased to announce that on 10 November 2012 the company formed a wholly owned subsidiary, ENSCO Rail Australia Pty Ltd, registered in Australia and located in Baulkham Hills, just outside of Sydney.
ENSCO, Inc. has announced that it has delivered the TrackIT Track Chart Management System to Amtrak. The web-based system hosts Amtrak's official track charts and provides them as high quality PDF digital copies or hard copies. The system is a module of ENSCO's TrackIT Data Management System.
ENSCO delivered to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority its first track geometry vehicle (TGV), a specialised railcar equipped with advanced technology that analyses the condition of the rail and track infrastructure, and will alert Metro to potential defects.
ENSCO announced today that a Canadian railway has successfully deployed the ENSCO Digital Track Notebook® track asset management system in the United States.
ENSCO, Inc. announced today that it has received a patent for its video inspection system for rail components from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent covers our innovative machine vision system and methods for inspection of rail components such as turnouts, fastenings and j
ENSCO, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded the Operations, Maintenance, Instrumentation and Analysis Support contract from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Office of Research and Development. The task-order contract, composed of a 1-year base period and four 1-year
ENSCO announced today that it has received an initial $7.8 million contract for a self-propelled Track Geometry Vehicle (TGV). The contract was awarded by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA or Metro). The TGV will be a diesel-powered rail vehicle specifically designed t