Wi-Nostix is an online condition monitoring system that uses pattern recognition to detect faults and an algorithm to identify anomalies in engine and locomotive performance.

The software learns normal engine performance by gathering sensor data and uses analytics to identify subtle deviations in operating behaviour, which can be warning signs of impending equipment problems. Wi-Nostix will alert the operator about a potential issue so that a repair can be scheduled before a failure occurs.

“Having Wi-Nostix on the locomotives is like having a technician out with every train every hour of the day,” says Mr Matthew Mews, CBH’s commercial manager, rail. “This keeps our services reliable and gives the maintenance team a heads up when they need to chase down a locomotive and intervene before we have a problem.”