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Introduction to Electrical Rail Systems
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Introduction to Electrical Rail Systems

A half -day workshop introducing the various systems that exist in an electrical rail system for those working with electricity & need an understanding of the various power systems operate and interface

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Who Will Benefit

Anyone who needs an introduction to the electrical systems in electric rail
systems. Roles such as estimators, work programmers and project managers
who do not have a background in electric traction are often required to
estimate, program and project manage jobs that cover the whole project of
building a rail line, where the electrics are just one component of the overall

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Course Outline

  • Basic electrical layout of the electrical power and traction system
  • Electric traction (i.e. what it is used for on the train – auxiliaries such as
  • lighting and air conditioning and traction for driving the wheels):
    • DC (as in Sydney)
    • AC (as in Brisbane)
  • How we get the electricity to the train (i.e. the OHW system) – sectional diagrams
  • Brief review of different types of OHW systems
  • How we get the electricity to the OHW:
    • traction substations and major components (e.g transformers,
    • reactors, rectifiers, circuit breakers)
    • sectioning huts
    • DC feeders
    • special requirements for AC traction
  • How do we get the electricity to the traction substations?
    • HV AC substations and lines (overhead and underground)
  • A basic overview of the need for the power study
  • The basics of earthing
  • Managing the issues of electrolysis with DC traction

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Sushil Kunwar
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