Salient Systems provides wayside monitoring and failure detection systems to the global rail industry. It empowers railroads and transit systems with real-time information to optimize fleet operations. The company s StressNet solution alerts infrastructure owners to emerging rail breaks. Its database management systems provide extensive trend analysis to identify potential safety problems and optimize maintenance planning. Salient Systems also offers rail friction management systems to check the coefficient of friction of rail and wheel interfaces and validate the quality of rail lubrication methods. Its clients include Amtrak, Banverket, BC Rail, British Rail, 4-Rail Services and Kelsan. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Portec Rail Products, which manufactures, supplies and distributes a range of railroad products.