Rail power conditioner technology in Australian Heavy Haul Railway: A case study

Perin, Igor, Nussey, Peter F., Tran, Truc V., Cella, Umberto M., & Walker, Geoffrey R. (2015) Rail power conditioner technology in Australian Heavy Haul Railway: A case study. In 2015 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC), Brisbane, Qld, pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Aurizon, Australia's largest freight railway operator, is investigating the use of Rail Power Conditioner (RPC) technology for load balancing, reactive power compensation and harmonic filtering. The new technology has the capability of replacing Static VAr Compensators (SVC) and Harmonic Filters, and is expected to have a significant impact on the overall costs of railway electrification. This paper presents the theoretical analysis of the real and reactive power flows in an RPC used to balance active powers in an existing V/V feeder station. This informed an RPC feasibility study undertaken at four existing Aurizon's feeder stations with V/V connected transformers.

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ID Code: 92803
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1109/APPEEC.2015.7381027
ISBN: 9781467381321
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 11 Feb 2016 02:15
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2016 23:00

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