SMOS Light Success for Crossrail

London’s new Crossrail link will see the first UK deployment of ABB’s unique SMOS Light modular substation switchgear. It will form the heart of turnkey packages for three new traction substations that also include Portable Relay Rooms (PRRs) housing IEC61850 protection and control equipment.

Crossrail is among the most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK, with a total investment approaching £15 billion. From improving journey times across London, to easing congestion and offering better connections, Crossrail will change the way people travel around the capital. The route will run over 100 km through including new tunnels under central London.

SMOS Light reduces construction, testing and commissioning time SMOS Light integrates all the key elements required for isolating the supply to the catenaries, as well as for sectionalising of individual parts of track during inspection and maintenance including: the FSKII+ circuit breaker, disconnector and voltage transformers (VTs) and current transformers (CTs). They are all combined within a modular steel structure, which is fully assembled and tested at ABB’s railway centre of excellence in Geneva and delivered to site ready for installation.

SMOS Light fits the strategic business decision made by Network Rail to move away from Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) towards AIS for all new projects in sites where space allows. Currently, ABB is the only OEM with an AIS solution for Network Rail.

Portable Relay Rooms
The turnkey package is completed by Portable Relay Rooms (PRRs) housing state-of-the-art IEC 61850-based protection and control equipment, including the first Network Rail installation of ABB RTU560 and REF620 IEDs (intelligent electronic devices).

The PRRs will be assembled, configured and tested at ABB’s unique System Verification Simulator (SVS) at Stone. The benefit from Network Rail’s perspective is that this high level of factory testing effectively de-risks the project, as the PRRs will be delivered to site ready to ‘plug and play’.

To support Crossrail, Network Rail is upgrading its power infrastructure. The three new ABB traction substations will provide the 25 kV (kilovolt) supply for the western, surface sections of the route. They will be based on the unique Structure Mounted Outdoor Switchgear (SMOS) Light modular Air Insulated Switchgear (AIS) concept, developed to help railway infrastructure owners cut around 30 percent of the time required for construction, testing and commissioning of traction power distribution switchgear.

Contact ABB Railway

Use the form opposite to get in touch with ABB Railway directly to discuss any requirements you might have.

Follow Railway-News on LinkedIn
Follow Railway-News on Twitter
object(WP_Post)#9853 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2237) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-03-04 11:30:38" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-03-04 11:30:38" ["post_content"]=> string(6663) "

Railway Power and Automation Technologies

ABB is a world leading independent supplier of innovative and reliable technologies to vehicle manufacturers, railway operators and system integrators. With a comprehensive offering for rolling stock and infrastructure, as well as FACTS, network management solutions and SCADA systems, ABB also provides lifetime service support, including maintenance and retrofit. We help to keep the world moving with new sustainable approaches that enable customers to use energy effectively, creating a low carbon railway industry that operates with maximum efficiency and reliability.
ABB’s onboard traction converters and traction converters in use in Switzerland
ABB plays a major role in rail electrification projects worldwide
ABB robots can transform manufacturing in the railway industry

Railway Power Infrastructure

ABB is able to construct and install complete power supply and control systems for rail networks, offering a wide variety of innovative and reliable products for every aspect of rail infrastructure. A partnership with ABB brings experience, system know-how and state-of-the-art technology in railway power supply. Its customers can draw on a single source to meet their traction power needs and contribute towards improved performance and profitability.

On Board Portfolio for Rolling Stock

A broad portfolio of products, systems and services for rolling stock includes traction transformers, converters, motors and many other components for different types of rail application: freight, high-speed, suburban railways, metros and tramways. ABB works worldwide with leading vehicle manufacturers and transport operators provides innovative solutions that increase performance and energy efficiency in rail transportation while improving passenger comfort.

Lifetime Service for Rolling Stock and Infrastructure

A global network of services for railways provides the possibility to get tailor-made and lifecycle services for rolling stock and infrastructure. ABB’s broad range of services consists of spare parts, maintenance, upgrades and retrofit, on and off customer site. A customized bundle of services is available based on the customer’s operating needs, on demand when needed or in multi-year service level agreements.

Rail Manufacture and Production

ABB’s robots are employed in a broad spectrum of railway applications including surface treatment, finishing and painting; machine tending; materials handling, composites construction for fibre placement; assembly; and quality control and inspection. As a world leader in robot design and production, ABB supports the rail and transportation sectors worldwide.
ABB is helping to upgrade the London Underground power system to support the introduction of new trains
Bombardier’s ALP45DP features ABB traction transformers in North America
ABB supplied modular MV switchboards for Southern Region trains in the UK

ABB Railway Servicing

We have a global network of services for railways, providing the possibility to get tailor made and life cycle services for rolling stock and infrastructure. ABB’s broad range of services consists of spare parts, maintenance, upgrades and retrofit, and we offer these both on and off customer sites. A customised bundle of services is available based on the customer’s operating needs, on demand when needed or in multi-year service level agreements. A typical customer’s installed base may have been built up and developed over a period of 40 years or more, and will reflect the different technological paradigms of that period. ABB has hence developed a service portfolio to help customers face this challenge.

Robot-assisted Manufacture and Production

As a leading supplier of industrial robots, modular manufacturing systems and service, ABB offers a wide range of robots to the railway industry for applications such as: ABB delivers innovative and customized solutions which exactly meet the needs of our customers. For example, our new paint portal for rail car painting offers repeatable paint quality, less overspray and less paint consumption. A strong solutions focus helps our customers improve productivity, quality and worker safety. ABB has installed more than 200,000 worldwide." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "ABB Railway" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(5) "draft" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "abb-railway" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-03-05 14:12:26" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-03-05 14:12:26" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(57) "" ["menu_order"]=> int(170) ["post_type"]=> string(9) "suppliers" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" }