A high percentage of existing tunnels is currently approaching or already exceeding the expected lifespan or functional critical aspects to be manages, and therefore require periodic and thorough inspections. Tunnel asset management becomes fundamental to guarantee the structure’s safety and functionality. However, inspections could be problematic due to the danger and difficulty of operating on-site. New technologies and methodologies introduced in the speech, largely based on the use of mobile technologies and artificial intelligence, make it possible to create a digital representation of the infrastructure with reduced impact on traffic.
ETS s.r.l. presents ARCHITA, an innovative multidimensional system consisting of various detection devices: laser scanner, GPR, thermal imaging and high-resolution images mounted on a bimodal vehicle. Secondly, MIRET (Management and Identification of the Risk for Existing Tunnels) enables the digital transformation of asset management. The digital twin and the digital transformation of processes enable an optimised workflow for the assessment of risks, which can be efficiently assessed, identified and mitigated. This approach provides for modern security standards that maintain their integrity over time and the coexistence of environmental and social sustainability and technological growth.
The webinar starts with a presentation of the LEADER 2030 project which is coordinated by ERCI and the current running Fact-finding European Consultation on “Disruptions and Dependencies in the Rail Value Chain”. The objective of LEADER 2030 is to assess and increase the capacity of the European railway supply industry to achieve the European vision of a radically transformed railway system in 2030 and to remain a world leader thanks to it. To achieve this, LEADER 2030 is developing a holistic approach and methodology, thanks to a very strong and complementary partnership that brings together all the necessary competences from the railway, raw materials and innovation sectors and is strategically open to synergies with other relevant organisations in Europe.
This webinar is organised by the European Railway Clusters Initiative (ERCI). ERCI comprises 16 research and innovation-oriented railway technology clusters, covering 16 countries. ERCI represents more than 1,500 SMEs and aims to promote innovation and the development of new business opportunities as a means to sustainably strengthen competitiveness within the European railway industry. ERCI promotes cooperation between industry and research, initiates innovation projects, organises B2B meetings and workshops. This also includes promoting visibility and networking at EU level.