Curbing CO2 emissions is a global challenge for companies and governments alike. Strukton can help you, offering a range of innovative solutions. The key: integration of electrical infrastructures.
Power socket in the tracks
The overhead lines of the public transport network are perfectly capable of serving as the electricity grid. You connect a solar park directly to the direct current public transport network and combine this with storing the electricity generated. This renders utilisation of the alternating current network unnecessary. Many countries have extensive rail networks stretching to all corners of the land. If you were to hook up solar or wind turbine parks to these networks, the rail network could serve as an electricity grid and it would not be necessary to use the alternating network.
Another option: points heating powered by overhead lines. This constitutes an efficient solution to replace gas-fired points heating with electrical points heating.
Reuse braking energy
We make it possible to reuse braking energy. This could serve to lower power consumption of a metro network by around 7%. In the future, it will even be possible to achieve a 10% to 20% reduction.
More sustainable rolling stock
Power electronics is the driving force behind every rail-bound vehicle. Outdated electronics will drive any fleet onto the scrap heap, despite still being able to serve for many years. Strukton Rail upgrades the power electronics, vastly extending the useful life of your rolling stock. The power electronics used are energy efficient, offering room for future-proof solutions including hybrid trains, battery-operated trains and hydrogen trains.
Sustainable rail infrastructure
Over and above electrification, we will help you in other ways to make rail infrastructure more sustainable – during installation and upgrading, and with respect to maintenance and operations. We do so, for example, by using recycled materials in sleepers, ballast and acoustic barriers. And by deploying the ZKL 3000, enabling us to take the tracks out of service remotely.
We use these tools to make rail transport more sustainable:
- Strukton power supply
- Power electronics
- ZKL 3000
- Smart Grid