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Socomec’s Low Voltage Power Solutions on Show at Railtex 2015

Integrated power specialist, Socomec, will be showing its comprehensive range of low voltage power solutions at Railtex 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham. Whether planning a new installation or upgrading an existing facility, Socomec ‘s low voltage electrical solutions for rail’s specific system architectures guarantee network safety and robustness – with unparalleled efficiency – even in the most challenging operating environments.

High Performance Critical Power

Socomec’s IP+ Rail range provides the very latest UPS technology for the mass transportation sector, optimising energy efficiency for high performance applications. The Masterys IP+ Rail UPS has recently been awarded the prestigious PADS product approval by Network Rail for its product and engineering excellence as well as Socomec’s capabilities in terms of design, specification compliance and verification.

The Rail CPSS (Centralized Power Supply Systems) EMergency range is designed and manufactured to protect passengers and staff in the event of a major power failure or incident. The system complies with European safety and fire regulations and is designed and built to be in compliance with EN 50171.CPSS provide emergency lighting in the event of a mains failure and can also protect other emergency systems.

Advanced Switching Solutions

Socomec’s Sircover and AtyS Automatic and Static Transfer Switches have been engineered to enhance power availability and simplify the electrical architecture, ensuring standby and alternate power availability. With ongoing investment in development, Socomec has been recognised by Transport For London as part of a wider project with partner, AF Switchgear. The Socomec AtyS has been approved by LUL as an integral part of a complete system being manufactured by AF Switchgear.

LV AC and DC Load-Break and Fuse Switches

Socomec also provides a comprehensive range of load break switches, Fuserbloc, which protects people and key assets by preventing overload and short circuit.

Energy and Power Monitoring

Socomec’s compact Diris Digiware system delivers the most advanced energy monitoring, measuring and management solution, delivering control over energy costs whilst improving both energy quality and efficiency.

Engineering Support

With unprecedented numbers choosing to travel by rail, the ongoing performance of installed systems is vital. Socomec’s dedicated engineering team will ensure business continuity, optimising efficiency and guaranteeing the safe performance of the networks electrical infra-structure.

Nick Golder, Rail and Infrastructure Sales Manager for Socomec comments, “We understand the importance of maintaining vital equipment whilst also being mindful of our customer’s operating costs. We can create a completely customised Commissioning, Inspection and Maintenance (CIM) package for any system architecture. Our specialist engineering team has the necessary trackside training and accreditations to install and support equipment, throughout its lifecycle.”

From design and build through to installation and commissioning – as well as ongoing maintenance – Socomec has a strong track record in providing robust, efficient and complex integrated power solutions for the exacting requirements of the rail sector.

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