Asset Health Data Summaries give customers a concise view of equipment health data collected by wayside detectors. These summaries enable insights into equipment health and help railroads, car owners, and other industry participants make better maintenance planning and repair decisions. Users may view data summaries via the Equipment Health Management System (EHMS) application and the Equipment Health View (EHV) tool or receive the data summaries via Railinc's web services technology and EHMS subscriptions.

Customers may view summaries of data collected from the Wheel Impact Load Detectors (WILD), Trackside Acoustic Detection System (TADS), and truck hunting detectors of all seven Class 1 railroads, as well as from short line railroads. Users will be able to access data summaries from RailBAM acoustic detectors after the information becomes available in EHMS.

The primary benefits of Asset Health Data Summaries are:

  • Convenience: Railroads, car owners, and other industry participants have convenient access to a wide range of important asset health data details via the EHMS application, the EHV tool, or, Railinc's web services technology.
  • Cost Savings: Asset Health Data Summaries may help to reduce unnecessary and costly duplicate repairs that happen when work on a railcar has occurred but has not been reported.
  • More and Better Data: Users can view various data in a consistent format from all Class I railroads as well as short line railroads that collect data from wayside detectors.
  • Improved Maintenance Planning: Asset Health Data Summaries enable railroads and car owners to plan for and act on potential issues before they escalate to alert-level stats.

Asset Health Data Summary Definitions

Data summary definitions provide detailed information on attributes that appear in individual data summaries, including open and close criteria. Each definition also includes indicators that aid railroads, car owners, and others in making maintenance planning and repair decisions. See below to download data summary definitions.

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Data Summary Definitions

Data summary definitions provide detailed information on attributes that appear in individual data summaries, including open and close criteria. Each definition also includes indicators that aid railroads, car owners and others in making maintenance planning and repair decisions.

Data summary definitions currently available are:

Acoustic Combined Data Summary: This data summary is used to identify internal wheel bearing defects before reaching an industry condemnable level for the purpose of preventative maintenance planning. The data summary is opened and updated from acoustic bearing detectors from two vendors: RailBAM® and TADS®.
Download the Acoustic Combined data summary definition.

AEI Data Summary: The Automatic Equipment Identification (AEI) data summary helps identify bad tags at the equipment level using performance-based data from AEI systems.
Download the AEI data summary definition.

Brake Health Car Data Summary: This data summary provides information on freight car braking effectiveness at the car level using performance-based data from wheel temperature detector (WTD) systems.
Download the Brake Health Car data summary definition.

Brake Health Truck Data Summary: This data summary provides information on freight car braking effectiveness at the truck level using performance-based data from wheel temperature detector (WTD) systems.
Download the Brake Health Truck data summary definition.


Line Of Road Failure - Air Hose Separation (LORF-AHS) Data Summary: This data summary provides information on equipment involved in trains that experience a line-of-road emergency brake application where the cause was identified as Air Hose Separation.
Download the LORF-AHS data summary definition.


Line-Of-Road Failure - Brake System/Brake Other (LORF-BSO) Data Summary: This data summary provides information on equipment involved in trains that experience a line-of-road emergency brake application where the cause was identified as Brake System/Brake Other.
Download the LORF-BSO data summary definition.


Line-Of-Road Failure - No Cause Found (LORF-NCF) Data Summary: This data summary provides information on equipment involved in trains that experience a line-of-road emergency brake application where no cause was identified.
Download the LORF-NCF data summary definition.


Line-Of-Road Failure - Train Separation (LORF-TS) Data Summary: This data summary provides information on equipment involved in trains that experience a line-of-road emergency where the cause was identified as Train Separation.
Download the LORF-TS data summary definition.


Truck Geometry Data Summary: This data summary provides information on the geometry and stability of each wheelset and truck using measurements-based data reported from Truck Geometry Detection (TGD) systems.
Download the Truck Geometry data summary definition.


Truck Hunting Data Summary: This data summary enables car owners to view summarized performance measurements on their fleets. When not monitored, Hunting can escalate, causing additional wear to trucks, lading damage and can lead to some derailments.
Download the Truck Hunting data summary definition.


Wheel Impact (Salient) Data Summary: This data summary provides wheel performance data that enable preventative maintenance planning.
Download the Wheel Impact (Salient) data summary definition.


Wheel Profile Detector Data Summary: This data summary provides information on freight car wheel conditions using measurements-based data reported from Wheel Profile Detector (WPD) systems.
Download the Wheel Profile Detector data summary definition.