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SUBSTATIONS

Inverter
for DC Traction Energy Recovery

These professional studies and solutions are intended for traction systems typically of nominal voltages 600. Rectifier Mode: Inverter Mode: MV Network Traction Rectifier ~ MV Network ~ = = Accelerating train Traction Inverter Traction Rectifier ~ ~ = = Traction Inverter Braking / regenerating train A related example. These inverters. 2 . 1500 or 3000 VDC (in accordance with system definitions noted in the standard EN50163).INVERTER FOR DC TRACTION ENERGY RECOVERY Sécheron systems for energy recovery As a prospective part of Sécheron product portfolio. 750. in order to provide a cost-effective design. Our solution of energy recovery contains independent protection in order to ensure excellent durability and reliability of the line supply. The Sécheron’s energy recovery systems can be installed on new or existing supply systems. depending on definitions provided by the system operator (typically a transport authority or a grid keeper). also in cases of extraordinary events. Correct power sizing. a simulation of a light tram going downhill in catenary system 600 V and possible regenerative charge (current in time) is noted in chart below. is verified by a type test and a system test. The idea of power transmission from DC traction catenary back to AC electricity grid is realized by the electronic power inverters. Sécheron is able to provide technical studies and solutions for energy recovery systems for DC traction systems. based on professional pre-design studies. are based on IGBT or thyristor technologies. The basic conception of system design is illustrated in a picture below. Sécheron’s energy recovery systems can also be built to operate outside of these voltage classes.

General features The Sécheron’s energy recovery systems are intended for wide field of applications (trams. • Simple control system. Design is optimized to given technology (IGBT or thyristor). each energy recovery system contains filters to reduce grid distortion. • High voltage systems. • Fast response to control commands. it brings very low losses in semiconductors. high reliability and simple control system. as well in case of external faults. trolleybuses. trains) where recovered energy differs by application. etc. The advantages can be summarized: • High efficiency. In order to reduce tax of harmonics. • Robust construction with high charge overload. In general. • Lower demands to AC and DC filters. Advantages of Thyristor solutions The Thyristor technology is used especially for high power systems. List of typical standards used for reliable solution: • IEC61000 • IEC61800 • IEC60146 • IEEE519 • EN50328 • EN50124 • EN50160 • EN50163 • EN50121-5 Sécheron has worldwide experiences with extreme conditions in area of supply substations to offer reliable design for AC grids of rated frequencies 50 and 60 Hz. metro systems. 3 . also to reduce dimensions and system losses. • Simple system diagnostic and detection. altitude. special protection. In case of grid commutated applications. This advantage brings many types of IGBT transistors on market today. where energy recovery traction systems also operate. Another important criterias to be taken into account for a cost-effective design are for example ambient temperature. the IGBT advantages can be noted: • High efficiency. The system is mostly designed to be installed inside a supply substation where also supply AC grid is presented. Advantages of IGBT solutions IGBT technology (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor technology) today combines high controlled power with low controlling (gated) energy needed. • Possible air-natural (AN) cooling. especially in AC currents with relation to voltage harmonics.). • Variable switching frequency. special demands (tropicalization.

com This document is not contractual and contains information corresponding to the level of technology at the date of printing.SG825865BEN_B00-09. as required by new technology at any time. no matter what the circumstances. whose characteristics are described in these documents.secheron. of the product’s maintenance conditions and requirements. especially those arising from our “General Delivery Conditions”. Sécheron reserves the right to modify and/or improve the product. Sécheron reserves all rights.com www. It is the purchaser’s responsibility to inform himself.14 Sécheron SA Rue du Pré-Bouvier 25 1217 Meyrin .Geneva CH-Switzerland Tel: +41 (0)22 739 41 11 Fax: +41 (0)22 739 48 11 substations@secheron. Copyright© 2007 Sécheron SA .