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RTI design, build and manufacture world leading NDT technology. The 8000SX, now in its 8th generation, is the smartest automated rail flaw detection system.



RTI’s comprehensive NDT services include high speed rail testing, rolling contact fatigue detection and rail defect failure analysis. Click to view services



RTI offers a range of automated proprietory NDT products engineered specifically for your rail testing needs. They include road rail vehicles, UTVs and inline steel plant systems.

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RTI culture: Is on of innovation, and creating technology with a purpose.


In 1988, what first started as an "innovative approach" to rail testing, RTI was formed and to this day they continue to combine this philosophical approach in all that they do. Better technology; better detection for Australia and those worldwide.


RTI CEO Alex Ivachev said, “RTI was established to provide the rail industry with the best rail flaw detection technology possible, and ensure problems are found before they begin. Our philosophy is to design and develop systems that produce repeatability, repeatability and repeatability. It is not enough to simply find the flaws in the rail, but to find the cause before they exist."

RTI, unlike other rail NDT companies, aim to find the smallest of rail inclusions, so they can be proactively managed before damage is caused, rather than react to track decay.

RTI actively decided that if 300 microns can initiate failure in heavy haul railways, reflectors of this small magnitude should be their target. RTI believe that early detection of even the smallest of defects leads to easier track management and ensures rail safety.

With over 27 years of experience and an ongoing commitment to research and development, RTI’s proprietary 8000SX technology, now in its 8th generation, is the world’s leading and most intelligent rail flaw detection system. The 8000SX is the cornerstone of RTI’s operations, and is why RTI plays such a fundamental role in the rail testing industry.






Ultrasonic Road Rail Vehicle (RRV)

RTI’s intelligent 8000SX system's compact design means it fits inside a Toyota Landcruiser. This allows the vehicle to not only get on and off track with ease, but also enables it to operate in the world’s harshest and remote conditions.


The system is not limited to just a 4x4, it can also be fitted to any rail bound or hi-rail vehicle.


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Ultrasonic Test Vehicle (UTV)

RTI also offers a rail bound ultrasonic test vehicle (UTV) tailored to your needs. The system uses RTI’s world leading 8000SX technology.


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Inline Rail Steel Plant System

Rail production plants can also take full advantage of the 8000SX technology, by using RTI’s inline rail flaw analysis system. The system provides comprehensive rail quality analysis.


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RTI's EC-8800SX is a multi-channel eddy current system, designed for surface condition reporting.


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Rail Flaw Detection

RTI offers a complete ultrasonic rail testing service, powered by their proprietary 8000SX system. The 8000SX is used by major companies hauling over half the world’s internationally traded iron ore.


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Surface condition reporting

RTI offer a location, sizing and classification service for surface conditions including rolling contact fatigue (RCF), squats and welds.


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Rail Defect Failure Analysis

RTI has over 27 years experience in ultrasonic rail flaw detection.


We offer a metallurgical consultantancy service to assist and cater to your rail flaw and rail testing needs.


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Research and Development

RTI’s 8000SX system has been developed over 20 years, and is currently in its 8th generation.


An ongoing commitment to research and development, ensures that RTI's rail flaw detection technology leads the forefront in the rail testing industry, and continues to exceed the needs of clients.


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Global operations

RTI has been providing rail testing systems and services globally for over 27 years. With a growing presence in over 20 countries, RTI's 8000SX rail testing system is recognised worldwide to be at the forefront of the rail flaw detection industry.





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