Faulty track and equipment cause half of all train derailments. The resulting cost to the global rail industry in materials alone exceeds billions of dollars, not including:
As the tempo of worldwide operations increase, so does the need for value-added smart systems to manage reliability and safety through early warning.
Recognized as a global leader, L.B. Foster Salient Systems is a premiere innovator in real-time failure mode detection for the rail industry. Salient, by definition, stands out from the rest. Salient's IntelliTrack®, solutions lead the way by bringing new technologies and the power of information to the rail industry; providing quantum leaps in track and equipment reliability and safety to improve the rail industry's competitiveness. A comprehensive system of software and hardware solutions built to last in harsh rail environments; IntelliTrack technologies are poised to become the Six Sigma standard for the rail industry, serving as catalysts for the establishment of system-wide failure detection thresholds.
Management by prevention is the key. Real-time monitoring of the health of rail and the performance of trains lowers the risk of catastrophic derailments and promotes timely, cost-effective preventative maintenance. The most dangerous defects in rail infrastructure are the ones invisible to the human eye. IntelliTrack® solutions integrate advanced failure detection technologies with sophisticated decision-making software tools to enable the international rail industry capture value by safely reducing the distance between trains in a right of way. Without IntelliTrack® solutions, rail operations are compromised.
The railroad, car owner, customer, and public who demand operational safety and reliable transit of goods all benefit from the IntelliTrack® solutions.