As technology is making inroads to every field, the rail industry is also adapting its centuries old operating methods and practices. The latest technology is helping the rail industry achieve growth, efficiency, and safety in operations. The SQA Consultant team has contributed its part in enabling many innovative solutions in the rail industry. Following are two of our many projects delivered for rail industry:

Live Data Capturing & Reporting Application

This project required us to provide quality assurance and testing of an application designed for live data capturing and reporting. The challenge of this project was to collect data from 650 locomotives per hour and generate extensive reports on 1.5 Terabyte database. Our role in testing included carrying out the following types of testing: report generation algorithm, stress, user interface, gray box and black box tests. Our key success was to ensure rapid response time with a rigorously tested algorithm. We also provided maintenance services for live database providing 24/7 customer support.

Agency Approval for Remote Operated Locomotives Application

The industry regulations for rail operations are quite stringent to meet. We have successfully obtained agency approval from EBA and TUV for a SIL 3 EN 50128 standard complaint application that was designed to remotely operate locomotives. For this project our team employed many testing techniques including white box testing using LDRA and prepared extensive documentation to meet IEC 61508 SIL 3 requirements.