0

Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Energy Savings With Reversible Thyristor Controlled Rectifier

[+] Author Affiliations
Vitaly Gelman

VG Controls, Inc., Vernon, NJ

Paper No. JRC2009-63013, pp. 41-46; 6 pages
doi:10.1115/JRC2009-63013
From:
  • 2009 Joint Rail Conference
  • 2009 Joint Rail Conference
  • Pueblo, Colorado, USA, March 4–5, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Rail Transportation Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4338-3 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3842-6
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

The paper deals with energy savings in Traction Systems available with Thyristor Controlled Rectifiers (TCR) and Reversible TCR (RTCR). TCR provides active voltage control, RTCR in addition has power recuperation into AC line. The energy balance of the TCR and diode rectifier systems are calculated, including losses in the rails, car’s power train and friction losses. The TCR advantages over diode rectifiers: better voltage regulation and fault current limiting allow us to reduce the number of substations and increase their service life. Major energy savings are through recuperation back to AC line using RTCR, with additional savings through increased DC bus voltage. The estimated energy savings depending on the system parameters, train speed profile, etc. can be as high as 50%.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME

Figures

Tables

Interactive Graphics

Video

Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In