High-speed, very high speed and tilting trains
Saft on-board battery systems perform two distinct, but important, functions on high-speed and tilting trains: low-voltage system back-up and braking and tilting system support.
Low-voltage system back-up
The on-board batteries must provide up to 90 minutes of back-up power for vital systems such as:
Braking and tilting system support
On-board batteries are also required to power for emergency braking and/or tilting systems that require a high current for short periods of time.
Saft MRX, SRA LT/HT, MSX, SRM+ and SRX Ni-Cd batteries and NHM Ni-MH batteries are designed to meet the specific performance and safety needs of high-speed and tilting train applications. They offer:
reduced weight and volume
low maintenance and ease of servicing
optimised LCC (Life Cycle Cost) and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
flame retardant characteristics
Saft has extensive experience in meeting the needs of rail operators who require a complete battery system, and has developed nine standard systems for new build trains.
Saft can take responsibility for the whole battery design, development and manufacturing process by acting as a fully integrated, single-source supplier – from initial concept to volume supply. The result is a bespoke battery – tailored to meet the customer’s exact dimensional and performance specifications – that is supplied fully tested and qualified, and ready to ‘plug and play’.