Insulated Rail Measuring WheelNetwork Rail Reference 0094/007203
Engineers regularly use rail measuring wheels in site surveys to determine distances of track sections, or when verifying the amount of rail section required for renewals works and projects.
- In certain areas, live conductor rails may be present, which potentially presents a risk to the operator, should a rail measuring wheel inadvertently come into contact with a live conductor rail, whether when being carried to site or while completing survey type works.
- The use of measuring wheels in areas where live conductor rails may be present was first raised by VGC Rail Projects. Consequently, we were then tasked with developing an insulated rail measuring wheel.