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Article of the Month:

Infrared Thermography Goes Underground: How a Major Metropolitan Subway is Using Thermal Imaging to Help Improve Reliability



Mary F. Molle, Vice President
Jersey Infrared Consultants
PO Box 39
Burlington NJ 08016
Ph: 609-386-1281
www.jerseyir.com
mary@jerseyir.com
 



Abstract

Moving more than 5 million people per day over almost 850 miles of track is a daily challenge for one of America’s largest metropolitan subway systems. Reliability and safety are top priorities for a transportation system that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Following an electrical incident that resulted in equipment failure and a fire, system engineers sought a means to rapidly inspect all of their electrical equipment, most of which was located in cramped, underground tunnels and restricted areas.


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