The assessment of the power quality (PQ) could be a valuable tool to foster the efficiency of the railway systems. PQ is a well-addressed topic in conventional ac 50/60 Hz power systems, and many procedures, algorithms and measurement systems were presented in the international standards and widely discussed in the scientific literature. A less explored research field is the assessment of the PQ in the railway traction supply systems, in particular with reference to the dc and 16.7 Hz systems. The article explores this theme, proposing an extension of the definitions and of the standard measurement procedures for some of the main PQ indexes, well defined and widely used for conventional power systems, in order to be used also in all railway traction supply systems. The limits or difficulties of applicability are discussed with reference to measurements performed both on-board and in substation. The proposed procedures are applied to an experimental case of a real dc railway system with a large measurement campaign.

Power Quality Assessment in Railway Traction Supply Systems / Femine, Antonio Delle; Gallo, Daniele; Giordano, Domenico; Landi, Carmine; Luiso, Mario; Signorino, Davide. - In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT. - ISSN 0018-9456. - 69:5(2020), pp. 2355-2366. [10.1109/TIM.2020.2967162]

Power Quality Assessment in Railway Traction Supply Systems

Giordano, Domenico
Writing – Review & Editing
;
Signorino, Davide
Investigation
2020

Abstract

The assessment of the power quality (PQ) could be a valuable tool to foster the efficiency of the railway systems. PQ is a well-addressed topic in conventional ac 50/60 Hz power systems, and many procedures, algorithms and measurement systems were presented in the international standards and widely discussed in the scientific literature. A less explored research field is the assessment of the PQ in the railway traction supply systems, in particular with reference to the dc and 16.7 Hz systems. The article explores this theme, proposing an extension of the definitions and of the standard measurement procedures for some of the main PQ indexes, well defined and widely used for conventional power systems, in order to be used also in all railway traction supply systems. The limits or difficulties of applicability are discussed with reference to measurements performed both on-board and in substation. The proposed procedures are applied to an experimental case of a real dc railway system with a large measurement campaign.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
power quality_railway.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Versione editoriale
Licenza: Creative Commons
Dimensione 3.7 MB
Formato Adobe PDF
3.7 MB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11696/66565
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 23
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 22
social impact