RTA's Rail Agency rolls out remote asset condition monitoring system

RTA's Rail Agency's Mohammed Al Amiri said the system is a shift from conventional to predictive maintenance method

The system will help avoid any major fault that might disrupt the services of Dubai Metro.
WAM
The system will help avoid any major fault that might disrupt the services of Dubai Metro.

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) Rail Agency has rolled out the remote asset condition monitoring system that uses a special algorithm to secure data on the condition of railway switches, cutting down the need for human interference.

According to RTA, the system can predict potential faults in switches before they develop, and helps in taking proactive measures to avoid any major fault that might disrupt the services of Dubai Metro.

Speaking about the system, director of maintenance at RTA’s Rail Agency, Mohammed Al Amiri, said: "The implementation of the remote asset condition monitoring system is a landmark development in shifting from conventional management methods to a highly sophisticated predictive maintenance method, based on the anticipation of faults before they occur."

Al Amiri added: "The system contributed to cutting railway faults drastically, which reflected on the performance of the Dubai Metro network and reducing the costs of the service outage.”

With the introduction of the remote asset condition monitoring system, costs will be reduced as compared to the spendings incurred for the maintenance of the metro.

According to Al Amiri, it will also “increase revenues and help achieve high-performance indicators in operation and maintenance”.

He added: “The system will also support RTA’s efforts to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest metro in the world,” the UAE’s state-held news agency, Wam, reported.

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