Third ScotRail fleet to adopt Perpetuum onboard solution

Perpetuum has announced its award winning remote condition monitoring solution is to be provided by Eversholt Rail to give crucial real-time information on operator Abellio ScotRail’s Class 320 fleet.

This is the third ScotRail fleet to adopt Perpetuum’s condition-based monitoring solution, following the success of its roll out on the C334 and C170 fleets. More than 100 of ScotRail’s trains will now carry Perpetuum’s onboard monitoring solution, improving safety and reliability.

The 22-strong Class 320 fleet will carry 528 Wireless Sensor Nodes, plus the Bearing Health Index and Wheel Health Indexanalytics from Perpetuum. Monitoring the wheelset condition means it is not necessary for ScotRail to undertake a full overhaul, with the associated impact on rolling stock availability.

ScotRail is using the Wheel Health Index to actively manage its wheels on its C334 and C170 fleets. Once the system is rolled out on the Class 320 live data will record all tread damage, however small, which will be transmitted back in real-time to the asset manager.

“Our sensors have now covered over eleven billion healthy miles  and no train has ever failed while in service carrying our solution, so it makes sense for operators to utilise our onboard monitoring across as many fleets as possible,” says Justin Southcombe, Commercial Director.

“Our solution is a cost efficient and extremely safe way to ensure no bearing or wheel health issues are ever missed and has the alert reliability other solutions struggle to match. We are delighted that ScotRail are enthused by the value our solutions offer, expanding its benefits across these three fleets.”