Queensland Rail In-Motion Weighbridge Systems

The coal rail network in Queensland is extensive and owned by QR. The train loading process (typically performed at the rate of 4000-6000 tonnes/hr) can at times easily overload wagons that result in serious safety and maintenance cost implications. To protect the integrity of their asset, QR has identified the need to have reliable and accurate weighbridges at every mine loading point in Queensland.

Since 2004, Meridian has been a main supplier to QR for in-motion weighbridges that have primarily been used as overload detectors at new mine sites. The benefits of the Meridian “QR Spec” design include:

  • Low maintenance
  • High reliability
  • Open hardware platform
  • Customisable software
  • Trade approved design
  • Australian designed and manufactured

In September 2010, Meridian installed two high speed weighbridges at Pymurra and Rifle Creek near Mount Isa QLD. Both weighbridge sites utilize solar power and are fully automatic.

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