BEML dispatches prototype of mainline electric multiple unit to Railways

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on June 02, 2020 Published on June 02, 2020

BEML has dispatched prototype of Mainline Electric Multiple unit (MEMU) to the Indian Railways. The company will be supplying 300 MEMU coaches to the Railways.

“The MEMU with three-phase onboard propulsion system, is an existing Indian Railways-approved Carbody design that has been adopted, re-engineered and developed by BEML on a contract from Indian Railways,” said a company note.

The three-phase propulsion system is state-of-the-art system consisting of IGBT-based microprocessor controlled three-phase drive with VVVF (Variable Voltage Variable Frequency) control.

The train has regenerative braking system for energy saving, and saves around 30 per cent of energy thus reducing the carbon footprint. Energy saving LED lights are also used for illumination in the coaches.

The train is equipped with GPS-based public address (PA) and passenger information system (PIS) with cab-to-cab communication. On the safety side, fire retardant furnishing materials are provided in the coaches for passenger safety. The train has provision for interfacing with Auxiliary Warning System (AWS) and Train Protection Warning System (TPWS).

The prototype train consisting of 12 cars (3 driving motor coaches and 9 trailer coaches) have been successfully inspected at factory by RDSO and cleared for Oscillation trials. The prototype train has been dispatched on May 30 to Northern Railway, Ghaziabad.

Published on June 02, 2020
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