Making railway stations electrically safe

Railway stations

Safe building technology for satisfied customers

[] Bahnhof

The railway station itself is now a building with a variety of uses. It is not only where the train is loaded and unloaded, it also accommodates a considerable service centre including supermarkets, restaurants and many other shops. These are all fed centrally from the main distribution board and should also continue to function if there is an electrical fault in one small part of the system. This can be perfectly achieved using an RCMS residual current measurement system. This means faults are detected long before a normal fault current circuit breaker would trip. This increases the availability of the system as a whole and thus significantly improves the satisfaction of both tenants and passengers. The RCMS also improves and simplifies maintenance and troubleshooting.

Brochure Railway technology
Product overview Power Quality
Product overview Residual current monitoring
Flyer Power Quality
Technical paper Fault location within a shorter space of time

Recommended systems for residual current monitoring:

Recommended systems for permanent monitoring:

Analysing and reporting:

DIN EN 50172
Emergency escape lighting systems

Depots

Electrical safety for repair and maintencance

[Translate to english:] Betriebswerke

A service depot for the repair and maintenance of railway vehicles requires and services all current drives for locomotives and carriages and also external lifting and transport equipment. This should still work when there is an electrical fault. Faults are detected by an RCMS residual current monitoring system before a normal fault current circuit breaker would trip. This increases the availability of the system as a whole and significantly accelerates maintenance and troubleshooting. Unearthed power supplies are monitored via insulation monitoring devices to check the condition of the insulation. Faulty outgoing circuits of the power supply can be identified using insulation fault location systems.

Brochure Railway technology
Product overview ISOMETER®
Technical paper Fault location within a shorter space of time
EN 61557-8
Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 v a.c. and 1 500 v d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 8: Insulation monitoring devices for IT systems 

EN 61557-9

Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1000 V a.c. and 1500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 9: Equipment for insulation fault location in IT systems

Tunnels

Safe power supply even in the event of catastrophes

[] Tunnel

Railways in mountainous areas run over a series of tunnels and bridges. The operators of the routes must be prepared for a train accident in a tunnel. Valuable time is often lost before rescue trains reach the scene of the accident. Therefore, new stretches are fitted with fire stations and technical emergency services along the route for disaster relief. In order to round off the rescue system, there are hydrants and electrical panels installed in the tunnels. This gives the emergency services quick access to sufficient quantities of water and electrical energy. The power supply is essentially executed as an IT system.

Brochure Railway technology
Product overview ISOMETER®
Technical paper Insulation fault location - Planning and set up in the solar charging station at the University of Applied Sciences Bingen
EN 61557-8
Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 v a.c. and 1 500 v d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 8: Insulation monitoring devices for IT systems 

EN 61557-9

Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1000 V a.c. and 1500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 9: Equipment for insulation fault location in IT systems