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.
From 2021 to 2023, it is expected that more than $7.5 billion USD will be spent on fixed installations of electrical equipment for railway networks around the world. A large portion of this investment will go towards public transportation systems, where an annual average growth of 3.1% (CAGR) is estimated (UNIFE World Rail Market Study 2018).
One reason for this is the increasing traffic congestion in metropolitan areas. Another reason is the wish to achieve environmental aims concerning climate protection 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 re-equipped 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
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