Schneider Electric launches EcoStruxure Rail
Schneider Electric has launched EcoStruxure rail in India. The company aims to build a collaborative digital environment for a safe, efficient, reliable and sustainable metro rail operations in the country. The solution also intends to significantly enhance smart management, provide electrical safety and improve energy efficiency by upto 25%, Enables efficiency planning services and safeguard system’s operations, thereby increasing the overall operational efficiency by upto 20% and reduce the total cost of ownership by 15%.
Its advanced IoT-enabled EcoStruxure rail platform is best positioned to solve the critical challenges faced by the Indian metro-rail segment. It helps optimise energy consumption by using smart energy management solutions, integrating renewables, and braking energy recovery. Advanced building management solutions provide for the non-traction infrastructure.
The company has collaborated with RIB, ETAP, and AVEVA to drive digital transformation in the metro-rail market. These companies use their robust, vendor agnostic software portfolio to apply the “Single Version of Reality” paradigm over the entire cycle, resulting in a “Model Based Approach” in everything they do.
Ashutosh Shukla, director, transportation and mobility, Schneider Electric India, said, “The Indian government has fast-tracked sizeable metro-rail development projects to serve the demands for millions of people. The latest development has necessitated the creation of a design, planning, service, and construction strategy that drives energy efficiency. Our EcoStruxure for rail solution aims to significantly improve operational efficiency, sustainability, asset performance, feasibility data, and employee productivity. This solution is targeted towards providing real-time awareness breaking silos, resulting in safe, comfortable, on-time operations, and effective passenger services into the Indian market.”
It improves the smart management, electrical safety, and atmosphere of Metro stations, as well as the operation of their systems, with solutions for:
- Traction Power: Complete solutions for Rail electrification, including traction substations and its electrical equipment, overhead systems, control and protection for the network and microgrid supervision helping the proper energy management and operation.
- Signaling Power: A complete portfolio designed to cover the power supply needs for critical signaling systems, oriented to feed the disperse assets spread over the tracks.
- Distribution Power: The most comprehensive portfolio primary and secondary distribution that covers every application and every environmental conditions, including UPS and cooling systems which includes air quality control by deploying energy management solutions through HVAC, lighting etc.
- Construction management: Through application of 5D BIM modelling adding elements of Time and cost over 3D BIM, optimize planning, estimation, scheduling, align procurement and finally digital handover end facility management.