RTA’s Rail Agency in has recently introduced the Remote Asset Condition Monitoring System to capture data relating to the condition of railway switches without human intervention. By using a special algorithm, the system can predict potential faults of these vital switches before they develop, and accordingly enables taking proactive measures to avoid any major fault that might disrupt the Dubai Metro service.
“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,” said Mohammed Al Amiri, Director of Maintenance, Rail Agency.
“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.
“The implementation of the system is part of RTA’s relentless endeavours to use cutting-edge and innovative technologies of the metro industry. It reflects on the delivery of high-class, safe and convenient services to the public and the metro riders in line with its vision of safe and smooth transport for all.
“The implementation of the Remote Condition Monitoring System will pave the way for introducing the predictive maintenance system in future, and the analysis of asset data as well as the performance pattern, preplanning and efficiency. It will reduce the proportion of faults, conserve the metro assets and enable the optimal utilization of assets,” he explained.
“The system will considerably reduce costs that would otherwise be spent on conventional maintenance of the metro. Accordingly, it will increase revenues and help achieve high-performance indicators in operation and maintenance. The system will also support RTA’s efforts to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest metro in the world,” concluded Al Amiri.