A Study on the Protection Wire Type Decision of Catenary System in the 350km/h High Speed Line

350km/h급 고속전차선로 보호선의 선종결정 기법에 관한 연구

  • Lee, Hack-Pyo (Woomin Electric Corporation) ;
  • Seo, Ki-Bum (Division of Railroad System Engineering, Woosong University) ;
  • Park, Jae-Young (Division of Railroad System Engineering, Woosong University)
  • Received : 2015.10.07
  • Accepted : 2015.11.25
  • Published : 2015.12.01


In this paper, we analyzed the optimal configuration of protection wire that have been installed in the electric railway power supply system. Protection wires are to suppress the ground potential rise when the short circuit fault between contact wire-rail(C-F), and protect the electronics equipments(signalling and communication) that are facility the wayside. The role of protection wires must be feed back quickly the fault current to the substation when a short circuit fault occurs. In this paper, we proposed that only one line to install the protection wire. Comparing how to newly proposed and existing system, most of the performance is similar. The reason is that most of the current flowing in the protection wire near the location where the fault occurred. There is no problem even if in one line for human safe and the low impedance of the return circuit in dimension to ensure the safety of the facility during the fault. To ensure safety during an fault occurs, it is sufficient even by one line. But, In the protection wire of facilities planning it is necessary to design taking into account the potential utility.


High speed catenary system;Overhead contact lines;Fault protection wire;Current capacity;Mechanical strength


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