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Commissioning of Hot Box Detector

Location, Zonal Railway/Division/Units where used : 
CAR, NCR/ALD Division
Contact Person: 
Sr DME/C&W/ALD
Where can it be used: 

Where it is required to monitor axle and wheel temperature.

Brief description: 

First ever Hot Box detector designed to monitor axle and wheel temperature of moving train without manual intervention on IR has been installed and commissioned on 22.03.2017 at MGS-ALD section up line at CAR station (KM no. 705/23-25) of ALD division.

Performance:-

  • From 01.03.17 to Mar'19, it has detected 28 hot axel cases and 224 brake binding cases at CAR-ALD (Up line). In all these cases train got controlled at appropriate station and section block avoided.