Railnova product update: Rule engine alerts, return to service and release to operation

Post by Pierre Gérard, Product Manager and Data Scientist at Railnova, and by Florian Louvet, Product Manager at Railnova
February 29, 2022


We are already two months into 2022, and here is the first big release for our Railnova platform.

Time to present what new features our teams have been working on!


Even though we released our Rule Engine, which allows creating alerts on any data point, in 2019, you could still possibly find a predefined set of telematic alerts (battery alert, high coolant temperature, etc.) in the “Notification Rules” legacy module of the admin.


Railnova's Railgenius platform before

We have now migrated these legacy telematic alerts to the Rule Engine for you. You don’t have to do anything!


Railnova's Railgenius platform before

Those alerts will still be sent via emails using the same template. You will find them on the Rule Engine Alerts page instead of the Operational page.

That is not all!

You will now have the possibility to customize the content of the emails sent when the alerts are triggered. For example, you could insert a link to the data inspector that will automatically select the right time window and symbols.

screenshot of how customizing content on Railnova's Railgenius platform works

And you could do much more. With a complete subscription to the Rule Engine you can create alerts and detect patterns on any data point and not be limited to a predefined set of alerts. You could put all your knowledge of your rolling stock in automatic detection of patterns.

See you in the rule engine!


One of our goals with Railfleet is to ease the digitalization of the ECM regulation process. In this release, we are taking an extra step towards that goal by integrating Release To Service (RTS) and Return To Operation (RTO) within the asset and maintenance management workflow.

For release to service, starting from now, you can:

  • Gather information regarding derogation to the maintenance process for each event closed by the workshop.

How to gather information regarding derogation to the maintenance process for each event closed by the workshop

  • Receive the ECM4 opinion for return to an operation based on the maintenance tasks performed.

Receive the ECM4 opinion for return to operation based on the maintenance tasks performed

We know it has been complicated to get a good overview of the maintenance state of an asset before returning an asset to operation (at least without needing to open multiple tabs of Railfleet). We wanted to solve this problem as much as we wanted to officialize the return to operation. Today we introduce a new overview available per asset, directly from the operational dashboard. At a glance, you will have all the information required to help you make decisions and change your asset’s operational status.

new overview available per asset, directly from the operational dashboard

We also pushed the release to service and return to operation information to the notification system (email and Railfleet alerts).

  • The “close intervention” notification you were used to receiving becomes a “release to service” notification including the new extra data (derogation and opinion regarding return to operation).
  • When the locomotive is set back in operation we have a new type of “Release to operation” notification.

And the good thing is that you don’t have to configure anything new, we have taken care of that for you already.

Feel free to reach out to us in any way you like to let us know what you think of these new changes.

And of course: stay tuned, because 2022 will be GREAT!

Any other questions on these updates? Get in touch with our team, we’re happy to help!

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