BHEL develops breakthrough indigenous technology for Indian Railways

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By Sarkaritel February 8, 2019 13:23

BHEL develops breakthrough indigenous technology for Indian Railways


New Delhi, February 8: In a major technological breakthrough, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully developed a state-of-the-art Regeneration System through in-house R&D efforts, for Indian Railways’ fleet of conventional electric locomotives. 

The country’s first such regenerative 5000 HP WAG-7 Electric locomotive was flagged-off by Mr. Ghanshyam Singh, Member Traction & Ex-Officio Secretary to the Govt., Ministry of Railways, in the presence of Mr. Atul Sobti, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL from the company’s Jhansi plant. Directors on the board of BHEL and senior officials from Indian Railways were also present on this occasion. 

The idea of developing the energy efficient Regeneration System was mooted by Indian Railways and BHEL responded to it by successfully developing the technology in-house, giving an impetus to the ‘Make in India’ initiative. With this, a new line of business has opened for BHEL and the company has expanded its footprint in the transportation sector.

Presently, Indian Railways’ electric locomotives have a dynamic braking system where the energy generated during application of brakes gets wasted in the form of heat. BHEL has developed a system introducing the regenerative braking concept in these locomotives, that will feed the energy back to the overhead power lines. This will result in significant saving in energy consumption for Indian Railways. The system has already been tested in a 5000 HP, WAG7 Type, electric locomotive of Indian Railways at Jhansi.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel February 8, 2019 13:23

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