Improving the Safety and Availability of Traction Power Supply Systems
Special components for the DC feeding systems ensure faultless emergency shutdown to avoid severe damages to the system and possible injury of people. Preventing unnecessary disruptions to operation with accurate fault detection has a considerable impact on rail traffic and availability of the system.
Worldwide, there are more than 7 billion dollars a year invested in per-manently installed electrical equipment of railway networks. A considerable investment of this money will be spent on public transportation sys-tems, where above average growth is expected over the coming years. One reason for this is the increasing traffic congestion in metropolitan areas.
Another reason is the wish to achieve political aims concerning climate pro-tection and conservation of natural resources. Both are good reasons to promote the investments in public transportation systems. Railway lines are installed or extended and existing networks are reequipped with state-of-the-art technology. Uninterrupted and safe operation is of high priority for the operator of a public transportation system.
Therefore, high demands are placed on the technical equipment.
More information in our White Paper “Improving the Safety and Availability of Traction Power Supply Systems”
More technical details about VariTrans P 40000 series see in Interface Technology | Railway Transducers