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|Rail Radar® service rates include ballast and tie survey, processing, analysis and reporting.|
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|Services and Reports|
- both electronic and hardcopy graphic reports are provided approximately 6 weeks after data collection.
|Rail Radar® Basic Services - Infrastructure Referencing includes:
- Geo-Referenced Rail Alignments and Survey Data (DGPS)
- Linear Referenced Survey Data and Landmarks
- Mile Post Referenced Survey Data and Landmarks
|Ballast Assessment Services: Yes No|
If this section selected, all of the services below
- Sub Structural Layer Thickness (including undercut ballast, ballast, sub-ballast and subgrade layers to a typical maximum depth of 5 feet / 1.5m)
- Layer Material Properties (dielectric) for all detected layers
- Radar Detected Anomalies (structural, moisture saturated and material property related).
|Ballast Assessment Additional Services |
Only the ones selected will be provided.
|Tie Characterization Services: Yes No|
If this section selected, all of the services below are included.
- Tie Inventory
- Fastening System Inventory
- Defective Tie Classification
|Tie Characterization Additional Services: |
Only the ones selected will be provided.
|Rail Joint Services:
|Additional Services: |
Rail Radar™ output formats to allow direct integration of survey data and analyses with client rail operations/maintenance systems:
Mobilization/De-Mobilization Costs will be added based on location.|
Reports and Locations will be delivered approximately 6 weeks after completion of data collection. The data collection may include client identification of ballast thresholds and developing client-specific defective tie threshold characterization. Both electronic and hardcopy, graphical reports are provided.
Standard Terms and Conditions
- A Rail Radar® contract plan is to collect
data over a set maximum number of calendar days,
based on a reasonable average number of track
access hours per day (over the period of the contract).
A standby rate may apply, if wait time exceeds
the schedule, due to unavailable track access
or inclement weather. Any standby time that is
due to Rail Radar® would not be charged.
- A typical quotation is based on the number of
survey miles in a single consolidated survey program
at an average speed of 20-25 mph for tie assessment
only (without GPR) and 10-12 mph for ballast assessment.
These estimates incorporate reduced speed for
crossings, switches/frogs, guardrails, subdivision
yards, etc. The travel speed may be slower due
to other site conditions and weather. Rail Radar®
reserves the right the update the cost quotation
if the survey program is reduced by more than
- Daily work hours can vary and be extended beyond
8 hours to maximize data collection.
- Final approval with date to mobilize to client
site will be upon the receipt of confirmation
from the client to Rail Radar®. A deposit
invoice will be issued by Rail Radar® for
payment processing shortly after confirmation
from the client.
- Once on site, expenses are non-refundable.
- Mobilization/De-mobilization costs are based
on location. Rail Radar® reserves the right
to de-mobilize should track access be unavailable.
- The quality of the data collected is critical
to the results of the analysis. Consequently,
factors beyond the control of Rail Radar®
affecting collected data quality, will result
in the suspension of survey activities until the
condition improves (such as localized radio interference,
inclement weather that results in excessive water
pooling on track, or significant tie obscurity).
Rail Radar® may not be able to provide GPR
data if there are significant impediments obstructing
the survey area.
- In order to better establish site-specific ballast
threshold baselines (acceptable and fouled), the
client is required to identify 2-3 locations of
known acceptable and fouled ballast. Rail Radar®
may take soil samples from these locations.
- Rail Radar® personnel will assist with
preparing plans for the surveys with appropriate
client personnel. All Rail Radar® test personnel
are safety trained and insured.
- Rail Radar® will normally supply its own
support vehicle, for spare parts, tools and luggage.
It may be a Hi-Rail, depending on availability/need
(i.e. when limited crossing access points). Rail
Radar® will supply its own qualified operator/driver.
- Hi-Rail Vehicle:
- Hi-Rail vehicle can be provided by either
Rail Radar® or the client. If provided
by the client, it is recommended that the
same Hi-Rail vehicle is provided throughout
the survey to avoid time delays for additional
removal and set-up of Rail Radar® equipment.
Minor modifications are required for the Hi-Rail
Vehicle associated with the installation of
Rail Radar® equipment. For example:
AC power inverter, GPR on rear of vehicle,
video equipment on front of vehicle, and the
installation of a tow-hitch receiver onto
the underside frame of the bumper (either
bolted or welded, depending on type of Hi-Rail).
- The initial assembly time for each new Hi-Rail
installation is approximately 4-6 hours, with
initial daily set-up time of approximately
1 hour, and crossing set-up time of approximately
10 minutes (to set-on for track access after
- The Hi-Rail should have an enclosed and
heated rear cargo compartment for protection
and access of Rail Radar® computer equipment.
Rail Radar® will normally have 1-2 technicians
located in the middle passenger seats, with
access to the computer equipment in the rear
cargo compartment (the number of technicians
will depend on the type of assessment).
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