CP Rail investing in wheel crack detection safety technology

CP Rail investing in wheel crack detection safety technology

Published on March 14, 2019

In an interview, Keith Shearer — CP’s assistant vice-president of safety and sustainability — said the technology, which will be deployed in 2020, will be unique among North American Class I railroads. The wayside detection system will use electromagnetic sensors to flag surface and subsurface cracks in rail car wheels.

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