Electric traction is the most favourable type of power supply for
electric railways from both ecological and economic perspectives.
Its reliability largely depends on contact lines, which must
operate in all climatic conditions with as little maintenance as
possible. Extreme demands arise when overhead contact lines are
required to provide reliable and safe power transmission to
electric traction vehicles travelling at speeds in excess of 250
km/h. The authors have used their world-wide experience to provide
comprehensive descriptions of configuration, mechanical and
electrical design, installation, operation and maintenance of
contact lines for electric railways on local and long-distance
transportation systems, including high-speed lines. In this book,
railway company professionals and manufacturers of contact line
systems, students and those embarking on a career in this field
will find practical guidance in the planning and implementation of
systems, product descriptions, specifications and the technical
data, including standards and other regulations. Since large
sections of the book are dedicated to the system aspects,
consultant engineers can also use it as a basis for designing
systems and interfaces to other subsystems of electric railway
engineering. The contents of the book are rounded off by examples
of running systems from different countries.
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Contact Lines for Electrical Railways
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 | Review by: Lionel W
Considered the Overhead Line Equipment (OHLE) design Bible by many OHLE engineers.
Excellent source book for designers in this specialized field of electrical engineering.
I did find it covers the European OHLE system in great detail but less so on other international OHLE systems.
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