EMC aspects of voltage changeover areas

Jeroen B.M. van Waes, M.F.P. Janssen, H.W.M. Smulders

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The standard electric traction system in the Netherlands is 1500 VDC. However, two major new lines use 25 kVAC, and both run close to existing 1500 VDC lines. Dutch railway infrastructure manager ProRail commissioned a study on the interference that the 25 kV systems will cause to its existing infrastructure. The study included the areas where the new lines are connected to the existing infrastructure, known as voltage changeover areas (VCOs). In many cases, the VCOs are not ideally sited for avoiding electromagnetic interference. A new design was required to avoid mutual interference. This paper focuses on the final design of the VCOs of the Betuweroute and compares simulations with measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) 2008, Seoul, Korea
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Congress on Railway Research (WCRR) - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 18 May 200822 May 2008


ConferenceWorld Congress on Railway Research (WCRR)
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


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