TITLE

Getting to the heart of propulsion failures

AUTHOR(S)
Lai, R. N.; Srivastava, Sandeep
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Railway Gazette International;Aug2010, Vol. 166 Issue 8, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the findings of an investigation conducted by Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) regarding the failure of electronic components on Indian Railways' (IR) high-power electric locomotives. RDSO has found that high ambient temperatures have led to the premature failure of traction converter electronics in the WAG9, WAP5 and WAP7 classes. Some changes recommended by RDSO to reduce the failure rates of various components are discussed.
ACCESSION #
52941667

 

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