AIVR Thermal detects electrical faults from the lineside environment, and alerts users to locations exceeding a safe temperature, so that they can be safely attended to and repaired before failure.
Utilising AI and machine learning capabilities, AIVR Thermal is able to automatically detect high-temperature sections of track – or thermal ‘hotspots’ – where any potential issues are categorised by the level risk, alerting AIVR users to the exact location of a hotspot.
Hotspots are automatically available to review on AIVR, along with the historic video data at a hotspot’s particular location.
Users can review and compare the FFV and thermal video on the AIVR Platform; decisions can then be made remotely regarding maintenance requirements.
AIVR Thermal has been hugely beneficial to the rail industry in a short period of time, winning the 2022 ‘Safety Achievement of the Year’ National Rail award in collaboration with Network Rail. Enabling large cost and time savings, there are multiple devices already deployed on a range of in-service trains, collecting and uploading video footage to the cloud in rapid time.
How AIVR Thermal Video is captured:
Thermal cameras are deployed alongside forward-facing video (FFV) cameras, housed within a portable tail lamp bracket enclosure.
Thermal and FFV footage is recorded simultaneously and the readings and images are automatically transmitted via 4G/5G in rapid time, securely accessible online within minutes on the AIVR Platform.
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What our partners say about us
"Very good equipment to have to give us a heads-up before the patrols are due as some of these faults may not have been seen for a few months until the patrols are completed. I can now plan ahead and get the faults checked and the work completed before it effects the running of any passenger train."
Section Supervisor CRE
"A fantastic example of use of trainborne technology to improve performance & intervene before failure, and in such a critical area; well done to the project team working on thermal imaging."
"AIVR by One Big Circle has enabled our planning and site teams to gain a better understanding of site conditions and layout before attending the location due to the availability of regularly updated high quality footage."
Senior Planning Manager
"We find the AIVR system to be a useful and user friendly tool for both increasing our pre-site survey spatial awareness around proposed assets and obtaining a base understanding of the lie of the land for our many long linear projects."
Principal Civil Engineer
"It really is a massive benefit having such a vast coverage of cab footage without the hassle of having to arrange track access and often drive hundreds of miles in the process."
"Great solution that’s enabled early planning of work sites in a controlled space prior to going trackside - reducing exposure to the railway environment and improving site knowledge."